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  • What is puff imprinting?

    Puff imprinting is a method of printing in which graphics are screenprinted onto a surface with special heat-reactive puff inks that rise and create a raised surface. This method is primarily used to imprint koozies (foam insulators for drink cans). The … Read More »

  • What is embroidery?

    Embroidery is the process of creating and producing ornamental needlework consisting of designs worked on fabric with high-luster threads either by hand or machine. For many forms of apparel, including jackets, polo shirts, and hats, machine embroidery is the preferred … Read More »

  • What is an Epoxy Dome imprint?

    An epoxy dome imprint is a means of displaying a logo on a promotional item clearly but unobtrusively. A small version of the logo is rendered on a base, which is then overlaid with a clear bubble of acrylic epoxy. … Read More »

  • What is Four-Color Process imprinting?

    Four-color process is ideal when an imprint calls for full-color artwork or includes photographs, due to its ability to print a wide range of colors. In preparing art for production, the image is rendered in overlapping combinations of inks using the CMYK … Read More »

  • What is pad printing?

    Pad printing is an effective method for transferring an image or text onto three-dimensional surfaces, and thus is preferred for imprinting on stress balls, toys, mugs, and other promotional items with curved imprint areas.  We employ what is known as a sealed … Read More »

  • What is dye sublimation?

    Dye-sublimation is a method by which a colored dye is permanently embedded into material, rather than applying an ink to the surface as in screen printing. Sublimation is the chemical process wherein a substance moves directly between a solid to a gaseous state without first … Read More »

  • What are Embossing and Debossing?

    Embossing is a highly decorative technique which raises surfaces to transform ordinary, flat, and lifeless material into uniquely contoured, 3-dimensional patterns. Where embossing raises the surfaces of materials, debossing works in reverse by pushing the surfaces of materials inward via a heat-pressing process. Read More »

  • Which imprint method should I choose?

    The options shown reflect standard imprint methods for this product. Be sure to consult the description of each standard imprint method. They will generally illuminate which imprint method will work best for your needs. If you are not sure, feel … Read More »

  • What is heat stamping?

    Heat stamping or hot stamping is a process in which an engraved image mold or hot stamping die is heated then forced down against a product with a colored marking foil sandwiched in between. The area where the die cast mold meets the product is where the ink from the foil is left behind. Read More »

  • What is screen printing?

    Screen printing is arguably the most versatile of all printing processes. It can be used to print on a wide variety of substrates, including paper, paperboard, plastics, glass, metals, and fabrics. Read More »

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