IMPRINT TYPE : APPLICATION PROCESS

Learn the basic on how your promotional items gets customized. 

 
 
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LASER ENGRAVING

To cut or carve a text or design on the surface of a hard object.

This method is to quickly removed particles with each pulse of the laser. The depth of the marks is controlled by the number of times the laser beam is passing on the material. First ones are engraver machines where the workpiece stay stable, only the laser moves (or inversely). Other machines dedicated to cylindrical workpieces. The last possibilities are laser engraving machines where the laser and the workpiece are both immobile but galvo mirrors are moving the laser beam on the surface to engrave.

 
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EMBROIDERY

To decorate cloth by sewing patterns on it with thread.

Embroidery machines can create stitches through a mechanism involving the top thread and the bobbin thread. The bobbin thread is located a the bottom of the material being stitched and gets the thread from the top thread, in this way creating a loop. Once you have completed the framing, you should start the embroidery machine running and let it run till the stitching is complete.

 

 
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SILK SCREEN/SCREEN PRINTING

To print using a screen of fine mesh.

The basic idea behind silk screening is pretty simple and works similar to a stencil. Instead of cutting out shapes individually, you  coat a screen in photo emulsion, then cut an image out using a bright light.

The emulsion comes in two parts: the sensitizer and emulsion. Mix them together according to the directions on the bottle. Lay down your screen on a garbage bag. Pour a little of the emulsion mixture on the screen and spread it out on the screen with the squeegee. The emulsion should cover a slightly larger area than the image you want to print. If you need to, repeat the process until the screen is coated and you can’t see through it. You want a thin, even layer across the whole screen.

 
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FULL COLOR SUBLIMATION

When anything solid turns into a gas without first becoming liquid.

Materials possible for dye-sublimation RIGID SUBSTRATES, RIGID PRODUCTS, SOFT-SIGANGE, FABRICS, CERAMIC TILES, APPAREL, PHOTO PRINTING.

A 3D vacuum heat press is a compact desktop machine that allows heat transfer onto materials with a curved edge or shape. Sublimation blanks and pre-treated objects, such as smart phone covers, mugs, ceramic plates, picture frames, sporting goods, buttons and others are available for sublimation by this handy device.

 
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DIE CASTING /DIE STRUCK

DIE CASTING: Make a metal object by pouring molten metal into a mold

The castings that are created in this process can vary greatly in size and weight, ranging from a couple ounces to 100 lbs. One common application of die cast parts are housings, thin-walled enclosures, often requiring many ribs and bosses on the interior. Metal housings for a variety of appliances and equipment are often die cast.

DIE STRIKING: is a process that uses an immense amount of pressure to form precious metal into a desired shape.

Die struck method, this process produces a product that is far superior to the industry standard of casting. Die striking metal under extreme pressure creates a product 33% stronger and more dense than a casting.

 
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HEAT TRANSFER

Also referred to as sublistatic printing is the technique of printing fabric by transferring a printed design from paper to fabric by way of heat and pressure.

The printed image is then placed against the desired substrate (commonly a fabric, such as a T-shirt) and subjected to high temperature (commonly 375ºF) and pressure (60 pounds) for a short period of time (12:15 seconds is common). After the substrate has cooled, the release paper is peeled away and the image will have been transferred to the substrate. This process is commonly used for "iron-on" decals. Also known as screen flex heat transfer.