WO1995021064A1 - Method for producing decorative articles using transfer foils - Google Patents

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WO1995021064A1
WO1995021064A1 PCT/GB1994/001879 GB9401879W WO9521064A1 WO 1995021064 A1 WO1995021064 A1 WO 1995021064A1 GB 9401879 W GB9401879 W GB 9401879W WO 9521064 A1 WO9521064 A1 WO 9521064A1
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Boris Siegmund Davis
Raymonde Freedman
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Boris Siegmund Davis
Raymonde Freedman
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B44DECORATIVE ARTS
    • B44CPRODUCING DECORATIVE EFFECTS; MOSAICS; TARSIA WORK; PAPERHANGING
    • B44C1/00Processes, not specifically provided for elsewhere, for producing decorative surface effects
    • B44C1/10Applying flat materials, e.g. leaflets, pieces of fabrics
    • B44C1/105Applying flat materials, e.g. leaflets, pieces of fabrics comprising an adhesive layer
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B44DECORATIVE ARTS
    • B44CPRODUCING DECORATIVE EFFECTS; MOSAICS; TARSIA WORK; PAPERHANGING
    • B44C1/00Processes, not specifically provided for elsewhere, for producing decorative surface effects
    • B44C1/16Processes, not specifically provided for elsewhere, for producing decorative surface effects for applying transfer pictures or the like
    • B44C1/165Processes, not specifically provided for elsewhere, for producing decorative surface effects for applying transfer pictures or the like for decalcomanias; sheet material therefor
    • B44C1/17Dry transfer
    • B44C1/1733Decalcomanias applied under pressure only, e.g. provided with a pressure sensitive adhesive
    • B44C1/1737Decalcomanias provided with a particular decorative layer, e.g. specially adapted to allow the formation of a metallic or dyestuff on a substrate unsuitable for direct deposition

Abstract

The present invention relates to foiling and embossing articles to produce decorative works. There is described a method for producing a foiled article, the method comprising the steps of: (i) providing the article to be foiled with layer of adhesive in the region of the article to be foiled, the adhesive layer being provided with a protective release paper, (ii) removing at least a portion of the release paper (21) to reveal an area of adhesive; (iii) providing a foil transfer sheet comprising a pigment foil releasably laminated onto a flexible carrier film; (iv) applying the foil transfer sheet to the article such that the pigment foil contacts the revealed adhesive area; (v) applying pressure to the reverse face of the laminate; and (vi) removing the carrier film such that the pigment foil remains adhered to the revealed adhesive area on the article. There is also described a foiling kit.

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METHOD FOR PRODUCING DECORATIVE ARTICLES USING TRANSFER FOILS
The present invention relates to foiling and embossing articles to produce decorative works.
In one aspect the present invention provides a method for producing a foiled article, the method comprising the steps of:- i) providing the article to be foiled with layer of adhesive in the region of the article to be foiled, the adhesive layer being provided with a protective release paper, ii) removing at least a portion of the release paper to reveal an area of adhesive; iii) providing a foil transfer sheet comprising a pigment foil releasably laminated onto a flexible carrier film; iv) applying the foil transfer sheet to the article such that the pigment foil contacts the revealed adhesive area; v) applying pressure to the reverse face of the laminate; and vi ) removing the carrier film such that the pigment foil remains adhered to the revealed adhesive area on the article.
In a further aspect, there is provided a foiling kit comprising i ) a flexible sheet or film provided on at least one face thereof with an adhesive layer, each adhesive layer being further provided with a protective release paper and ii) one or more foil transfer sheets each comprising a pigment foil releasably laminated to a flexible carrier film. In a yet further aspect, there is provided, in combination, one or more line pictures, optionally in the form of a book, and one or more foil transfer sheets of differing colours and/or patterns; the pictures being provided with an adhesive coating in certain predefined areas thereof, the adhesive coating being further provided with a protective release paper covering.
Typically, the release paper comprises a number of discrete portions defining a pictorial design such that individual areas of adhesive can be separately revealed for foiling to provide a completed design which may have differently foiled patterns in adjacent areas. Typically, the discrete portions are formed by kiss-cutting.
Additionally or alternatively, a stencil may be provided positionable over an area of revealed adhesive, the foil transfer sheet then being placed over the stencil and the pigment foil transferred from the carrier film to the adhesive and the stencil and carrier film then being removed to provide one or more foiled areas adjacent unfoiled areas of adhesive.
Typically, the method further comprises the step of embossing one or more of the foiled areas using thermographic powders. Typically, such a step can be performed in accordance with the disclosures of copending applications GB 2271317 and The above and other aspects of the present invention will now be illustrated by way of example only with reference to the accompanying drawings in which:-
Figure 1 illustrates an arrangement consisting of an article to be foiled, an adhesive layer and release paper for use in the method of the present invention;
Figure 2 illustrates the arrangement of Figure 1 wherein a kiss-cut pictorial design is provided on the release paper;
Figure 3 illustrates a laminate comprising a pigment foil and carrier film suitable for use in an embodiment of the method of the present invention;
Figure 4 illustrates the use of a stencil in the method of the present invention; and
Figure 5 illustrates further the use of a stencil with the arrangement of Figure 4.
With reference to the Figures, one particular method in accordance with the present invention includes the following steps. An article 10 to be foiled is provided on a surface thereof with an adhesive layer 11. Adhesive layer 11 is protected by a release paper 12. As shown, the article 10 to be foiled is a sheet of, card or similar sheet material to produce a picture. The method of the present invention is equally applicable to other surfaces to which an adhesive may be appl ied.
As illustrated in Figure 2, the release paper 12 may be provided with a preprinted design 20. Each area of the design is defined by a discrete portion 21 of the release paper 12. Typically, the discrete portions 21 are formed by kiss-cutting 22 (shown by dotted line) although many suitable alternatives will be readily apparent to those skilled in the art .
In use, a portion of the release paper 12 is removed to reveal an area of the adhesive layer 11 below. A foil transfer sheet 24 comprising a laminate of a pigment foil 25 and a flexible carrier film 26 is applied to the adhesive 11, with the pigment foil contacting the adhesive. Pressure is applied to the foil transfer sheet 24, for example by rubbing across the back of the carrier film 26 with one's fingers or using a roller to transfer the foil 25 from the carrier film 26 to adhesive layer 11. The carrier film is then removed. This procedure is then repeated for so many of the discrete portions 21 as is desired until a complete picture is produced. The same or different pigment foils can be used for different areas of the picture.
Foil transfer sheets 24 suitable for use in the method of the present invention include those known for use in hot stamping methods, for example those comprising organic and inorganic pigments and synthetic resins with inert extenders and waxes coated onto a polyester carrier film 26. The adhesive layer 11 is selected such that the foil will, upon application of pressure preferentially adhere to the adhesive rather than the carrier film. Commercially available double-sided adhesive tape will be particularly suitable for this purpose.
Each portion 21 of the release paper 12 may be printed with a colour or number indicating the foil to be used for that areas of the design, the latter corresponding generally to a conventional painting-by-numbers scheme.
An additional method of forming foiled works is illustrated in Figure 4 wherein a stencil 30 is placed over the revealed adhesive layer 11 on an article 10. As shown in Figure 4 the stencil provides letters of the alphabet, although the stencil can provide essentially any design 31 as will be apparent to those skilled in the art of stencilling (for example, see Figure 5). With the stencil 30 placed over the adhesive layer 11 only those areas of the adhesive defined by the stencil are revealed. The foil transfer sheet 24 is placed over the stencil 30 and pressure applied as described above to transfer the pigment foil 25 to the adhesive layer.
The stencil 30 is then removed, thus revealing a foiled area corresponding to the stencil within an area of unfoiled adhesive. A foil of a different colour or design can then be applied directly to the adhesive to complete the foiling.
The stencil 30 is made of any suitable material as is commonly used in the stencilling art such as card or semi¬ rigid plastics material for example acetate sheets, such as that sold under the trade mark Mylar. The stencil 30 should have a rear face which either inherently or by provision of a coating, does not, in use, permanently adhere to the adhesive layer 11. For example, a stencil made of card 32 may be provided with a wax or silicone resin coating 33.
Adhesive layer 11 is provided on article 10 by any conventional means such as by spraying or spreading an adhesive. Particularly convenient is the use of a thin flexible sheet material pre-coated on both faces thereof with an adhesive composition. Conventionally, such materials are provided with protective release paper on both faces thereof or are provided as a roll with a release paper on only one face thereof. The former is particularly useful in that a design can be kiss-cut into one of the release papers, with the other release paper being removed for application to an appropriate article 10 of the user's choice.
For application of foil to clothing, the adhesive will most conveniently be organic solvent based rather than a water based adhesive.
In an extension of the inventive method, there is provided the further step of embossing an area of the foiled article 10 using thermographi c powders. A composition such as a comparatively slow drying ink is applied to the foil in accordance with the design features to be embossed. Alternatives to ink, which serves to allow the powders to adhere to the foil, will be readily apparent to those skilled in the art. Thermographic powders are then applied to the article such that they adhere to the composition. The thermographi c powders are then heat treated for example using the apparatus described in UK Patent Application No. GB 2271317 and PCT Application No. PCT/GB93/00769.
A further foil coating can be applied to areas of embossed foil when the thermographi c powders have been fused. Whilst still warm after heat treating or after further heating a foil transfer sheet 24 is placed over the desired embossed area with the pigment foil 25 contacting the embossed thermographi c powders, slight pressure is applied and after cooling, the carrier sheet 26 is removed. By this method it is possible to produce foiled pictures etc having a tactile feel .
Once completed, the foiled or foiled and embossed areas of the article can be protected with a clear varnish or a sheet of adhesive-backed colourless plastics material.
The use of the methods of the present invention is limited only by the imagination of the end user. The method can be Used for foiling and embossing cardboard, paper, wood, plastics materials, woven and non-woven fabrics such as felt, and so on. For example, the article 10 can be a book printed with a story to which a child foils and embosses accompanying pictures either to a pre-arranged foiling scheme or as the child itself wishes. The method is particularly well adapted for creatively inspiring children to create their own designs, for example in decorating lapel badges, making toy theatres, foiling balloons or Easter eggs.
The method can be used for decorating boxes or wrapping paper, forming a border or frame around a picture, preparing table place cards, decorating toy soldiers or teams of football players. The invention can be used to foil fingernails either directly using double sided adhesive tape or by using artificial nails provided on both sides with adhesive layers - one for foiling and one for attachment to the finger nail of the wearer. In decorating fabrics, it w ll often be advantageous to gently heat the fabric once the foil has been applied to an adhesive layer to improve the keying of the foil to the fabric.
The invention can be used for decorating car body panels and the like and could be used as an alternative to respraying small areas of bodywork.
The invention can be used as an alternative or additional technique to conventional stencilling in decorating walls, furniture and ceramic tiles, in which case, depending upon the particular use it may be necessary to protect the completed design, for example, with a layer of clear varnish. Further, paint manufacturers could supply pieces of the foil transfer sheets to match their colour range together with an appropriate adhesive for rapid touching up of damaged areas of paint work.
The article to be foiled could be one component of a conventional hook and loop fastener such as that sold under the trade mark VELCRO. One component could be sewn onto clothing or adhered to a board. The second component would be foiled as herein described and then applied to the first to produce a decorative effect or could be used for educational purposes.
Such that the above described method of the present invention can be put into effect, the present invention also provides a foiling kit comprising one or more foil transfer sheets, preferably a range of colours and/or designs; and an appropriate article having an adhesive coating protected by a release sheet or a sheet or roll of double-sided adhesive fi lm or tape.

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1. A method for producing a foiled article, the method comprising the steps of:- i) providing the article to be foiled with layer of adhesive in the region of the article to be foiled, the adhesive layer being provided with a protective release paper, ii) removing at least a portion of the release paper to reveal an area of adhesive; iii) providing a foil transfer sheet comprising a pigment foil releasably laminated onto a flexible carrier film; iv) applying the foil transfer sheet to the article such that the pigment foil contacts the revealed adhesive area; v) applying pressure to the reverse face of the laminate; and vi ) removing the carrier film such that the pigment foil remains adhered to the revealed adhesive area on the article.
2. A method for producing a foiled article as claimed in Claim 1 further comprising the step of providing a stencil positionable over an area of revealed adhesive, the foil transfer sheet then being placed over the stencil and the pigment foil transferred from the carrier film to the adhesive and the stencil and carrier film then being removed to provide one or more foiled areas adjacent unfoiled areas of adhesive.
3. A method for producing a foiled article as claimed in Claim 1 or Claim 2 further comprising the step of embossing one or more foiled areas with thermographic powders.
4. A foiling kit comprising i) a flexible sheet or film provided on at least one face thereof with an adhesive layer, each adhesive layer being further provided with a protective release paper and ii) one or more foil transfer sheets each comprising a pigment foil releasably laminated to a flexible carrier film.
5. A foiling kit as claimed in Claim 1 wherein one of said protective release papers comprises a number of discrete portions defining a pictorial design such that individual areas of adhesive can be separately revealed for foiling to provide a completed design which may have differently foiled patterns in adjacent areas.
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WO1997038868A2 (en) * 1996-04-15 1997-10-23 Boris Siegmund Davis Method for producing decorative articles using transfer foils
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WO2002085644A2 (en) * 2001-04-20 2002-10-31 3M Innovative Properties Company Ink jet transfer printing process
WO2004037556A1 (en) * 2002-10-22 2004-05-06 3M Innovative Properties Company Ink jet transfer printing process
GB2410922A (en) * 2004-02-12 2005-08-17 Andy Sean Marshall Textured paint effect

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AT404432B (en) * 1996-10-17 1998-11-25 Fischer Gmbh DECOR FOR THE SURFACE DESIGN OF SPORTS EQUIPMENT OR TOYS, IN PARTICULAR TENNIS RACKETS AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION OF SPORTS EQUIPMENT OR TOYS, ESPECIALLY TENNIS RACKETS WITH SUCH A DECOR, AND SO AFTER THIS DEPELLER
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WO2004037556A1 (en) * 2002-10-22 2004-05-06 3M Innovative Properties Company Ink jet transfer printing process
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