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Application Instructions

For best results on co-polypropylene and polypropylene plastics, please refer to the below instructions and video. 

The desired look will change depending on slight variations in temperature/transfer time as well as the substrate being applied to.
The age of the plastic, cook time, and mold release agents are all variables that will affect the end results. 


 

Two samples of the "Digi Dinos Blue" pattern. One sample showing the image on the transfer paper, one sample of the pattern transferred onto plastic.

​​SKIN Tone Laminating Panels
Matching Pigments

1.  Match SKIN panel to the patient's skin tone. 

2.  Use exact pigment shade of patient or a shade lighter.

 

3.  When using a dark carbon, pigment should be used to counteract the darkening effects of the carbon. 

4.  A pigment is not required in lamination that does not have a dark carbon. 

Laminating Panels
Unsewn for a better fit!

Figure 1 Image has two images side by side. The first image on the left is someone demonstrating how to drape the laminating panel around the cast. The second image on the right demonstrates how the lam panel should be clamped appropriately around the prosthetic cast.

Figure 1. 

Figure 2 has two images side by side. The first image on the left demonstrates the lamination panel being sewn. The second image on the right demonstrates how the finished sewn lamination should look.

Figure 2. 

Two images side by side. The first image on the left demonstrates how to trim the excess fabric along the sewn seam. The second image on the right demonstrates how the products should look after its flipped inside out to show the seam is hidden.

Figure 3

Two images side by side demonstrating the lamination process

Figure 4. 

Co-poly and Polypro Plastic
      Transfer Application

  1. Measure the piece of plastic you intend to use; cut the heat transfer paper to the appropriate size.

  2. Wipe plastic and apply a release agent directly to the cool plastic, following manufacturer's instructions.

  3. Wipe plastic with a dry cloth to remove any dust or debris. 

  4. Apply a second, light coat of release agent. Thinner plastics and polyethylenes may require a more liberal application of release agent to both plastic and transfer paper. 

  5. Heat plastic to optimum temperature, it is recommended that you pre-heat your oven before putting the plastic inside.

  6. Use an infrared thermometer to check the surface temperature.

  7. When the optimum surface temperature is reached (325*F to 350*F), remove the plastic from the oven.

  8. Place the heat transfer paper, image side down on the hot plastic. Be sure to smooth out any bubbles or wrinkles, using thermal gloves.

  9. The plastic may be returned to the oven, if necessary to maintain temperature. After 40 seconds, remove the heat transfer paper from the plastic by lifting a corner of the paper to ensure the imagine full transferred to the plastic. 

  10. Remove the plastic and form over the model. Take care not to over-stretch the plastic, as this will distort the color and image.

 

*Tip: Air pockets and surface irregularities may cause bare or light spots on the transfer. If this happens, simply re-apply the transfer paper and rub with firm pressure for a few seconds, then remove. 

 

 

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