Imprint Methods

Types of Imprint Methods

Screen printing or silk screen printing is the most common and budget-friendly imprint method for apparel and great for bright pops of color and solid colored logos. All screen printed artwork is printed using standard Pantone ink colors so colors … Read More »

Do I have to pay another setup charge if I have ordered from InkHead before?

InkHead can waive setup charges for exact reorders placed within 1 year of the original order. There are certain scenarios where you may have to pay a setup fee, even if you already ordered products from InkHead in the past: … Read More »

What is halftone printing?

Halftone is a printing technique that simulates continuous tone imagery through the use of dots, varying in size, shape, or spacing. Read More »

Screen-Printing Decoration Information Guide

Get information about screen-printing, learn about screen-printing pricing, the benefits of screen-printing, and how screen-printing works. Read More »

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 on the product page reflect standard imprint methods for this product. For a list types of different imprint methods, please check here. Be sure to consult the description of each standard imprint method. They will generally illuminate … 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 offset lithography?

Printing processes such as offset lithography use printing plates to transfer an image to paper or other substrates. Read More »

What is laser engraving?

Laser engraving is the practice of using lasers to engrave, etch, or mark an object. 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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