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A method and device is disclosed for continuously decorating packages with convex surfaces is disclosed. The device includes a driveable continuous transport conveyor with uniformly spaced, driveable and rotating receiving means for the packages. It also includes a driveable continuous carrier conveyor with uniformly spaced decorations, and a contact region which forms a transfer location, having a region of the transfer location means for applying pressure onto the carrier conveyor in the direction of the packages and means for heating the decoration. The drive means for the transport conveyor (4) and the carrier conveyor (7, 7') are designed for opposing directions of movement, the means for applying pressure and heat are formed by a guide element, which is moveable transversely to the direction of movement of the carrier conveyor (7, 7') and which is pre-loaded, and which is formed as a heating element, and the means for heat post-treatment comprise a stationary temperature-controlled heat source and a transport conveyor for the packages (5).