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Printing Methods

We can provide specialist advice on the best way to personalise a product in order to acheive the most effective display of your logo or brand. Below are a few of the most popular ways to personalise promotional products.

Screen Printing

Screen Printing is a printmaking process based on the creation of individual mesh screens for each colour present in a piece of artwork. A blade or squeegee is moved across the screen to fill the open mesh apertures with ink, and a reverse stroke then causes the screen to touch the substrate momentarily along a line of contact. This causes the ink to wet the substrate and be pulled out of the mesh apertures as the screen springs back after the blade has passed. Artwork for Screen Printing ideally needs to consist of vector images and outlined text so that the separation of each colour is possible. Each screen made then acts as a layer, with each layer printed in order to build up a complete image.

Image Type: Vector

File Formats: EPS, AI, PDF

Colours: Spot Colours - Pantone References Required

Engraving

Engraving is a process that requires the incising of a design onto a hard, usually flat surface, by cutting grooves into it. Originally done by hand, this process is now performed using lasers when branding large quantities of promotional products is required. This process does not usually allow for colour, relying on the colour of the product itself to show through.

Image Type: Vector

File Formats: EPS, AI, PDF

Colours: N/A

Embroidery

The process of Embroidery allows for artwork to be recreated by decorating fabric or other materials with designs stitched in strands of thread or yarn using a needle - specialist equipment used for mass production. Pantone References can be provided, however embroiderers use a different colour code based on the threads used, so colours are matched as close as possible. It's best to avoid blends or gradients of colour when creating an embroidery and stick to using solid colours.

Image Type: Vector

File Formats: EPS, AI, PDF

Colours: Spot Colours - Pantone References Required

Embossing

Embossing is a process that creates an impression of a design onto a surface that allows marks to remain once the pressure is released. There are 2 typical varieties of Embossing: Blind Embossing - The design will remain the colour of the product it's being embossed on; Foil Block - Once a design is embossed it's filled with a metallic paint such as gold or silver.

Image Type: Vector

File Formats: EPS, AI, PDF

Transfer Printing

Transfer printing is a method of applying an image to a curved or uneven surface. It is most commonly used for printing onto porcelain, but can also be applied to various other surfaces, such as cloth. Transfer Printing allows for designs to include complete digital images (full colour photography) along with vector and/or high resolution bitmap images, which can then be applied to a number of different products.

Image Type: Vector or Bitmap

File Formats: EPS, AI, PDF, Hi-Resolution (300dpi) JPG or Hi-Resolution (300dpi) TIFF 

Colours: CMYK - Full Colour

Digital Printing

Digital Printing is the reproduction of digital images on a physical surface, such as paper, cardboard, film, cloth, plastic, vinyl, magnets, or labels - all possible with various desktop and industrial sized printers. The process of Digital Printing allows for blends of colour and tone within the design instead of resorting to individual flat, solid colours. Digital Printing requires an image resolution of at least 300dpi; anything less will result in a poor quality print and will therefore not be accepted.

Image Type: Vector or Bitmap

File Formats: EPS, AI, PDF, Hi-Resolution (300dpi) JPG or Hi-Resolution (300dpi) TIFF

Colours: CMYK - Full Colour

Litho Printing

Much in same way as Digital Printing, Litho Printing allows for full colour prints to various physical surfaces. Litho Printing enables you to personalise many desktop promotional products where large multiple runs are necessary. High resolution artwork is required again for this process (minimum of 300dpi).

Image Type: Vector or Bitmap 

File Formats: EPS, AI, PDF, Hi-Resolution (300dpi) JPG or Hi-Resolution (300dpi) TIFF

Colours: CMYK - Full Colour

Moulding

Moulding is a process used for products that require the use of various materials to make bespoke items. Soft PVC and recycled plastic, for example, can be set within custom moulds to produce various products. This process can only be achieved successfully with vector-based artwork.

Image Type: Vector

File Formats: EPS, AI, PDF

Colours: Spot Colours - Pantone References Required

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