Oldest and most widespread stamping process, the silk screening process uses a silk screen ink permeable like a stencil. It is an ideal technique for textile printing and marking of flat surfaces. In this process, the background of the logo is the textile itself.
This is the most flexible marking technique, because it adapts to many shapes (concave, convex, planar, cylindrical or irregular) and graphics. A flexible silicone stamp reproduces the marking quickly and accurately on all types of surfaces even smaller. The number of colors is unlimited and the definition is excellent, especially on small surfaces. This marking process is accurate and fast.
It is exclusively used for marking textiles and luggage. Sustainable and qualitative, current machines can embroider from 12 to 15 colors on the same label. The price of embroidery depends on the number of points and the size of the logo. The logos fully filled, or with gold or silver, are more expensive to produce.
This method does not use ink to mark a product: the laser impact on the product will dig the material to directly burn a precise and permanent marking. It may be more or less deep according to the final rendering desired, and can be used on metals, wood, glass and plastics. The color of engraving is determined by the material itself. This technique is the most durable and most qualitative.
Embossing shows a marking in hollow or relief by the pressing of a hot punch on the product. This permanent marking may be accompanied by a gold or silver film. Its use is recommended on leather goods and leather imitations, as well as certain plastics.
The transfer is a technique that allows reproducing the same images and photos in high definition. Produced by a hot color print applied hot with a press, or by serigraphy (silk screen transfer), the render of transfer is very realistic and is resistant to washing. This technique is a must for any image with gradations or a high number of colors.
This method is generally used for textile: T-shirts, polos, caps, sports bags, umbrellas …
Sublimation is a method of marking for textiles in polyesters. This technique uses special inks to produce a result which has many advantages: a reproduction of high definition images, perfect color rendering, a textile texture which is not affected by the marking and excellent resistance to washing.
The direct printing technology allows to print directly in color on items such as plastic, metal, wood … This process offers the ability to print individually or in series. Printable surfaces must be flat.
With direct printing technology the special UV inks enables outdoor utilisation. Direct printing is highly resistant to UV, weathering, abrasion and the most common cleaning products.
Doming is a process used on small rigid or semi-rigid objects, such as USB keys or key chains. The process involves casting a transparent polyurethane resin on a printed adhesive backing. Once heated the resin hardens, the magnifying effect makes the marking very qualitative and brings out the colors. New doming techniques make it possible to encapsulate a smell, a synthetic fragrance in doming.