• CO2 LASER ENGRAVING AND CUTTING

  • Plastisol Transfer

  • DEBOSSING/FOIL STAMPING

  • DIGITAL TRANSFER

  • VINYL STICKERS AND DOMED STICKERS

  • EMBROIDERY

  • YAG & FIBRE OPTIC LASER ENGRAVING

  • PAD PRINTING

  • SCREEN PRINTING

  • WRAP PRINTING (AKA rotary printing)

  • SUBLIMATION PRINTING

Selecting the Correct Branding Methodis crucial to ensuring maxium exposure of your logo.

Our various In-house branding solutions are explained below

CO2 LASER ENGRAVING AND CUTTING

CO2 engraving is suitable for natural materials like Wood and Leather and some Rubbers.

The CO2 laser removes the top layer of the product to expose the under layer and can cut through some materials depending on the thickness of that material. This is a permanent branding technique.

PL ASTISOL TRANSFERS

This process is similar to screen printing except that the logo is printed on transfer paper before application to the product. Glue is applied to the back of the print, and it is then transferred onto the product via pressure and high heat to allow the glue backing to adhere to the product. Using this method a logo of up to six colours is achievable.

DEBOSSING / FOIL STAMPING

An embossing block must be first produced of the logo. This block will then be applied with pressure and heat to the product forming a permanent impression of the logo. Debossing is suitable for leather, paper and faux leather. Products like notebooks and compendiums are ideal for this form of branding. Foil stamping is the adding of colour to the debossing leaving the logo on the product in colour.

DIGITAL TRANSFER

A digital 4 colour process image can be produced through a specialised printer-cutter. The transfer is placed on the product and pressed on with high heat to allow the glue backing to adhere. This technology is perfect for Fabric products, such as Bags, Wearables and Aprons. Note. Not all products can withstand the high heat and pressure required in this process. If in doubt please check with one of our team members

VINYL STICKERS AND DOMED STICKERS

A digital 4 colour process image can be produced through a specialised printer-cutter. The stickers can then be applied to the product. To create a domed sticker, a polyurethane resin is applied to the top of the sticker.This then gives a raised glass look and feel to the sticker. It can then be applied to smooth and rigid surfaces ideal for multi-colour logos which are difficult to replicate with other print techniques. Not suited to all products.

EMBROIDERY

Embroidery is the process of decorating products with strands of thread. Modern Embroidery machines are driven by computerised systems that can recreate logo’s with accuracy. The artwork file is first digitised so the embroidery machine can read the file. Generally pricing is calculated via stitch count. Ideal for caps,clothing and fabrics.

YAG & FIBRE OPTIC LASER ENGRAVING

These lasers are used to engrave mainly metal products that require a permanent branding solution. Where a painted surface is engraved it will reveal the under layer exposing the base colour, generally this is either gold or silver. Once engraved some items have the option to be oxidised which is the application of a chemical solution that reacts with the engraving, changing the colour to charcoal. Laser engraving mainly for items such as metal pens, key rings, mugs, asks and BBQ items.

PAD PRINTING

This is a semi-automated process of using silicon pads to transfer the logo from the printing plate onto basically any product. Pad Printing can be from one to four spot colours and is limited only to the size of the printing plate and the circumference of the product.

SCREEN PRINTING

Screen printing is the process of transferring a logo via a mesh screen onto the product. Screen printing can be used on either at or round surfaces. Inks are placed in the screen and a squeegee forces the ink through the mesh to print the logo. This method provides excellent coverage and is especially good for large and bold logos. There are various manual and automatic carousels for this process, depending on the requirement. This decoration method is ideal for Bags, T-shirts,Fabrics, Umbrellas, and smaller items such as notebooks and folders.

WRAP PRINTING (AKA rotary printing)

Wrap printing is used to print a logo the whole way around a product. It provides a larger print area than pad printing.

Pens - Mostly suited to large runs, pens are printed on a rotary machine which spins them across a screen as they move along a chain, allowing the print to go around the whole pen. Minimum 1000 applies.

The printing of Mugs and bottles is a semi- automated process, where the product is placed in a jig and the machine then rotates it across a screen filled with ink, transferring the logo onto the product

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Wrap printing is suited to Pens, mugs and bottles which have straight sides. Not suited for curved products or fine detail. Maximum 1 colour only locally.

SUBLIMATION PRINTING

Sublimation is a printing process whereby a digital printer with specialised inks produces the design/logo transfer on specialised paper. The logo is then transferred via heat and pressure onto the product, the logo migrates into the surface and the transfer is completed. The designs are not limited to any number of colours, a photographic portrait can be reproduced using this print method. Sublimation will work on items made of nylon or polyester.

Mugs, bottles and other gift items can also be sublimated so long as they are treated with a polyester coating at the point of manufacture.