Precise lasers are used to engrave into the object. This process sees much better results than that of traditional engraving where tools physically make contact with the object and cause minor defects.
This technique uses a woven mesh and ink blocking stencil. One colour is printed at a time, so often with multicoloured prints, several screens are needed. Screen printing is most effective with one colour print jobs.
Pad Printing transfers artwork onto 3D objects using a silicone pad onto the merchandise. This method is effective on curved surfaces, as the silicone pad is able to slightly bend to print a clear image on the surface.
This is where the printed area on the merchandise is raised off the surface.
Debossing involves creating an impression in the substrate using a plate that is pressed into the material.
Digital printing uses digital artwork files such as PDFs which are sent directly to the printer and a mixture of inks is used to create the print on the merchandise. This process allows for faster turnaround time and the ability to print shorter runs as the setup time is significantly minimised.
The artwork is digitally printed on vinyl which is then transferred onto the material using a heat press.
The inks that are transferred to the material is passed from a solid to gas state and thoroughly bonded to the material in that way.
A high powered sewing machine creates the pattern or logo on textile based merchandise. Generally used for uniforms, apparel and headwear, multiple colour embroidery is available.