Methods of imprinting
Services offered to our customers:
SUBLIMATION - the process or 4 colour
process or spot colours on metal material such as DynaSub.
Other materials can be sublimated as well that are coated
with a substance that accepts sublimation
dye inks. Picture below is an example of sublimation.
Setup and running charges are inexpensive
as compared to other methods. Name badges are a great
example of this process because name
changes are very difficult with other processes.
CO2 LASER ENGRAVING - the machine allows us to mark
different materials such as acrylic, wood, plastics,
brass painted, aluminum painted, cork, glass, crystal, and
many other types of materials. The laser is very
precise and can cut materials is another process that the
laser easily manages. Wood boards use to be
the classic example of a typical award that can be laser
engraved but now there are many products made that can
YAG (Ng) LASER ENGRAVING - materials
that can not be engraved by the CO2 will need to be engraved by a YAG.
Typical materials are silver items or gold items stainless
steel items and pewter items.
EMBROIDERY - imprinting on textiles
with yarn (stitches). Excellent for smaller clothing volumes but also
larger volumes. Colours are plentiful but PMS matching
is not possible but close matches are found. Excellent process
for hats, touques, jackets, shirts and other clothing items.
SCREEN PRINTING - the process of
applying paint to a material.
Clothing, glassware and other items can be screen printed.
This process is best utilized when volumes are large, screen
charges (setup) are expensive but
running charges are inexpensive.
CUSTOM MEDALLIONS - ARTWORK for DESIGNS
The criteria for the many different kinds of
imprinting/customization of awards and promotional items are;
- digital files such as Corel Draw
(file extension CDR) or Adobe Illustrator (file extension EPS) files.
CorelDraw version 12 - Windows PC and Illustrator CS - Apple version.
Methods such as laser engraving, screen printing and medal designs are so
that only vector artwork will work well
For the best quality please only send VECTOR artwork
that is LINE ART.Images such as jpgs, gifs, bmps, tiffs that
are placed in Corel Draw
or in Adobe Illustrator are not the same as vector images.
You will not get good results or there could be extra artwork charges to redraw
images into vector artwork.
Low resolution or pixel images such as jpgs, gifs, bmps, tiffs cannot be
manipulated for reproduction.
Figuring out what you want to engrave on your
award/plaques: Here is a few questions to help you out.
Answers in red
1. Who is receiving the award?
Person or team or place getting the award
2. Why are they receiving it? In recognition for..
3. What is the award? President's Award or some
title for the award.
4. When are they receiving the award? The
5. Who is giving the award? typically company logo
or text name
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