Our range of branding options include Silk Screen Printing, Pad Printing, 4 Colour Process Printing, full colour digital print, Laser Engraving, Etching, Embossing, Embroidery PVC injected, Sticker printed or Custom shaped.
Silkscreen print is the most popular branding option and is done by printing a solid colour onto the product. Usually we can silkscreen print in more than only 1 colour however it involves a higher cost as each colour in the design will require an individual printing plate and no shading can be printed, only solid colours. We can match exact PMS colours when we use silkscreen printing.
Screen printing involves forcing ink through a mesh screen with a squeegee onto the product or substrate and is excellent for large print areas on flat or cylindrical objects. Close PMS matches can be achieved on white surfaces but as the colour of the product gets darker the ability to match PMS colours diminishes. Screen printing is best suited for spot colour reproduction and is not recommended for logos with half tones in them.
Pad printing is very similar to silkscreen printing and is done by using a silicone pad that has been inked. Each colour in your logo will require an individual printing plate. Usually we can pad print in more than only 1 colour however it involves a higher cost.
Pad printing uses a silicone pad to transfer an image to a product from a laser etched printing plate. Pad printing is one of the most practical and popular ways of branding promotional products due to its ability to reproduce images on uneven or curved surfaces and print multiple colours in a single pass. Close PMS matches can be achieved on white surfaces but as the colour of the product gets darker the ability to match PMS colours diminishes.
4 Colour Process Printing
4 colour process print is like a photographic print and is ideal to use when you have fine detail or shading in your logo. The colour match is quite good, but it is not a perfect PMS colour match like silkscreen print.
Full colour digital by Sublimation print
The latest technology to allow you to brand your bags and products in full colour digital sublimation print. Please note that this type of print is not long lasting, and can blurr over time- i.e. in 1 year - when goods are kept in moist or warm environments.
Digital full colour print
This production method is used for printing media such as paper, vinyl and magnetic material used in the manufacture of labels, badges and fridge magnets etc. Both digital inkjet and digital printing presses are used in the production of digital media. It is difficult to reproduce PMS colour matches with digital printing.
Laser Engraving your logo
Engraving your logo on one of our promotional products is usually done by Laser engraving. where the laser removes a thin layer of the metal surface. Your logo becomes part of the promotional product and is impossible to remove. Sometimes the engraved effect will be a different metal colour to the outside metal coating of your product. We can also engrave wood or plastic. Engraving is usually a more expensive branding method.
Laser engraving gives a permanent finish and creates a higher perceived value than direct printing. It is ideal for metal and glass items and because it is a digital process can be used for personalizing products with individual names. Different materials produce different effects when engraved and if you are uncertain about the engraved finish please ask for a pre production sample.
Etching and laser engraving are very similar – etching is generally used for branding glassware where the logo appears frosted in comparison to the rest of the glass.
Embossing is similar to a stamping process and can be done on leather goods. Sometimes it can be combined with foil printing. We can only do this on some of our promotional items.
An embroidered logo is basically stitching a logo onto an item such as a cap or towel. The thread colour can usually be matched closely to your corporate PMS colour. The cost of an embroidered logo depends on the exact size. The larger the logo the more stitches are involved and the more costly it becomes.
This means that a soft rubber key ring is moulded out of rubber material with different colours of rubber forming the final shaped key ring.
This is the ultimate way of creating an engaging promotional product. Customise your promotional product by completely designing the shape of the item from scratch. You can search our products by different branding options to find which items you can custom shape!
Full Colour Heat Transfer
There are several methods of producing heat transfers. They can be printed and cut to shape on a digital inkjet printer. The disadvantage of this method is that the transfer can look like a label when heat pressed onto the product. Other methods are screen print, offset or full colour digital printing onto a release media. These methods give a finished print very similar to direct printing but the image is often much sharper and can reproduce finer detail. Heat transfers are commonly used to brand textile surfaces and bags. They are heat pressed onto the product and produce a permanent bond. Only approximate PMS colour matches are possible with digital printing.
Epoxy resin coated finish
Resin coating an image produces a stunning 3 dimensional effect and elevates the perceived value of any product. Vinyl labels are resin coated which produces a very durable weather proof label that is almost indestructible. Resin labels can be printed in full colour and used very effectively to brand a large variety of products. As they are digitally printed, only approximate PMS colour matches are possible.
Full Colour Label Sticker
Full colour labels are used for products with substrates that are difficult to print successfully with any other method. Full colour labels are either printed with a digital inkjet printer if they are vinyl or a digital printing press for paper labels. Only approximate PMS colour matches are possible with digital printing.
Kiln Fired Decal on Mugs
Kiln fired decals are transfers printed with a ceramic ink that are applied to coffee mugs and glassware which are then fired at high temperatures in a kiln. The advantage of kiln fired decals is that the print becomes part of the surface and is permanent. They are also good for decorating mug handles and the inside lip as well as producing larger print areas on irregular shaped mugs or glasses. It is possible to obtain approximate PMS colour matches.