invisible mat / visible texture?

i have an image that i am using as a texture. the image has some transparent components to it. when i create a new material and texture, the material is visible below the semi-transparent texture.

is there a way i can have the material not appear in the render, and only the texture?

no way to do this?

EDIT: mapped to color and alpha then turned the alpha down to 0 and that kinda worked. I am working with a 3d object and you can’t see the texture on the back side using this method.

EDIT 2: ZTransp got it done.