October 25, 2013

Water transfer printing furniture handles.

Water Transfer Printing Furniture Handles

We have been focus on quality and innovation.

With over 14 years experience in producing furniture handles, cabinet knobs, cloth hook, furniture legs and other furniture cabinet hardware, we now can make zamak and aluminum handles and knobs in Wood, Stone, Animal Print, Porcelain and any design you want.

Water Transfer Printing Furniture Handles

We adopt this technology in producing furniture hardware, it is water transfer furniture handle.

It looks like wood grain cabinet handle, stone handle, but material is aluminum or zamak

They are very interesting, hum? I think it is quite suitable for contemporary furniture, modern furniture and customized furniture.


Let me have a brief introduction of Water Transfer Printing to you.

Water transfer printing is a surface finishing technology, and you can have this process on metal handle or plastic product.

Water transfer printing also known as Hydrographics or HydroGraphics,

Or Immersion Printing, or cubic printing, is a method of applying printed designs to three-dimensional objects.

The water transfer printing process can be used on metal, plastic, glass, hard woods, and various other materials.


Process of water transfer printing

1: Pre-treated the substrate, such as polishing the cabinet handle firstly.

2: Making water transfer printing image by PC or color printer.

polyvinyl alcohol film is gravure-printed with the graphic image to be transferred, and is then floated on the surface of a vat of water.After removing the piece from the water, a top coat is applied to protect the design.

3: Dip the film in water for 20-30 second, do not dip too long, or else the film will be damaged.

4: Put the film in furniture handle, and scraping the water.

5: Drying by a oven.

6: After drying, have a oil coat, such as rubber oil or matte oil on the surface to make it shining and connected better.

All right, that is the produce process, as you can see it is more complicated than chrome plated or oil spray, so the price is not going to cheap, but it is really beautiful.


We provide over thousand existing designs for your choice.

1: Wood grain designs

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2: Stone grain

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3: Animal design, leopard, deer, zabra, fur.

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4: water, porcelain, crossbones, crack,maple, cartoon and others

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About Damon Yuan
Marketing manager of Special LTC Industrial Co.,Limited Experienced furniture hardware factory since 1999 from Dongguan, China.We are specialized in producing furniture handles, cabinet knobs and furniture feet and more.
  1. I have seen the results of this process but have been wondering how durable it is compared to powder coating. Please comment on that.

    • Hi, Bob,
      Water transfer printing used widely in automotive industries, such as the wood look dash board.
      You didn’t see it is broken or falling down, right?

      Beside, water transfer printing handle producing process is more complicated than powder coasting.

      If you have interesting, we can arrange sample for your testing.

  2. Ref use of the technology on car dash boards, were in furniture the use of handles is very high . what kind of life expectancy do you offer for the film to remain ont he handle. Is the same UV safe, scratch proof, hard as PU.
    kindly throw more light.

    • Dear Ajay,
      As to life expectancy of the water transfer printing, I can say it is better than painting, and it is same as chrome plate.
      it is a little scratch proof due to there is a process of oil painting after water transfer printing, but you should keep it away from tough items.
      It is so smooth that you can hardly touch it.

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