Imprint Methods

Pad Print

“Pad printing is a printing process that can transfer a 2-D image onto a 3-D object. This is accomplished using an indirect offset (gravure) printing process that involves an image being transferred from the cliché via a silicone pad onto a substrate. The unique properties of the silicone pad enable it to pick the image up from a flat plane and transfer it to a variety of surfaces, such as flat, cylindrical, spherical, compound angles, textures, concave, or convex surfaces”.

Pad printing benefits:

  • Provides excellent resolution.
  • Better option when working with halftones, defined edges, and other fine details.
  • High resistance and durability of inks.
  • Metallic inks like Gold and Silver ink for stunning results.
  • Able to offer perfect color matching (PMS).
  • More superior, durable and cost effective than labels.
  • Produces higher quality graphics and resolution.
  • Capable of printing very fine detail far exceeding screen printing.
  • Better edge definition.
  • Printing on irregular surfaces.
  • Possibility to print into depressions.
  • Physically sensitive products can be printed.
  • Cost effective for small or large runs.
  • Prototypes and Proof’s can be produced economically.


“Screen printing is a printing technique whereby a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate”.
“This is a method in which ink is applied directly to the surface to be printed (substrate). The image to be printed is photographically transferred to a very fine fabric (the screen) such that the non-printing areas are blocked off and the fabric serves as a stencil. The ink is wiped across the screen to pass through the unblocked pores and reach the substrate. For each color to be printed a separate screen is prepared and the process is repeated. It is more suitable for curved shapes (such as tumblers and writing instruments)”

Silkscreen printing benefits:

  • You can print on any size and shape. General printing can just only work on flat surface, like paper. Screen printing is able to print on flat surface, but also print on cylinder things, such as bottles, pens, cups and other shapes.
  • The printing can be very beautiful and without laminating, and can not be affected by sunshine and air temperature.
  • Process is very convenient, inexpensive and easy to understand.

Heat Transfer

“If you ever used an iron to press a decal onto a shirt, then you know the basis of a heat transfer. Printing machinery use intense heat to press the ink into the products (bagpacks,
grocery totes, koolers, etc.)”.

Heat transfer benefits

  • Can use several colors, as long as they do not overlap
  • Photographic material can be pressed
  • No registration marks
  • Not messy

Laser Engraving

Laser engraving is the practice of using lasers to engrave an object, “interchangeably and refer to a mark that removes material from the primary source”

“This process creates sharp, crystal-clear logos that are unable to be peeled off. Without ink or tool bits, this process is simple, clean, and easy. Logos are programmed into the laser software and then executed onto your items. If available, you can also opt for oxidation, which adds a little more color to your logo and makes it a touch more distinctive”

Laser engraving benefits: :

  • Extremely precise
  • Impossible to remove or erase artwork
  • Inexpensive personalization option

Epoxy Dome

“A logo leaves the best impression when printed in full color. Digital printing technique can print a logo in any color (4 color process imprint halftones, gradients and multi-color logos for one low price). Each print is covered with a scratchproof acrylic layer (doming).
This doming makes the print stand out even more and keeps it perfectly visible even when used frequently.”

Epoxy dome benefits

  • Always sharp and detailed full color prints
  • No discoloration of print: weather and UV resistant
  • Doming is scratch proof
  • Low minimum order quantity