Customer customization service is undoubtedly a very important work for us.We do our best to achieve the desired results for your customized products, whether it is your tumbler design ideas or table cloths for trade shows. At this point you may be wondering how we implemented the custom logo or graphics?Don't worry, follow our steps to demystify the printing method step by step.
As we said, we will try our best to meet the customized needs of customers. Often we will analyze and determine the printing methods that can meet the needs of customers. Generally, we use five printing methods, namely full color printing, silk printing, digital printing, heat transfer printing, thermoprint. We usually use full color printing and silk printing to customize.Not only are these two printing methods widely applicable, but they are more popular because of the printing effect and the cost of the process is relatively affordable compared to other printing methods.For example, our wholesale printed drinkware and trade show table covers with logos mostly use these two methods to print related logos.
Our 5 Custom Printing Process
Full Color Printing
Color printing is the color reproduction of an image or text.Any natural scene or color photograph can be optically and physiologically dissected into the three basic colors, red, green, and blue, with roughly the same amount evoking the perception of white, and varying proportions evoking the visual perception of all other colors. The additive combination of any two primary colors in roughly equal proportions produces the perception of a secondary color.
Generally, our full-color printing adopts CMYK printing four-color mode.Using the color mixing principle of the three primary colors of the colorant, plus black ink, a total of four colors are mixed and superimposed to form the so-called "full color printing". The four standard colors are: C: Cyan; M: Magenta; Y: Yellow; K: blacK. Although some literature explains that the K here should be Key Color (positioning registration color), it is actually the same as the positioning used in plate making. It is said that the concept of copying is confused. The abbreviation here uses the last letter K instead of the initial B to avoid confusion with Blue.
Full color printing is suitable for the following situations and features
1. It is suitable for patterns with more and more complex colors. If there is no Pantone color card number, there will be color difference, which is more obvious.
2. If there is no gradient color pattern, it can also be printed in spot color if there is a Pantone color card number. If there is no color card number, the color matching can be matched. It is suitable for various shapes of items and can be printed in full coverage.
3. Can be done on acrylic, ABS, PP, resin, stainless steel.
Screen printing process is also known as screen printing process, screen printing is a main printing method in stencil printing.Modern screen printing technology uses photosensitive materials to make screen printing plates by means of photolithography.
For ease of understanding, you can think that there are countless small holes on the screen that are invisible to the naked eye. Small holes can penetrate paint, when specifying graphics or designing related images. By infiltrating the corresponding holes with ink, a corresponding pattern is left on the surface of the object.
Silk printing also has some points to pay attention to.For example, silk screen printing is suitable for flat printing, silk screen printing, and it is difficult to print on curved surfaces (with fixed size printing).
At the same time, if the logo has two colors, it cannot overlap, and there must be a gap. Generally, 1-2 colors are recommended. With the increase of colors, the labor cost and the number of printing will also increase, which will lead to a gradual increase in cost.
As the most popular printing method, silk screen printing has characteristics unmatched by other methods. On the one hand, its printing speed is fast, which greatly improves the delivery time of customized products. On the other hand, the cost of single printing is more affordable, which is also the main reason why most merchants prefer it. While possessing these characteristics, the logo can also specify the PMS Pantone color number to achieve the perfect realization of real customization.
Digital Printing is mainly based on computer processing in the entire printing production process.The data is directly transmitted to the printing press with digital technology. All the data used for the printing layout are digital, and the post-press files are also in a digital format, so that we can easily keep or reuse them.
Digital Printing has a new definition of printing. The printing process of digital printing enables the design, typing, color separation, plate making, printing, binding or packaging to be completed consistently, which not only shortens the time, but also saves a lot of manpower and expenses.However, due to the poor quality of the output and the inability to print in large quantities, it is not a very large-scale printing method at present.
Heat Transfer Printing
The process printing method is divided into two parts: transfer film printing and transfer processing. The transfer film printing adopts dot printing (resolution up to 300dpi), and the pattern is pre-printed on the surface of the film. The printed pattern is rich in layers, bright in color and ever-changing. , small chromatic aberration, good reproducibility, can achieve the desired effect of the designer, and suitable for mass production. The transfer printing process transfers the exquisite pattern on the transfer film to the surface of the product through one-time processing (heating and pressure) of the thermal transfer machine. After molding, the ink layer and the surface of the product are integrated, which is realistic and beautiful, and greatly improves the grade of the product.
Simply put, the way of thermal transfer is to make a screen, and then print the image through mechanical heating.Generally, the image quality of thermal transfer is clearer than other printing methods, and the effect is more realistic and vivid.
Printing by applying heat to a treated surface, as by a thermal printer.This printing method is not a commonly used conventional printing method. It is generally used less, and is more suitable for use in cloth bags, PU leather, and cartons.
As a company dedicated to creating customized services for customers, Brandu will make every effort to present our products in front of customers with the most suitable printing method.Enjoy customized services online at brandulines.com.