Also referred to as blind deboss, this classic method allows you to leave an impression–or rather, a depression– of your logo onto a material’s surface. We create a die and then heat-press it into the material. What’s left behind is a clean, crisp logo you can see and feel. It’s ideal on leather, Durahyde, UltraHyde, Scuba, recycled rubber and paperboard products.
A process of printing using special dyes which turn from a solid into a gas at a specified time, temperature and pressure. Under pressure these dyes in gas form are absorbed and encapsulated with pinpoint accuracy into the substrate. The gas returns to solid form once encapsulated. The result is a permanent print which – in the fabric – will not wear off and is washable and will withstand dry-cleaning.
Direct to Garment Imprint
Also known as DTG printing, digital direct to garment printing, digital apparel printing, and inkjet to garment printing, is a process of printing on textiles and garments using specialized or modified inkjet technology. The two key requirements of a DTG printer are a transport mechanism for the garment and specialty inks (inkjet textile inks) that are applied to the textile directly and are absorbed by the fibers.
Heat Transfer Printing
Generally speaking, the term “heat printing” refers to the personalization and customization of garments, other textiles, and hard goods using a heat press. There is a wide variety of material that can be applied through heat printing, from heat transfer vinyls (commonly used on athletic uniforms), heat transfer materials featuring special effects (such as glow-in-the-dark or reflective properties), and screen printed transfers, to name just a few. Heat printing products are also referred to as heat applied graphics and heat transfers.
A stencil method of printmaking in which a design is imposed on a screen of silk or other fine mesh, with blank areas coated with an impermeable substance, and ink is forced through the mesh onto the printing surface. Also called screen-printing, silk-screen process Embroidery – The art or process of forming decorative designs with computerized machine needlework.
Pad printing involves transferring ink from a silicone pad to the object you want printed. Think of it as a process similar to using the rubber stamps that hobbyists often collect (though it’s obviously a bit more advanced than that). Using a machine that holds both the pad and the promotional product steady, the pad is pressed into an inked plate etched into the shape of your desired artwork. The pad is then pressed into the actual object, creating a crisp printed image.
Is the practice of using lasers to engrave or mark an object. The technique does not involve the use of inks, nor does it involve tool bits which contact the engraving surface and wear out. These properties distinguish laser engraving from alternative engraving or marking technologies where inks or bit heads have to be replaced regularly. The impact of laser engraving has been more pronounced for specially-designed “laserable” materials. These include laser-sensitive polymers and novel metal alloys.
To carve into metals or plastic.
Technique by which sand or grit is used with high pressure to etch a pattern or decoration into a blank piece of crystal, granite or other material. This is a six step process which produces a subtle but elegant look.