Screen printing is a printing process, by which the print colour is printed onto the material (e.g. acrylic) through a finely-meshed tissue using a squeegee. At the points of the fabric where no ink is to be printed, the openings in the mesh have been made impermeable to ink using a stencil.
One advantage of screen printing is that the ink can be varied using various degrees of mesh fineness, making it possible to obtain very thick ink coatings. In comparison with other printing processes the pressure speed is relatively low and colour gradients are only possible to a certain extent.
Foil hot stamping
Foil hot stamping transfers a decorative laminate from a carrier foil to the surface which is to be embossed. This takes place using a heated stamp or roller, which presses the carrier foil for a specific period of time. The shape of the stamp and the design of the hot stamp foil determines the decoration left on the material. A pre-requisite for the hot foil process is the optimum possible relationship between temperature, pressure and time.
This procedure makes it possible to print vibrant decorations on acrylic, such as your company logo. Reflective gold, silver or chrome effects can also be applied, which would not otherwise be possible with printing. The decorations have a good coverage, are abrasion-proof and UV-resistant. There is no need to pre- or post-treat the decoration; there is no drying time.
Digital printing describes a group of printing processes, by which the print image is transferred directly from a computer using a printing machine, without the need for a static printing form. This printing system mostly uses an electrophotographic printing system, such as a laser printer that is designed for high circulation numbers.
With digital printing, the medium to be printed on (e.g. acrylic glass, SK foil, coated wooden panels) is pressed directly; thereby removing the need to create a printing plate. Transparent acrylic glass can be printed on both the front and the back. A white underlay is required for both.
Offset printing is an indirect, flat-screen printing process and it is the most widely-used printing technique for themed stickers, inlays, top signs and much more. With indirect printing processes, the printing plate and the print medium do not come into contact with each other. The ink is first transferred to a rubber blanket and then onto the print substrate.
Using the three primary colours cyan, magenta and yellow, as well as black for additional contrast, it is possible to create many different shades of colour on the material. A four-colour printing machine is therefore made up of four printing mechanisms.
If spot colours (special colours) are printed, they will require their own printing mechanism.
- Transfer data by CD-Rom, ISDN or email
- Data via FTP Server with corresponding access data. Read-only PDF, always by separate email
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- Image data must be made in CMYK mode
- Convert fonts to postscript fonts or curves
- Always use font styles as the typeface
- Only use font shades with shifted copies
- Create contoured fonts in Illustrator or Freehand
- Attach the fonts used in a separate folder
- Attach all image data used. Image resolution 304 px/inch or as agreed
- Scale image data to 100%, mark compressed image data
- Create all data as EPS or TIFF files for MAC
- Apply 3mm trim to all designs that exceed the borders, remove that outwith
- State special colours in pantone
- Set pages of a document to individual pages
- Set the colours as they are to be printed - full-tone/CMYK
- Screen printing fonts no smaller than 10 points
- Due to production limits, print designs in the screen printing grid no small than 28th of the screen width
- We require a proof and/or products for all print orders in order to orientate the colours
Please provide us with camera-ready templates that meet our requirements no later than when you place the order, free of charge and in a timely manner. Any necessary post-improvements or technical expenses incurred with the print or templates will be billed separately.
Please be aware that our offer includes the initial basic costs. Depending on the template of the final layouts, additional costs may be incurred for litho, film and printing screens and these will be billed separately.
Furthermore, we recommend a proof sample, at a cost, for the purposes of determining colour and print approval. Proportional expenses will be defined/adjusted according to expenditure. Alternatively, we can offer a free print approval on site “at the machine”. If neither of the abovementioned procedures are desired, we cannot be liable for any deviations from the colour or complaints regarding such.