Decoration Methods Artwork

 

Engraving  Embroidery Pad Printing Printing Screen Printing


 

 

 
 


Laser engraving utilizes a computer controlled laser beam to permanently etch your details onto metal products. The advantage of this process is that your message is there for a lifetime – never to rub off!


Embroidery

Computer controlled embroidery machine stitches your logo onto your required product to create an up-market effect. This decoration method is best suited to clothing, headwear and other fabric products.


Pad Printing


Ink is transferred from a printing plate onto a flexible silicone pad and then applied onto the product. This printing method is best suited to plastic, vinyl, leather and aluminium. The advantage of this process is that the product being printed does not need to be flat. The silicone pad moulds itself around the product releasing the ink as soon as the pad is removed.


Printing - Digital and Offset (Full Colour)


Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black (CMYK) are combined using either digital or offset printing processes. The combination of these four colours creates the full colour image. This method of printing is also known as process printing.



Screen Printing

Screen printing is used for printing onto fabric, flat or cylindrical objects. Ink is forced through a screen onto the product creating the imprint. This process can be repeated a number of times for multi-colour printing.
 
 

Artwork

 
Preferred File Format
Our preferred file format for most promotional product branding is a Vector Illustrator EPS.file. EPS files allow us to accurately manipulate or resize your logo without loss of quality or detail. This ensures the best possible reproduction of your logo on your promotional product. The file extension for vector file format is either “eps” or “ai” Which are generated using software programs such as Adobe Illustrator.

If you are unable to supply a vector art file for your promotional product production, you can provide a bitmap file and have one of our experienced graphic designers recreate your artwork as a vector image. Charges for redrawing apply and vary depending on the complexity of the design. Prices on request.

Fonts
To ensure seamless production please ensure that all fonts are converted to outlines/curves or supplied as TrueType fonts.

Artwork Approval

Prior to production of your promotional product order you will receive a digital file proof with exact print dimensions, and your logo placed on the item for you to sign off. Ensuring the reproduction of your logo or brand is exactly as you expected it to be.