Printing is the most popular and cost effective technique and can take the format of pad (tampo) or screen printing. Pad printing involves the use of a pad to apply the ink to the product. Screen printing applies the ink via the use of a stencil placed on a porous material screen. Suitable products: clipboards, notepads, laptop sleeves and luggage tags.
A printed image is applied to thermal paper which is then transferred to the item via a heat process. The personalisation technique is ideal for reproducing four colour process logos onto material based product. Suitable products: cooler bags, notepads, conference bags, rucksacks and sports bags.
Blind embossing is a technique that leaves an impression of the logo on an item. A heated, metal plate is applied to the surface of the item and when removed it leaves behind a recessed imprint. Suitable products: conference folders and oyster card holders.
FULL COLOUR PRINTING
Produced using ink jet print machinery. The 4 colours, cyan, magenta, yellow and black, are used in different quantities to produce millions of different colours and shades. It is great for printing photos, four colour process images and more detailed logos. Suitable products: notepads.
Stitches one or mutli-coloured logos onto material products using a needle and strands of thread or yarn. Suitable products: executive laptop bags, rucksacks and conference bags.
Foil blocking leaves an imprint in the item, but the difference is that it can add colour to the impression. The colour is added by putting a coloured foil between the dye and the product. The most popular colours to use are silver and gold. Suitable products: conference folders and passport holder.