Screen printing is the process whereby a logo is exposed onto a mesh screen. Ink is placed onto the screen and a squeegee pushes the ink through the screen in the areas where the logo is. This method provides excellent coverage and is especially good for large and bold logos.
Colours are printed one at a time to accurate registration is essential. There are various manual and automatic carousel machines for this process, depending on the requirement.
This process is ideal for bags and t-shirts but can also be used for umbrellas, coolers and smaller items such as notebooks and folders. screen printing allows for up to a 6 colours.
This method is very cost effective on large quantity printing.
Embroidery is the art of decorating fabric with designs in strands of thread. Embroidery machines are driven by computer that read digitized embroidery files created by special software. The machines automatically create a design from a pre-made logo that is entered into the machine.
This branding process is ideal for textiles and fabrics and give a permanent and upmarket branding on the product. Logos can be embroidered in up to 9 different thread colours.
A digital image is printed onto a special vinyl surface, which is then placed onto the product in the correct position. At this point the product is placed in a heat press, and the heat from the press melts the adhesive backing on the vinyl, merging it with the fabric.
This process is mainly used where a logo is too intricate for screen printing. As it’s a digital print, the detail in the logo is perfect but given that the logo is not cut out, it may affect the flexibility of the product.
This method is very cost effective on smaller quantity printing.
Sublimation process is printing done by a digital full-colour printer which is fitted with special sublimation inks. The logo is printed onto a special transfer paper and cut automatically to the correct shape. The logo is placed onto the product and heat is applied.
The heat causes the inks to migrate from the paper onto the product. Due to the fact that this is a digital print, the logo can be as colourful and intricate as required. Since the ink migrates onto the product, sublimation doesn’t change the flexibility characteristics of the product in the same manner that a heat transfer does. This process works on man-made fabrics such as polyester and nylon and is perfect for polyester shirts, nylon bags and umbrellas.
Sublimation printers cannot print the colour white, therefore this branding method works best when applied onto a white product. We also offer sublimation printing on selected mugs.
A logo is applied to a plate which is then covered in ink. A silicone cushion is pressed onto the plate and the cushion is then used to transfer the logo onto the product.
Each color is applied separately but the detail in the print can still be excellent. This high volume printing method is favoured for small plastic items such as pens, keyholders and torches. Pad printing allows for up to a 4 colour print.
Stickers are digitally printed in full colour on an adhesive vinyl and then automatically cut to almost any shape and applied onto a product. We also digitally print banners and canvas.
Outdoor signage is digitally printed and applied onto chromadek, ABS, perspex and correx boards. A lamination protection can also be applied for sun protection at an additional charge.
A logo is burned into the product with a laser, replicating the logo with precise accuracy. If the layer beneath is a different colour to the top layer, when engraved, the bottom layer's colour is exposed.
Because the top layer is "burned off" in the process, laser engraving is a permanent method of branding and the tonal shades make it an upmarket, subtle choice. This process is used mainly for items such as metal pens, key holders, mugs, flasks and BBQ items.