Rubdown Transfers Still “Apply” in a Digital World

Posted by February 12th, 2018

Digital printing has taken over the vast majority of graphic production for comps and prototypes. However, even in the digital age, there is still a demand for rubdown transfer graphics. Package designers, engineers, model makers use transfers as an easy and relatively inexpensive way to decorate a package or product prototype. As a result, rubdowns can serve as an economical way to add punch to your products.

Our team produces these graphic transfers for many different industries such as electronics, food & beverage, beer & spirits, beauty & cosmetics, automotive and more. You can apply Rubdowns to decorate glass or any smooth surface like an entryway door or a conference room wall. If your goal is to apply a graphic without it looking like a label or sticker, a rubdown transfer is the best option and CAPS57 can help.

CAPS57 Produces the Highest Quality and Color Accurate Transfers

CAPS57 prints rubdown transfers conventionally using traditional inks on a transferable substrate.  We will provide the best solution for your rubdown transfer needs. We employ a fully staffed Color Proofing Department that can match any color including metallic colors. Caps57 rubdown transfers can be printed in as many colors as required. We can quickly provide them for you on a ready-made sheet. In addition, Casp57 can apply them to your products with pinpoint accuracy for you. Consequently, CAPS57 can satisfy any needs for whatever options you have.

Give us a call at 312-279-5200 or email, we can provide all of your comping and prototyping needs.


BXP and Caps57 Partner on Makeover Challenge

Posted by February 12th, 2018

Caps57 Partner on Makeover Challenge

Caps57 is Your Partner

For the second year in a row Caps57 was a valuable partner on Package Design Magazines (now BXP) Annual Makeover Challenge. This gave us another opportunity to show off our color accurate prototyping capabilities for the design competition. At this years competition we assisted three design agencies who participated in this years competition. The agencies creates concepts including final prototypes for a Choice Organic Tea Package.

We worked with all the competitors from the first concept, all the way through to the submitted prototype entry. At Caps57 we worked with the three agencies to understand their concept. We helped with structure development and guided them through the color testing stage. Then we executed the agencies final prototypes. As a result, we received a great deal of praise and appreciation. It also shows what an effective partner we are for your agency.


CAPS57 Supplies Prototypes for “Makeover Challenge”

Posted by October 30th, 2016

CAPS57 supplied color accurate comps for Package Design Magazines’ 12th Annual “Makeover Challenge”. All of the studios were thrilled with their prototypes and the quick and professional work provided by our team.

Studios Love Our Comps and Prototypes! 

BrandFirst Prototypes

“I just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know that we received the two prototypes and they look AMAZING! A big thank you to you and your team for the quick turnaround and quality of the prototype!”
Brec Morgan
Managing Partner


Galileo Global Branding Group Prototype

“We received the prototypes today. They look FANTASTIC! Thanks for the quick turnaround on this, much appreciated. We will certainly be adding CAPS57 to our vendor list. We look forward to working with you again in the future.”

Craig Minella
Galileo Global Branding Group


GElcomm Prototype

“Can you let me know how much it would cost us to get another Telus packaging comp (the green one) from you? We’d like one for our records, as we were really happy with how it turned out.”

Pauline Bojorquez
Account Executive


Porchlight Prototype

“Received the prototypes this morning and they look GREAT! Thanks for working with us to complete by the deadline. Should we need mockups in the future, we will surely reach out.”
Lynnette Pope

Case Study: Kids GUM Toothbrush Sales Samples

Posted by September 30th, 2015

Customer: Sunstar Americas, Inc.

Challenge: Coordinate, print, assemble and deliver new children’s toothbrush sales samples for the US and Canada on a very tight deadline

HowTTYD_GUM_TBThis opportunity was presented to CAPS57 as a very important and high profile project for Sunstar Americas GUM brand. The children’s toothbrush line was going through a makeover using new graphics for licensed characters; Lalaloopsy, How to Train Your Dragon and Power Rangers. What was asked of CAPS57 was to print the new label wraps and redress over 1,100 toothbrushes as well as printing new backer cards and assembling with the provided blisters. The end result was 1100 beautiful toothbrush samples for the GUM sales team.
While this project fit CAPS57’s capabilities perfectly, there were challenges to overcome for a successful end result. The deadline of less than 10 days for the initial shipment was very tight based on the fact that the toothbrushes had to have their existing labels removed and some had to be painted before new graphics could be applied. There was also a model maker involved that molded the blisters and painted some of the toothbrushes. While the intense coordination was going on with the toothbrushes and blisters CAPS57 began the printing process. A full set of graphics from the customer supplied artwork was printed and submitted for approval. As expected, the approval happened quickly as the customer loved what they saw and print production began.Lalaloopsy_GUM_TB

The printing was coordinated to match the receipt of product from the model maker, all being geared towards the deadline for the initial sales meeting. As the labels and backer cards came off the printer, the hand assembly process began and continued simultaneously until all items were complete and accounted for. The sales team received their required toothbrushes in time for the meeting and everyone was ecstatic with the presented samples. The balance of toothbrushes were completed over the next 2 weeks and were also very well received by the sales teams.

This project was successful for many reasons, but one thing stood out over everything else and that was teamwork. Our customer gave us everything we needed, the model maker worked overtime to keep things moving and CAPS57 did what they do best, cranked out the best looking sales samples and delivered on time.