Now we are ready to pass the board and graphic through the heat transfer machine. The top roller of the machine is running at a high temperature so that the paint on the graphic sheet will stick to the board. Beginning with the nose, the rollers will clamp down together and feed the deck through. Our graphic transfer operative always spreads the graphic sheet out manually to ensure there are no creases or wrinkles.
After cooling down, the sheet is ready to be removed, leaving the full graphic on the board. All that is left to do is scrape away any excess paint from the edges with a sharp knife, leaving a neat edge and a professional finish.