Definitions for "Transfer Printing"
the transfer of a printed design from paper to fabric, using heat/pressure/steam.
Realistic scenes--as on historical blue pottery--etched into a copper plate, inked, transferred onto delicate tissue paper, then likewise transferred onto the pot to be fired, in effect, a version of offset printing. Complex shapes like teapots will sometimes show fold lines where, in order to wrap the tissue transfer into contact with the contour of the object, creases in the tissue resulted.
A semi-mechanical method of decoration by which a design was "transferred" from an engraved copperplate to an already fired ceramic article by means of a flexible material, such as specially prepared paper tissues.
A decorating method similar to the one in which decalcomania is used but permitting only one colour at a time to be applied.