ArtworkFinished artwork is required for all personalised orders. The specific format is dependant upon the personalisation method required for your chosen product. When submitting data files, please check with our Sales Department for advice on the correct media required.
There are six main methods of printing your promotional message on to your selected product:
Used most widely on pens, pencils, flat plastic items and PU, as well as clothing, particularly T-shirts. Ink is applied to the product by pushing it through a stencil ( screen ) containing your design.
Tampo (or Pad) Printing
An ink applying method again, but used to especially good effect on odd or curved shapes. An increasing popular method due to the flexibility and number of products it can mark. Ink is transferred onto product by way of a rubber 'pad'.
Used most commonly on crystal, glass and metal products to achieve a quality, lasting effect. Laser engraving is now widely regarded as the most accurate and economical way of reproducing fine design work, although machine engraving may still be used to excellent effect.
Used to mark leather goods in particular. A metal block ( die ) is pressure stamped onto the product, usually with a gold or silver foil, to leave a lasting impression of your design. Alternatively, the process can be performed without foil, just leaving your design in plain relief. This is known as Blind Embossing.
This a great way to achieve quality personalisation on most clothing and headwear. With modern machinery offering speed and multiple colour possibilities, more customers are selecting this method of personalisation to great effect. A typical design is based on a stitch count of around 5 to 10,000 stitches.
Usually used on metal products like stainless steel keyrings or similar products. Like blocking, a metal die is pressure stamped onto your product leaving an impression of your design. This can be left plain or filled with colour.