Here is a list of ways we can print, engrave, etch, or stitch your logo onto virtually any promotional items.
Embroidery doesn’t require any ink, rather a design is stitched into the fabric by a machine or by hand. Embroidery is a fantastic way to achieve long-lasting professional looking garment branding.
Perfect for personalized branding on: Hats, Toques, Shirts, Sweatshirts, Polos, Jackets, pretty much any textile or garment.
Fast and repeatable process.
More durable and resistant to damage from washing cycles.
Embroidery sits on top of the garment giving it a raised look that stands out.
Unlimited choice of designs.
Easily customizable to most logos.
High rate of productivity and accuracy.
versatile and can be added to almost any fabric or garment.
Can be hard to achieve small and intricate designs.
Can be expensive for larger more complex logos compared to other print options.
Colour options are limited to thread colours available. (there are lots but sometimes can be hard to match exactly
DIRECT TO GARMENT PRINTING (DTG)
Direct to garment printing uses ink to print directly onto the fabric or item of your choice. It goes straight into the fibres of the fabric, leaving the garment with a smooth finish that you don't feel while wearing the garment.
Large range of colours.
Used for both mass production and short runs.
Used for detailed and basic logos or images.
Fast processing times.
Works on light coloured garments as well.
Accurate reproduction and high-quality results.
Water-based, making it eco-friendly.
Almost any digital design can be printed.
Limited to cotton garments.
Limited to white garments for detailed logos. Basic logos can be applied to other lighter colours.
Limited design placement.
CO2 laser. The word “laser” is an acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation”. Meaning the laser is an intense light amplified through mirrors and lenses to produce enough power to cut or mark materials. Using similar motion control technology as a printer, the images typically printed on paper with dots of ink, are rather hit with a CO2 laser beam that laser engraves, cuts, and etches the design into a wide variety of materials.
MATERIALS THAT CAN BE ENGRAVED
Plastics such as Acrylic, Delrin, Mylar
Anodized Aluminum, Stainless Steels
Fabric such as Leather, Textiles,
Glass, Rubber, Stone, Wood.
The high precision it offers allows for engraving more detailed images and having cleaner cuts.
Higher production speed compared to CNC milling.
A wide range of materials are cuttable without damaging them.
It’s a more affordable option compared to CNC machines.
It doesn’t generate waste like sawdust.
It’s very safe to use with the right equipment.
Thicker materials are more difficult to cut or require very low speeds.
Higher density materials like glass can’t be cut.
Lower production speed compared to printing.
It burns the edges of any material you want to cut.
Some materials, like plastic, can produce toxic emissions.
Production speed aren’t always consistent, depending on the material thickness and density.
Pad printing is a printing process that transfers a 2-D image onto a 3-D object Pad printing is used for printing on otherwise difficult to print on products. The unique properties of the silicone pad enable it to pick the image up from a flat plane and transfer it to a variety of surfaces, such as flat, cylindrical, spherical, compound angles, textures, concave, or convex surfaces.
Compatible with different surfaces, not only flat but curved, angled, etc.
Compatible with virtually any solid material.
It delivers crisp high quality printing.
Many colour options available.
Different paints available depending on the substrate printed on and use of the item.
It can be Slow: The process is slower than other printing techniques, as hot stamping.
It has a Lesser Printing Area.
It Can Lead to Color Issues. less colour options, no gradients compared to UV printing.
CAD CUT VINYL
CAD Cut vinyl is one of the most commonly used printing techniques when you’re looking to get printed sportswear. All the names and numbers that you see printed on the back of your favourite players shirt were printed using this technique.
The word ‘CAD’ stands for Computer Aided Design and this represents the method in which the design is mapped out and then created using a computer. Once the design is created, it’s then printed out and cut out of vinyl before being transferred onto T Shirts and other types of clothing. The most common uses for this printing technique is numbers, names and logos which are then printed onto different types of clothing.
CAD Cut vinyl uses a unique vinyl material which is specially cut and then printed onto the clothing using a heat press. Many different vinyl colours and textures can be used to customise T Shirts and other types of promotional clothing. Once the vinyl material is printed and cut out, it’s then heat transferred using a special heat press.
Using UV printing technology, it's possible to print unique designs, images, text and even textures directly onto a vast range of materials or products. For example, UV printers are widely used for product personalisation and for offering something totally different from the average printed product.
What can a UV printer print onto? It might be easier to ask what can’t be printed using UV. Waterproofed or oil-surfaced material, doesn’t accept UV due to the water resistance treatment or plasticisers or protective films. Everything else is printable – either direct or by using a primer. In general, you can print on an almost infinite catalogue of material with a UV printer. The cool LED lamps cure the ink droplets immediately after they land on the material, which means they are not absorbed and do not etch, damage or react with the media. Since no heat is used to cure the ink, printing on heat-sensitive materials isn’t a problem.
COMPATABLE MATERIALS FOR UV PRINTING:
Wood, Glass, Canvas, Ceramics, Leather, Metal, Paper, Cardboard, Acrylics, Textiles, Slate, Bamboo, Aluminum & More.
Musical instruments like personalised drumsticks
Decorated electronics such as laptops
Eye-catching fashion accessories including leather bags and purses
Tailored Promotional items like Pens, USB Sticks.
Gifts like metal jewellery boxes
Signage and display graphics on typical and unusual substrates
Awards and trophies including those made of glass and acrylic
Homewares and keepsakes like clocks
Packaging prototypes and display mock-ups
Corporate gifts and promotional products like pens
Sports equipment such as golf balls