The transfers are printed on duplex paper, i.e., one sheet as a guide to place the transfer in position, and the other as a support to the transfer. These two sheets must be separated before transferring. They can be divided by rubbing a corner of the transfer.
Before complete separation is made apply a very thin and even coat of adhesive varnish to the face of the transfer. Keep as closely as possible to the lines of the design so as not to overlap. Allow this varnish to set until it becomes very tacky and then place the transfer in the required position on the article.
Press the transfer down evenly and firmly, and drive out all air bubbles, by rubbing with a soft cloth rolled into a ball, commencing from the centre and working towards the edges. Then with a damp (not wet) sponge or wash leather press down again, taking care not to shift the transfer. It is absolutely essential that the transfer should be in direct contact with the surface in every part. When this is certain apply water freely by means of a wet sponge, and when the paper support is well soaked, lift it up by one corner and peel or slide it off. Then press the transfer down again to make sure it is fully in contact.
After doing this, sponge with clean water in order to remove the com¬position remaining on the surface of the transfer. This is an extremely important detail, as unless it is properly done the transfer will crack.
To remove traces of superfluous adhesive varnish around the transfer, use a wet sponge to which has been added a little paraffin. Then quickly wipe it off with a damp washleather, away from the centre.
When the transfer is perfectly dry on the article (usually about 24 hours) it can be varnished to add to its lustre. It must NOT be varnished directly it is transferred.