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Dry transfer letters used in a museum exhibit

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WHAT ARE DRY TRANSFERS and lettering? Are These and decals good for art galleries? Are the numbers and costs worth it?

Dry transfers are a semi-permanent print scale solution that you can add very simply, quickly and effortlessly to a wide range of surfaces. They are created by printing a special type of ink on a sheet of film with a tool. They are an easier solution to add than the old magnifiers letraset, blades or a burnisher. The film has an adhesive backing that can be easily rubbed off with the use of solvents such as bestine or acetone. The letters, stars, or images on these sheets can be transferred onto any smooth and non-porous surface, which makes them very easy to add. Many people add them to their watchlist for fear that these items are too expensive, but we at DTL make them affordable.

American crew classic - product prototype label using custom rub down transfers

Rub on transfers for wood and dry transfer lettering for electronics and optical product prototypes are popular examples of dry transfer lettering that you can add. They are often used in museums, for craft projects and in general anywhere letraset tape is used. They make a perfect magnifiers letraset, blades or burnisher tool alternative for custom scale applications of any kind. They’re nearly instant to add which makes them incredibly handy.

Dry transfers and decals are also known as:

  • Rub down letter transfers
  • Rub on letter transfers
  • Press down transfers
  • Letter transfers
  • Decal transfers
  • Image transfers
Dry transfers are perfect for guitars and other musical instruments

Usage of dry rub on transfer, Lettering, numbers and decals

Examples of different types of custom dry transfers used by IBM, Paul Mitchell, John Wick and more

Corporations use our dry transfer letters, also called fls “rub on transfers” and “rub down transfers”, for major product prototypes to give them a highly-polished look when you add them. They are also very popular for visual art installation such as those found in museums. Custom dry transfer decals and letters are used to highlight an artist’s work because they’re fast, easy to apply, and easy to remove for the next art installation.

Art galleries choose dry transfers and rub down transfers above letraset because they help highlight the artists and their art and design works with precise and uniform appearance compared to paper labels.

Luxury retailers select dry transfer lettering and rub on transfer letters to showcase glass display cases to help explain and promote the products inside. They are a favorite of luxury retailers for this reason. Brides and Grooms even add and use custom dry transfer decals and lettering to customize their special day items such as their wedding day guest books. 

Why Use letraset? Custom Lettering, numbers, Decals, and Dry rub Transfer is Perfect for Museums and Art Galleries

Have you ever been to a museum and seen how perfect the lettering is next to works of art? That is instant rubdown lettering, also known as dry transfers. In the past, museums would try to painstakingly add premade scale letraset alphabet sheets, which are very difficult to get perfect. Dry transfers are decals that are custom made. Custom dry transfers help make artist and artwork descriptions easy to add. They are so much quicker and easier than using magnifiers with a letraset, which makes them a favorite.

Small, medium, or large, custom dry transfers come in as many various sizes as you can imagine. And while Helvetica is the most popular font point, you can use any font you like with your custom graphics.

Dry transfers are very easy to apply and offer superior display quality. Once applied, they look as if the letters and numbers were professionally painted on. Museum and art gallery labels are growing in popularity as they’re easy to add. So take dry transfers from your watchlist to buy list today!

Dry rub transfers and decals are more ideal for numbers and Lettering product scale prototypes than letraset or burnisher

dry transfer custom lettering used on a bicycle frame prototype

Designers, engineers and product development teams love to add dry transfers. They are perfect when making models and prototypes to give them that polished “fresh from the factory” look. In fact, dry transfers with an image are so sharp, in the upper or lower case, that people often mistake them for paint, scale electroplating or etching, engraving and other printing technologies. They give product prototypes and models the look of a final manufactured product.

Dry transfers and rub down decal lettering can even be designed in a way that gives a vintage look and are perfect for product documents and stationary. That’s why many people add them to theseitems.

Whatever the case, if you need black or white,  one color, multiple colors or a foil effect, drytransferletters.com is the perfect place to shop for your rub down, rub on decal, and dry transfer letter. Simply submit your image, art or design in one of the approved file formats and we’ll make your product prototype, tools, or model look like it was made by a world-class favorite manufacturer. They’re a great burnisher and blades tool alterntive.

Industrial design applications work perfectly with Instant custom decals and numbers

Custom rub-down dry transfer letters are the platinum standard to add lettering, stars, a image, logos or a wide array of other graphical elements for brands. Examples include:

  • Package designs
  • Package comps
  • Jars, cans, bottle, tubes
  • Wine bottles
  • Product prototypes
  • 3d printed models
  • Other tools
dry transfer lettering used on a product bottle prototype

Rub on letters and decals are also popular in the automotive, motorcycle and aircraft industries. Dry transfer decals can be used to spice up a wide variety of objects such as the faces of analog guages, digital guages, tachometers, speedometers and other tools.

Guitar makers love to add rub down and dry transfer lettering, stars and images above letraset. It allows them to easily customize their instruments and give them a dazzling and unique look that’s on par with the biggest players in their markets.

Custom Dry Transfer decals Pricing numbers Table


8 1/2 x 11

Foil add on

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So long as the surface is smooth, non-porous and dry, rub on transfer letters work with many different kinds of surfaces. Some of these surfaces that work well with them are:

  • Glass
  • Wood
  • Plastic
  • Metal

If a client says “please remove” the lettering, that is no problem: they are as easy to remove as they are to add. When you add dry transfer lettering to your surfaces, they will appear to be printed right on the surface of the product they can also be made to mount second surface. They’re simply amazing and so much easier to add than letraset. It’s no wonder they’re growing in popularity for personal and professional uses. They make everything including tools look more professional and brilliantly designed.

To remove dry transfer products, you simply rub them with a bit of bestine or acetone. This is why these products get such stellar reviews and quickly move from the watchlist to the buy list.

You can learn more about dry transfers and how they’re different from waterslide decals by clicking on this link.

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Drytransferletters.com deeply understands how important it is to launch a successful product prototype, or display art or offering in the most attractive way possible. We offer custom dry transfers that will exceed your expectations and simply blow you away. The 5 stars, top notch quality of our products is second to none.

Since 1952 we’ve been helping businesses and corporations get the job done as perfectly as possible, and at fair prices. You can order online or call today for a custom quote to add dry transfer decals to your items.

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