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Frequently Asked Questions

What is pad Print?

Pad printing, also called tampography or tampo printing, is an indirect offset (gravure) printing process where a silicon pad takes a 2-D image from a laser engraved (etched) printing plate (also called cliché) and transfers it to a 3-D object. Thanks to pad printing, it is now possible to print all kind of difficult shaped products such as curved (convex), hollow (concave), cylindrical, spherical, compound angles, textures, etc. which were not available with traditional printing processes.

 

What is screen print?

Screen printing is the process of pressing ink through a stencilled mesh screen to create a printed design. It’s a popular technique used in a whole range of different industries, so even if you’ve never heard of the term before today, it’s likely that you’ve worn or used a screen-printed product at some point without even realising. The process is sometimes called serigraphy or silk screen printing, but all of these names refer to the same basic method.

What is Resin Coated Finish?

Resin coated finish is produced by printing the artwork onto a vinyl material with strong adhesive on the reverse. The branded area is coated with a crystal clear resin which is allowed to dry. Once dry, the finished decal is applied to the product and the adhesive forms a permanent bond.

What is Digital Print?

Digital printing is the process of printing digital-based images directly onto a variety of media substrates. There is no need for a printing plate, unlike with offset printing. Digital files such as PDFs or desktop publishing files can be sent directly to the digital printing press to print on paper, photo paper, canvas, fabric, synthetics, cardstock and other substrates.

What is Debossing?

Think of debossing as the opposite of embossing. Debossing is when an image (logo, text, etc.) is imprinted into your print piece, creating a depressed effect. Just like embossing, you can choose to leave the debossed area untouched or fill it in with ink or foil stamping.

What is Silicone Digital Print?

Silicone ink is designed to be used for both pad printing and screen printing. Silicone is a unique substrate, and without getting into all the complicated chemistry behind it, UV curable ink and regular solvent-based inks will not adhere to silicone, so a specialty ink must be used

What is rotary digital print?

Digital printing is a process in which digital ink is applied directly onto the substrate without the need of transfer paper, a heat press, or screens. The artwork is created, prepped for print, and loaded onto the computer.

What is Imitation etch?

Screen printing is the process of pressing ink through a stencilled mesh screen to create a printed design. It’s a popular technique used in a whole range of different industries, so even if you’ve never heard of the term before today, it’s likely that you’ve worn or used a screen-printed product at some point without even realising. The process is sometimes called serigraphy or silk screen printing, but all of these names refer to the same basic method.

What is Laser Engraving?

Laser engraving is the practice of using lasers to engrave an object. Laser marking, on the other hand, is a broader category of methods to leave marks on an object, which also includes color change due to chemical/molecular alteration, charring, foaming, melting, ablation, and more. The technique does not involve the use of inks, nor does it involve tool bits which contact the engraving surface and wear out, giving it an advantage over alternative engraving or marking technologies where inks or bit heads have to be replaced regularly.

What is Sublimation Print?

Sublimation printing is a printing process for transferring motifs to a variety of materials, for example T-shirts or ceramic mugs, using a carrier material. For this purpose, special sublimation printers and sublimation inks are used.

What is Digital Label?

Digital labels are a type of pressure-sensitive label made using cutting-edge digital printing technology. … In the past few years, new digital labels have emerged, offering brands improved label quality at reduced costs.

What is Embroidery?

Embroidery is the method used for decorating fabrics with a needle and a thread. Embroidery styles and techniques vary greatly but in this tutorial DMC will be featuring free style or “surface embroidery”. This decorative stitching technique, with its varied stitches, is worked independent from the fabrics weave allowing you to embroider any design, realistic or abstract onto any fabric you choose. Surface Embroidery offers you the greatest versatility to create beautiful designs using DMC’s colourful threads and specialty fibres.

What is Colourflex Transfer??

Colourflex transfers are a CMYK+W digital print process, used for branding apparel and fabrics. Ideal for producing full colour images (including gradients) as well as approximate spot colour branding. High definition, complex, vibrant artwork suitable on a range of garment fabrics.

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