Once an order is placed, we provide you with artwork on positioning of your logo on the actual product, and this needs to be signed off before we go ahead with the actual branding. Our service consultants will also advise you on the best branding solution for the particular product and your logo/branding.
Definitions of various branding options:
Inked image is transferred from a photo-etched plate to a thick, soft silicone pad. The pad is then pressed against the object.One colour is done at a time, but registration between colours is so accurate it allows up to four-colour process printing, depending on the size of the print area. Post-curing is aided by the use of heating tunnels. Products suitable for pad printing is: plastic pens, rulers, plastic coasters, plastic clocks, keyrings, etc.
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A screen is made up of a metal frame with a fine gauze tightly stretched over it. The gauze is covered with a light-sensitive coating, into which the logo is burned. Ink is pushed through the screen by a squeegee and only transfers where the logo was burned. Products suitable for Screen printing: T-Shirts, caps, shopping bags, sports bags, conference bags, picnic bags, drawstring bags, bandannas, etc.
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Stickers are digitally printed in full-colour by computerized Vinyl Printers and then automatically cut to a variety of shapes ( square, rectangle, triangle, circle, oval ) by computerized Vinyl Cutters. Domed Stickers are created by coating a Vinyl Sticker with Polyurethane to give a three-dimensional appearance. Products suitable for digital printing: rulers, frisbees, keyrings, pens, any product where you can stick a Vinyl or domed sticker on. Digital printing can also be done directly onto some products, but still limited to products that are white in colour.
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Laser engraving: An image is marked into the surface of either metal (by YAG laser) or organic items (by CO2 laser) by removing approx. 0.8 microns off the surface of the product. A computer system is used to drive the movements of the laser head whereby very precise and clean engravings are achieved at a high rate. Products suitable for laser engraving: Metal pens, metal plates, metal clocks, aluminium and stainless steel waterbottles, leather folders, wooden boards, wooden pens etc.
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The art of decorating fabric or other materials with designs stitched in strands of thread. Industrial Embroidery machines are driven by computers that read digitized embroidery files created by special software. Products suitable for embroidery: T-shirts, golf shirts, lounge shirts, blouses, caps, hats, conference bags, sports bags, aprons beanies, etc.
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The creation of a three-dimensional design or image on for example leather is known as embossing. Heat and pressures reshapes the surface of the leather to create the image. Single, multi-level, beveled, and sculptured are the styles of embossing. Products suitable for embossing: leather wallets, leather folders, silicone wristband, paper and metal coasters etc.
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In debossing an image such as a logo, a title, or other design is heat-pressed into the surface of the for example leather, creating depressions or indentations rather than raised impressions as in embossing. Products suitable for embossing: leather wallets, leather folders, silicone wristband, paper and metal coasters etc.
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The image is printed on a special paper and then transferred to the product using special processes, usually involving heat. Products suitable for heat transfers: bags, shopping bags, mugs, folders and even T-shirts.
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