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                                        PAD PRINTING
A negative film is made and placed on a cliché. The cliché plate is then exposed to light. The exposed part of the plate is hardened. The unexposed part gets a small impression. The plate is put into the machine and filled with ink, the scraper slides over the plate which leads to a small layer of ink remaining in the impression. This is picked up by the silicone stamp and placed on the object, such as a pen.
The ink is pushed on the object through a gauze which has open and closed parts. The print is pressed on the product by a scraper which is moved across the gauze. Screen printing is used to print flat products. For products with a certain roundings, such as buckets, the round silkscreen printing technique is used. With this tech- nique almost every product can be printed.
This technique provides a permanent impression which can’t be modified. Metal products are the most appropriate for this technique. The upper layer of the mate- rial is removed with a laser. Colours can’t be applied with this technique and are determined by the material and/or other coloured under layers of the products.
The benefits of this technique are that no films are necessary and no machines
are set up. The design is directly sent from the PC to the digital printer, which can print on flat products. This way of printing results in very sharp images. Transparent stickers are also printed this way.
With this technique your imprint is applied on a (transfer) paper. The product is pressed together with the transfer paper at high temperature. The transfer paper attaches itself to the product through the pressure and heat. This technique is very suitable for flexible materials like umbrellas.
A layer of epoxy resin is applied on adhesive labels which have already been printed and cut. The layer is very clear and shows the printing below even more clearly. Also an extra dimension arises through the resin layer and ensures the protection of the printing.
No ink is used in this technique, an imprint is made on or in a printing plate. By pressing this product on a soft material or leather product an imprint is made on it. This technique is very suitable for upscale products.
Mugs are printed by using a special paper which has been edited by the silkscreen technique. The paper is pasted onto the product and placed into an oven. The heating process transfers the ink to the mug.
Paper can be printed offset. A printing press transmits the artwork to paper by using “u” (uncoated) colours.
An inkjet printer is filled with sublimation inks and with a specially coated paper the print is put on the product by use of a heat press. The ink changes into a gas and becomes solid again after cooling down, with a superior printing quality.

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