This printing technology features very fast printing speed and outstanding image precision. It is suitable for printing large volumes, specific shades and sharp details. This is the most suitable technology for large format full-colour printworks such as posters, catalogues and newspapers. Likewise, it could be also used for single or two-colour printing such as letterheads, business cards and envelopes.
Pad printing (also called tampography) is a printing process that involves a silicone tampon/pad being dipped in the ink and transferred onto an object to form a footprint. Pad printing allows you to print on flat, round or uneven surfaces. It helps to create high quality multicoloured images more effectively than any other type of printing. Besides, pad printing provides more flexibility without surface limitations. Whether it’s a golf ball, a plastic item or a metal pen, tampography will make it so easy to print any image on your products. Pad printing is often compared to silk screen printing, thermosetting and inkjet printing. Although the final result may seem similar, pad printing is a completely different process where images are transferred from the cliché to a silicone pad and then onto the product, using solvent evaporation technology. This process complicates the imprint a bit more than it is on other printing methods.
Screen printing is a printing technique whereby mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate. It is usually recommended for printing small volumes of design-paper products and printing on all kinds of fabric.
Flexography is a printing method which utilizes a roller press and raised flexible relief plates. It is used for printing large volume of plastic or craft paper bags, packaging, newspapers, labels.
Image or letter stamping in order to create raised, recessed or relief images in the material.
Hot foil application is a method which utilizes a mould or metal cliché to apply metallic or pigmented images onto a surface in the form of foil.
Lamination is a technique which covers materials with polyethylene layers. The laminating film can either be matte or gloss. The most commonly used is a the gloss film with the thickness of 25 microns and matte film with the thickness of 30 microns. Lamination protects the product against external influences and enhances the colours and image. Laminated paper bags are stronger and can carry more weight.
Liquid laminate, hardened with ultraviolet light. The UV coating can be applied to the entire surface or only to some details. The UV coating features gloss finish.
Water dispersion varnish
Universal water based varnish. It can be shiny, semi-matt, matt, soft-touch (velvety) or drip-off (partially lacquered). Varnish is durable and doesn’t lose its shine even on lower quality cartons and papers. Dispersion varnish is suitable for commercial printing, labels and uncoated papers.
LDPE film – low density polyethylene film
HDPE film – high density polyethylene film
Both types of films are used for producing bags. Their thickness is measured in microns (1 mm = 1000 microns). HDPE bags can range thickness from 15 to 100 microns; LDPE from 30-120 microns.