There are so may ways of branding – or adding your logo to your promotional product, and the method we chose depends on a few different things including the number of colours in your logo/design, the material of the product to be branded and the shape of the product itself.
Here are some of the branding options that we use. You will also find some useful videos on our YouTube Channel.
A screen print is the application of a single colour at a time through a custom made ‘template’ or ‘stencil’ onto a flat or curved surface. A second or more pass would need to be made to apply additional colours from the design. Screen print costs vary depending upon whether or not an automated machine process is possible, semi automated process is employed or traditional manual technique used. Screen printing is great for most three dimensional objects made from plastics, wood, metal, textiles, glass and ceramics.
Tampo or Pad Print
The most effective way of applying up to 4 colour process onto flat, curved or recessed areas. Ink is applied from an etched plate via a rubberised pad. This in turn applies ink under correct pressure lifted from the plate. Tampo or pad printing is great for just about every desk top item. Anything made from firm, hard or semi soft materials can be printed whether they are flat or curved, recessed or indented.
Similar to screen printing but instead of using coloured ink an abrasive acid chemical is applied though the template instead. This chemical erodes and affects the products surface leaving a contrasting area. Acid etching is great for glass, metal, wood and ceramics providing an ’embossed’ look.
Applied with a powerful laser or via a diamond tipped tool, engraving will literally burn or scratch into your chosen product leaving a mark that will outlive any other print or branding technology in normal general use. Laser engraving is great for chrome or stainless steel, glass, crystal and wooden objects.
Litho Pantone/Spot Colour Printing
Litho Pantone printing can be used to give your design greater depth through the use of tints, tones and gradients. A litho process can use as many spot colours as you like.
Litho process is great for paper and cardboard items, poly, textiles, larger flatter surfaces made from PVC and plastics.
4 Colour Process Printing
Cyan, magenta, yellow and black ink is used to produce a final finish as good as a photograph. 4 Colour process printing is great for paper, cardboard, textiles and other flat surfaces including PVC and plastics technologies.
Transfers are printed up to 4 colour process onto a flat, vinyl material. It is then applied to your chosen item via chemical adhesion and heat application. Transfer printing is great for ceramics, glass, textiles, PVC and plastics. UK made stress item bags.
Allows files to be printed direct from the computer onto material removing the need for plates or film. Digital printing is great for paper, plastics and textiles providing short runs and a quick turn around.
Hot Foil Blocking
Application of coloured foil onto leather or PVC, in particular diaries and desk sets.
Hot foil blocking is great for leather diary products.
A way of stitching your design into garments, bags, vinyl and other thin materials. Branding clarity will never be as crisp as print onto for example plastics, but outlasts, and outperforms print onto garments and just seems the right thing to do onto clothing.
Embroidery is great for clothing, textiles, thin PVC and other flat, thin or soft surfaces.
Custom set loom to create a garment or bag from scratch to your specific design. A polo shirt with two different coloured arms, club tie and ladies scarf set, towel or custom made neck ladel are but a few examples. Great for textiles and woven neck labels.
Application of label to finished product. 4 Colour process and litho process’ employed to print labels to specific size on materials such as paper, vinyl and plastics. Great for application of 4 Colour process design to product that would not ordinarily be able to have print process applied to it.