Hot foil stamping

Hot foil stamping:

Hot foil stamping is a process that is based on a principle that involves the use of heat, pressure and foil to print something. The combination of heat and pressure, using a brass stamp, makes it possible to transfer a special print onto a material of your choice. This printing technique can be used for any kind of material.

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Screen printing

Screen printing:

Screen printing is a printing technique that uses a mesh frame. A film containing the design is placed on top of the mesh. Next, ink is pressed through the mesh onto the foil underneath it. For a design with various colours, each colour is applied separately. This traditional printing technique is suited only for smooth surfaces, and it is therefore perfect for printing on vinyl soft or hard foil and polypropylene. Depending on the kind of design, screen printing can also be used to print designs on natural linen. If you need advice about the various options, we’d be happy to help.

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Digital printing

Digital printing:

When a design is printed digitally, there is no need to make a printing plate first. This technique sends a file containing the design directly to the digital printing press. The advantage of digital printing is that the start-up costs per order are extremely low, simply because it does not involve having to make plates. This printing technique is a particularly interesting option when printing smaller quantities.

Aside from that, the difference in quality between offset-printed and digitally printed material is minimal, although there can still be a minor colour difference compared to offset-printed material. Digital printing can be used to print designs on vinyl, paper, and polypropylene.

Offset printing

Offset printing:

Offset printing is the most commonly used printing technique. It consists in transferring the print image onto a thin aluminium plate using laser technology. The print image does not come into contact with the printing surface directly, hence the name ‘offset’ printing. Offset printing produces high quality and excellent colour fastness.

  • Offset printing on vinyl or polypropylene: A special foil that is suited specifically to offset printing is used. When offset printing on vinyl, the foil is subsequently finished using a UV varnish (protective coating), either matt or gloss.
  • Offset printing on paper: When offset printing on paper, the print is finished using a laminate, which is basically a thin protective layer. You can choose from a gloss, matt, fine, or coarse linen structure.
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