Printing techniques

Here below you will find information regarding the various printing techniques, including a video to provide insight.

Pad printing

A film and an etched cliché are made of your logo. This cliché is repeatedly supplied with ink. A malleable silicone stamp (tampon) picks up the ink and then prints it onto the product to be printed. This technique can be performed in up to four colors.
Application: pens, clocks, calculators and various other, mainly plastic items.

Screen printing

After making a film, a template (mesh screen) is exposed. The sieve opens at the location of the logo. The product to be printed is placed under the mesh screen, after which the ink is applied to the product through the screen using a squeegee. Using this method, a full color print is possible. For textiles, even up to fourteen colors can be screen printed.
Application: textiles, umbrellas, sports bags and flat plastic products such as lighters and refrigerator magnets.


Transfer printing

This technique is applied to textiles when direct screen printing is not possible. It is screen printed in mirror image on special transfer paper. This transfer is applied to the product with a heat press. In this way, full color printing can be achieved on dark backgrounds by using ink to create a white, invisible, base. We distinguish between plastisol, nylon and sublimation transfers.
Application: T-shirts, polo shirts, jackets, body warmers, umbrellas and caps etc.



UYour logo is translated into a digital embroidery card. Please note, embroidery cannot always be a literal interpretation of your logo. For example, for legibility, letters and numbers must always be at least 5 mm high. The logo is then stitched onto the product with a computer-controlled machine. The cost of embroidery is always calculated based on the number of stitches and the time it takes the machine to complete the embroidery. Application: polo shirts, jackets, body warmers, caps, bath towels and shirts etc.


Blind embossing

An aluminum or brass cliché (stamp) is made based on a film. The logo is then pressed into the material under high pressure and with heat, creating a depression.
Application: leather and artificial leather products.


Foil stamping

This is the same principle as blind stamping. However, a foil is applied during pressing. This is often in gold or silver, but other colors are also possible.
Application: leather and artificial leather products.


Laser engraving

A computer-controlled engraving machine uses a laser to apply the logo into the material. It is also possible to personalise initials or personal names.
Application: metal and wooden products.