Laser cutting, embossing, printing – different processes for customizing our products for your purposes...
A specially printed fountain pen or a calendar with an impressive embossing –
if you are trying to find a really nice gift for your customers or staff, we are
glad to be able to offer you ways to customize some of the products in our
assortment. Utilizing this service will change a quotidian object into a much
more special gift that also includes an interesting communiqué. There are a wide
variety of possibilities. You only need to provide us with a reproducible
template or artwork.
You can consult with us about which articles are best suited for which
processing methods per email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please allow for 4 to 6 weeks time from the first consultation to completion
of your customization work.
The following is a short description of the various processes available:
Pad printing machines consist of a printing plate (mould) with an image
(e.g., your logo) and a pad (stamp). The mould is filled with ink by means of a
squeegee after which the soft, silicone pad is then pressed into the mould. It
absorbs the ink and goes back up and prints the image on the substrate. The
advantage of this process lies in the fact that the elastic stamp is able to
conform to the shape of the substrate (the piece being printed on). This makes
pad printing especially good for use on textured or uneven surfaces like, for
example, the barrel of writing utensils.
In the case of screen printing, the squeegee is used to apply the ink onto
the substrate by pressing it through a finely woven mesh that is tightly
stretched across a frame. All the areas of the mesh where the ink should not be
able to pass are pre-treated with a covering material so that only the intended
image (e.g. a logo) will appear on the other side. Depending on the fineness of
the motif to be printed and the characteristics of the surface of the substrate,
fabric with either a coarse or fine mesh is chosen. Advantage: this process
allows you to achieve a high degree of density of the coats of ink and thereby a
high degree of colour density. The result is a very durable printed image with
brilliant colours. If you require a more intense brightness a glossy or matte
lacquer can be added to your ink. Screen printing is especially suitable for use
with thick materials, untreated paperboards or with cardboards whose surface is
Embossing/Hot Foil Stamping
Embossing is the process of imprinting an image (making an impression) in a
material by pressing a mould into it that has your image (logo) on it. This
process is usually done without any colour being added. Hot foil stamping makes
it possible to colour the embossed area by employing a colour foil. At first the
foil sticks to the mould but then permanently fuses with the substrate through
pressure and heat during the embossing process. Advantage: Embossing allows you
to not only apply a colour but also to produce a raised texture (a relief). This
process is especially suitable for use on strong paper and paperboard.
Laser Cutting/Laser Engraving
Laser cutting consists of a concentrated light beam heating and eventually
vaporizing a material. A laser can produce two-dimensional contours and is
controlled by a computer. For this work, the logo templates must be prepared in
a way that meets the requirements for laser work. Advantage: In addition to
severing a material, engraving is also possible with a laser. This process is
suitable for use on strong paper and paperboard, on metal and plastic, but also
on porous, fibrous or soft materials as well. Please note that, because heat is
produced by this process, dark discolourations can appear on the material at the
edges of your cuts.
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