Heavy Transfer Paper Reduces Waste, Lowers Costs

Alternative to standard paper, combined with silicone spray, helps O&P fabricator get better results

transfer paper case studyAn O&P fabricator was having trouble with their transfer patterns. Their transfer paper kept wrinkling and sticking to the plastic, creating the need to remake the device and waste material.

Transfer paper wrinkles and sticks to the hot plastic sheet

The customer knew that using transfer papers to customize devices was highly valued by their patients—but during fabrication, they got frustrated when the transfer paper would wrinkle and stick to the hot plastic. As a result, they were throwing out a significant amount of ruined material, which lowered their profitability.

Switching material solves the problem, brings significant savings

Curbell recommended to try a heavier transfer paper. Curbell's heavy transfer paper is heavier and thicker than standard transfer paper, making it easier to apply to AFOs, KAFOs, TLSOs, CTLSOs, and other orthotics and prosthetics. We also suggested using a silicone spray on the heavy paper. Silicone spray helps the paper release from the plastic sheet, and assists in transferring ink from the paper to the plastic. The changes significantly reduced the amount of wrinkling and sticking, and the customer was able to improve their profitability.


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