- Screen Printing
- Pad Printing
- Digital Printing
- Laser Engraving
- Dome Stickers
- Vinyl Stickers
1. Screen Printing
Screen printing is a printing technique that uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil. The attached stencil forms open areas of mesh that transfer ink or other printable materials which can be pressed through the mesh as a sharp-edged image onto a substrate. A roller or squeegee is moved across the screen stencil, forcing or pumping ink past the threads of the woven mesh in the open areas.
Screen printing is also a stencil method of print making in which a design is imposed on a screen of silk or other fine mesh, with blank areas coated with an impermeable substance, and ink is forced through the mesh onto the printing surface.
2. Pad Printing
Pad printing is a printing process that can transfer a 2-D image onto a 3-D object. This is accomplished using an indirect offset printing process that involves an image being transferred from the printing plate via a silicone pad onto a substrate (surface to be printed). Pad printing is used for printing on otherwise impossible products. One colour is done at a time, but registration between colours is so accurate it allows four-colour process printing.
3. Digital Printing
Digital printing refers to methods of printing from a digital based image directly to a variety of media. It usually refers to professional printing where small run jobs from desktop publishing and other digital sources are printed using large format and/or high volume laser or inkjet printers.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.
4. Laser Engraving
Laser engraving is the practice of using lasers to engrave or mark an object.The impact of laser engraving has been more pronounced for specially-designed “laserable” materials.
In situations where physical alteration of a surface by engraving is undesirable, an alternative such as “marking” is available. 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.
Embroidery is stitched with a computerized embroidery machine using patterns “digitized” with embroidery software. In machine embroidery, different types of “fills” add texture and design to the finished work. Machine embroidery is used to add logos and monograms to business shirts or jackets and gifts.
6. Dome Stickers
Doming is a finishing process that applies a clear liquid polyurethane in a metered dose to the top surface of a decal, label or nameplate. The liquid material, which is the consistency of honey, flows to the edge of the vinyl shape and is trapped by capillary attraction to the edge. The liquid is then cured to produce a finished product with a 3D domed, bubbled, or lens effect
7. Vinyl Stickers
Vinyl stickers are digitally printed in full-colour and then automatically cut to any shape. The advantage is that any complicated logos can be digitally printed. The digital print can therefore include gradient and blending.
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