• An automated process where a blade or squeegee is used to force ink through clear areas of a stencil pattern embedded in a fine mesh screen to transfer the ink onto a substrate surface underneath such as a t-shirt or cap.

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    This guide informs you about the personalisation options on offer. We’re happy to advise you which technique is the most suitable to imprint any item you like for best results, if you have questions, just ask.

  • Marking suitable items with a laser leaves a permanent image through colour change due to chemical or molecular alteration during the process. A wide range of materials such as metal, plastic, glass, bamboo and even silicone can be branded this way.

  • Also called tampography, pad printing is a process that transfers a 2-D image onto a 3-D object. This is accomplished using an indirect offset printing process that involves the image being transferred from the cliché or steroplate via a silicone pad onto the 3-D item.

  • Computer operated embroidery machines programmed with digitised logos and promotional messages use multiple needles and coloured thread to create raised, textured designs that can be applied at incredible speed and scale to a variety of materials including fabric and leather.

  • Hot stamping or foil blocking is a printing method of relief printing in which pre-dried ink or foil are transferred to another surface at high temperatures. Used extensively on diary and notebook covers, wine labels and premium presentations.

  • Embossing and debossing are the processes of creating either raised or recessed relief images in materials such as leather. An embossed pattern is raised against the background, while a debossed pattern is sunken into the surface of the material.

  • Decals are made on vinyl sheets using cutting machines and mounted on a paper substrate to keep elements of the design in place. Most decals use only one colour, but may be combined with other coloured elements.

  • Dye-sublimation or dye-diffusion printing uses heat to transfer coloured dye images (including colour photo images) onto materials such as plastics, ceramics, fabrics and more.

  • Transfer printing is the term used to describe textile printed processes in which the design is first printed on a flexible non-textile substrate and later transferred by a separate heat process to a textile. It provides a low-cost way to individually personalise garment.

  • A method of printing almost any colour by using a limited number of separate colour halftone printing plates, as yellow, magenta, cyan, and black.

  • Digital or dry offset printing refers to printing from a digital image directly to a variety of media including fabric, plastic and paper. It has a higher cost per image (click charge) than conventional offset printing, but this is offset by low set-up costs.

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