Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
Imprint options are the various methods in which your product can be branded with your logo. Below is a list of our most common methods and what they mean. Screen-print - Screen-printing involves pressing ink through a fine mesh screen and onto the surface of a product. Deboss - Also referred to as blind deboss, this classic method leaves an impression - or rather, a depression - of the logo onto a material's surface. Emboss - Embossing is a technique which creates a pattern on the material that is raised or in relief. Dome - An Epoxy Dome is made of a clear soft flexible see-through material which is "domed" over the top of the pressure sensitive decal material. Embroidery - Stitching a design into fabric through the use of high-speed computer-controlled sewing machines. Foil Stamping - Foil stamping uses controlled heat, pressure, and precision timing to apply colored or metallic foil resins to decorate surfaces of varied shapes and materials. Laser Engraving - This technique uses lasers to engrave or mark an object. It can be technical and complex, and often a computer system is used to drive the movements of the laser head. Heat Transfer - Heat transfers are applied by heat transfer printing. This dry decorating method uses controlled heat, dwell, and pressure to thermally bond the graphic onto the surface, achieving high quality and durability. Pad Print - Pad printing utilizes a flexible silicone rubber transfer pad that picks up a film of ink from a photo-etched printing plate and transfers it to a three-dimensional part surface. Color Stamp - Simple one-color designs are enhanced when a die is used to apply colored foil to a material's surface. Color Fill - Color fill combines color stamping and debossing. A die is created to first color stamp the logo onto the surface, and then that same die is used to deboss the logo into the material. Digitizing - Before a logo can be embroidered, it must first be digitized. It is a technical term used to describe the process involved in programming the embroidery machine to stitch the logo accurately. 4 Color Process - A process where 4 different color values (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) (CMYK) come together to create a color image. These 4 colors can be combined to create thousands of colors.