Transfer tapes for the Graphical industry

When do you need a transfer tape

Self adhesive vinyl is a popular product for sign makers. It’s a convenient and creative way of bringing messages to the audience and we see it all around us.
To transfer the vinyl from the liner to its target surface, one needs a good transfer tape.
Cut vinyl, bubble free vinyl, small decals, large decals etc. For every application we have a matching transfer paper or film.

Solutions for all transferable vinyls

Sign makers have countless possibilities to create their vinyl graphics. There are many kinds of self adhesive vinyl and different ways of creating a vinyl graphic.

Cut VINYL

Self adhesive vinyl sheets can be cut in different shapes with a plotter machine. These shapes are called vinyl decals. Our transfer tapes just stick enough to pick up the vinyl decal and to transfer it safely onto any surface.
Without a transfer tape it’s impossible to transfer the decal properly.

PRINTED VINYL

Vinyl sheets can also be multi colour printed. In some cases after print, it’s also cut in certain shapes so again you need a transfer tape to get the decal onto a surface.

BUBBLE-FREE VINYL

Bubble free vinyl was created to reduce, guess what ‘bubbles’. The liner has a certain structure that
creates tiny air tunnels in the adhesive layer of the vinyl. These air tunnels help prevent bubbles during applications. A regular paper or film transfer tape doesn’t adhere well to these structured liners, so for this application you need a special transfer tape - AirMask.

ABI Tape transfer tape brands

TransferRite®

A worldwide trusted tape brand in graphic transfer applications


AirMask®

World’s first transfer tape designed for bubble free vinyl decals with structured liners

CraftRite®

Transfer tape with a grid pattern that comes in sheets and rolls specifically designed for the home craft market

Make the right choice

Paper -vs- Film Transfer tape

PAPERFILM
Wet application
Transparency
Eco friendly
Strength
The choice between paper or film is mainly determined by preference.

High -vs- low tack level

LOWMEDIUM *HIGHVERY HIGH
Large decal of more than 1 m, lettering larger than 30 cm.
Medium sized one-piece decal, lettering from 5 cm up to 30 cm
Small sized one-piece decal, lettering smaller than 5 cm
Very small sized one-piece decal, lettering smaller than 1 cm
Etched glass film
Reflective film
* In most cases a medium tack transfer tape will perform well.

Thick -vs- Regular Transfer Paper

In most cases, a regular paper transfer tape will be a good match for the application. In the following cases we would recommend a thick transfer tape:
  • For wet application
  • For large, one piece decals
  • For more stability during handling
  • For more strength

Paper transfer tapes - ABI Tape Best Sellers

TACKTHICKNESSAPPLICATIONPRODUCT#
mediumregularTransfer paper that will work for 80% of your applicationsTR-0582
lowregularTransfer paper for large decalsTR-6560
highregularTransfer paper for small decalsTR-0592
mediumthickTransfer paper for decals where more stability and strength is neededTR-0782
highthickTransfer paper for decals where more stability and strength is neededTR-0792

Film transfer tapes - ABI Tape Best Sellers

TACKADHESIVE TYPEAPPLICATIONPRODUCT#
mediumrubberTransfer film that will work for 80% of your applicationsTR-1310
highrubberTransfer film for tiny decals and lettering, etched glass filmTR-1320
mediumacrylicA good alternative for TransferRite 1310, specifically for wet applicationsTR-1750
mediumrubberUnique transfer film for bubble free vinyl decals and printed vinylTR-0510
Need a transfer tape?

Do you have a standard or challenging transfer application? ABI Tape has the right solution. Our team will help you find the perfect match.
 

AirMask for Bubble-free application

AirMask is the world’s first transfer film for bubble free vinyl. Bubble free vinyl was developed to eliminate air bubbles.
  • Adheres well to exposed air release liners
  • Releases cleanly and easily upon installation
  • Works with a wide range of vinyl and liner brands
AirMask is the only tranfer film you will ever need for your bubble free vinyl applications.

Transfer tape in action

So, why choose ABI Tape graphical products

Low Minimum Order Quantity


  • The only tape manufacturer that allows you to order just 1 roll
  • When you need a pallet or more, we offer volume pricing

Price Value


  • Buying directly from the tape manufacturer will reduce your costs while ensuring the same quality.
  • Don’t risk losing your carefully prepared decal by working with cheap transfer tape, rely on our reputation

Next Day Delivery


  • Orders received before 3PM CET – next day delivery is guaranteed.
  • Only for deliveries to Germany, UK and Benelux

Expertise


  • Transfer tiny vinyl decals? Apply bubble free vinyl? We match your needs with our variety of transfer products.

Learn more about tapes & solutions for Graphical Industry or Contact us for more information

FAQs

Can I use water during an application with a transfer tape?

Yes, some of our transfer tapes are suitable for wet application - TransferRite 1310, 1320, 1750, 782U and 792U.

Can I reuse a transfer tape?

We don’t recommend it. Our transfer tapes were developed for single use. When you reuse a transfer tape it could be that the transfer tape doesn’t adhere well to the vinyl decal.

Can I transfer any size and type of vinyl decal?

Yes, we have a matching transfer tape for every type and size of decal.

What is better, a paper or film transfer tape?

Both are perfect for transfer applications and have their specific benefits. Check out our ‘Transfer Tapes’ page to help you choose.

Are TransferRite transfer tapes better than transfer tapes from RTape, Poli Tape and Orafol?

Yes, we have the best quality available on the market.