Heat transfer printing- Add as many colors as you want and only pay for set-up fees. This is the industry standard printing process. Full bottom, full color printing is achieved by transfer printing. A custom skateboard heat transfer is a form of screen printing. Each transfer carrier sheet is hand screen printed one color at a time in reverse order. To apply the transfer graphic the printed transfer sheet is aligned to the deck and run through a heated silicone rubber roller machine that heats the specially formulated ink.
The ink then forms a bond with a coating on the deck. One of the biggest advantages is being able to have many colors at a relatively low cost. Transfers are printed either 'Spot Color' or 'CMYK/4 Color process'. We recommend spot colors for the most accurate color reproduction.
This process involves direct screen printing to the bottom of a custom skateboard deck. The print area and size are limited because of the curved surface of the deck. Smudging and registration problems can also occur. Deck screen printing can be an economical alternative to transfer printing for companies that are looking for a lower cost and small 'mini logo' type print. 14"x7.5" maximum print size between the truck holes. We recommend this type of printing for smaller, less detailed one or two color graphics or top prints.