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During the quoting and ordering process you will need to provide us with your logo or branding requirements via email. To ensure you get exactly what you are after, we will supply accurate visual images of your customised products before you commit to the order. In this way, you can tweak and change them as desired prior to commencing the manufacturing process. The following information will help you understand the artwork requirements and the different branding options that are available.

Vector art is preferred for all products and is generally created in Adobe Illustrator. Common file extensions are .ai, .pdf and .eps. Fonts incorporated in vector artwork must be converted to outline paths. Files should also include Pantone spot colours where possible, as CMYK is not accepted on the majority of products.

Depending on the product, high-resolution rasterized art may be accepted. Raster art is built in pixel-based applications such as Adobe Photoshop. Common file extensions are .psd, .tif and .jpg. High-resolution artwork must be at least 300 dpi and 100% to scale or higher.

Unfortunately we are unable to use low-resolution .jpegs, .gifs and .png files as this produces very poor quality outcomes on products.

We are able to do minor art changes, set font style and adjust artwork to fit maximum print areas. However more extensive artwork requirements may be charged at an additional fee.

An artwork approval is required for all orders and will be emailed to you as soon as possible after order confirmation. Please allow 24-48 hours.

 

PRINTING OPTIONS


Here is a summary of the available printing options. 


 

LASER ENGRAVING

Standard Laser - A clean, permanent image of your logo available on all stainless steel and metal items.
Laser on Aluminum - Your logo will have a very light appearance due to the natural material. A very clean depiction of your logo is given.
Laser on Wood - Usually a deeper burn that has a varied appearance and darkness depending on the type of wood engraved.
Laser Oxidation - Oxidation enhances your engraved logo with a permanent, blackened image.

 

EMBROIDERY

Embroidery is a traditional method of decoration on fabric material that provides an elegant presentation of your corporate message. Your logo is digitised (term to describe the programming of the machine) and then stitched directly onto the product. Embroidery is most affective on garments, caps and bags.

 

SCREEN PRINTING

Your corporate logo is applied directly onto the products surface by pushing ink through a fine mesh screen. This is a cost effective process with excellent visibility. Screen printing is useful on products such as garments, jackets, bags and umbrellas.


 

PLASTISOL TRANSFER

Using the same process as screen printing, the ink is reverse printed onto special release paper then applied to the product using heat and pressure. Colours can be produced exactly to match Pantone colours. They provide a soft feel finish with long lasting, quality print. Plastisol transfers are useful on products such as garments, jackets, bags and umbrellas.


 

SUBLIMATION PRINT

Is an application of sublimation inks onto a surface using a heat press to provide the required combination of heat, time and pressure. It penetrates the surface so that a permanent, full colour image is formed. The process is especially suitable for prints on polyester fabric items such as t-shirts and polos. Also hard surface items like mugs and phone covers.


 

DIGITAL TRANSFER

Transfers are printed using a 4 colour digital technology. This is particularly useful in reproducing multi colour graphics, photo images and four colour process images placed on items where screen printing is not possible. Digital Transfers work best for designs that use a lot of gradient colours. They work well on T-Shirts, Cooler Bags and Caps.


 

PAD PRINTING

Your corporate message is etched into a plate where ink id is applied. A soft silicone pad is pressed down onto the plate then reapplies the image directly to the product. Advantages include image detail, excellent registration of colour and ability to print contoured and textured surfaces. Items that can be pad printed include: Pens, Stainless Steel Travel Mugs, Torches, USBs, Clocks & Picture Frames.


 

DEBOSS

Deboss is a classic imprint method that leaves your corporate logo depressed on a material surface. A die is created for your logo and then heat-pressed onto the product. The result is a crisp, clean logo that you can see and touch. Debossing is available on all simulated leather products.