Whilst there are many decoration techniques associated with promotional products, below we have outlined the major options that you have when decorating our products. If you would like further information on any of these techniques or alternate decoration methods, please feel free to speak with one of our team.
Pad Printing - is the process for printing on most plastic items, such as pens, desk accessories and giftware.
The process involves essentially using an over sized stamp (Pad) to pick up ink and distribute this over the product. One pad is required for each colour that you print.
Screen Printing - is the process for printing flat items (Rulers) and apparel (T Shirts).
With this process the product is laid flat, with the screen positioned over the top. Ink is then distributed over the screen with ink passing through the screen to mark the product as per your artwork specifications. Again, one screen is required for every colour that you print.
Set Up Charges: Initial set up charges are required to actually create the physical pad or screen for each colour of your design. The reason that we also have repeat set up charges in printing is for the labour and storage associated with cleaning and storing pads/screens until required again.
Laser Engraving - is used primarily for decorating onto metal objects. Some wooden and glass products can also be decorated using this technique.
The process is exactly as the title suggests. Products are placed in a jig and a computerised laser etches the surface of the product to leave a lasting representation of your logo or design.
Set Up Charges: Initial set up charges are required to import your design into the digital system and convert it to the appropriate format manually. There are no repeat set up charges to laser engraving, as one the design has been digitised it can be stored on a disc to be used later. No further manipulation is required for a repeat production run.
Embroidery - is used as an option for decorating onto material objects such as clothing and bags.
Set Up Charges: for embroidery follow the same pretence as that for laser engraving. Initial set ups are for digitising your logo and there are no repeat charges for the same reasons.