WHAT ARE THE PRINTING TECHNIQUES AND METHODS?
Updated: Feb 23, 2022
A negative film is made and placed on a cliché. The plate is then exposed to light. The exposed part of the plate is hardened. The unexpected part makes a small impact. The plate is placed in the machine and filled with ink, the scraper slides over the plate, resulting in a small layer of ink remaining on the impression. This is collected by the silicone stamp and placed on the object such as a pen.
The ink is passed through a gauze pad with open and closed parts to the object. The print is pressed on the product with a scraper moving along the gauze. Screen printing is used for printing flat products. Round screen printing technique is used for products with certain rounding such as buckets. Thanks to this technology, almost any product can be printed.
This technique provides a lasting impression that cannot be changed. Metal products are best suited for this technique. The top layer of material is removed with a laser. Colors cannot be applied with this technique and are determined by other colors under layers of materials and/or products.
The benefits of this technique are that no film is required and no machinery is set up. The design is sent directly from the PC to the digital printer, which can print on flat products. This printing method provides very clear images. Transparent labels are also printed in this way.
With this technique, your print is applied to a (transfer) paper. The product is pressed at high temperature together with the transfer paper. Transfer paper bonds itself to the product through pressure and heat. This technique is well suited for flexible materials such as umbrellas.
A layer of epoxy resin is applied to adhesive labels that have already been printed and cut. The layer is very clear and shows the print underneath more clearly. Also, an extra dimension emerges from the resin layer and ensures that the print is protected.
The mugs are printed using a special paper arranged with the screen printing technique. The paper is glued onto the product and placed in an oven. The heating process transfers the ink to the glass.
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Paper offset can be printed. A printing house transmits the image to paper using “u” (uncoated) colors.
An inkjet printer is filled with sublimation inks and the print with a specially coated paper is put into the product using a heat press. The ink turns into gas and after cooling it becomes solid again with superior print quality.