We are able to print with incredibly fine detail at very high resolutions using Mimaki's state of the art printing technology. The combination of this superb technology and our expertise enable us to enhance images to achieve a greater vibrancy in colour. UV cured inks also greatly increase the resistance to fading and are more resistant from ageing
Sublimation printing uses specially formulated dye sublimation inks which react to heat to form a gas. When these inks are in the gas state and they come into contact with polymer fibres, the ink will fuse or bond with the fibres to permanently dye them. This allows us to make coffee mugs, for example, vibrant and colourful with a gloss finish.
Laser cutting/engraving is the process of using a powerful laser to cut and/or engrave items from flat sheets of material like plastic, wood and many other materials. By reducing the beam power you can mark the surface of the material, this is known as etching or engraving and can give some stunning effects on wood and plastic.
The art or process of forming decorative designs with machine needlework. A design or decoration can embroidered onto clothing garments, soft toys and materials alike to create personalised gifts or logo embroidered workwear and uniform.
We know that everyone wants to please their customers and no one wants to say "no, sorry, we can't do that".
Now you won't have to!
We provide a Print-on-Demand (POD) service which will allow you to send orders you can't complete in-house to us so that we can print, Sublimate, engrave or embroider them for you.
Find out more in full about our services below.
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Company logo printed onto both sides of a security camera. Able to be used outdoors as the print has been sealed and protected
Printed company logo applied to the clothing garment using heat. This form of printing is long lasting and finished in high quality and vibrant colours.
Company logo embroidered on the clothing garment. Embroidery is hardwearing and can be used on all clothing garments as well as gifts such as stuffed animals
Laser engraved into a wooden chopping board. This laser engraved finish to the board is deep and prominent. With the right designs they're great gifts.
How does POD benefit you? You can now start your business without having to invest into large, costly print runs which can lead to excess stock which is sitting around tying up your all important cashflow.
Our Print-on-Demand service allows you to offer products and ranges that your in-house equipment can't do. If that be a large embroidered clothing order that a client has asked you to do, UV printing onto a whole new range of products you would like to offer to your customers, such as glass vases, signage, metal tins etc.. We can also offer you a sublimation package where we can meet your needs if it ever gets to the point were you are being over-whelmed by orders or would like to offer engraved gifts but don't have the machinery to do so.
Our services are here to help you build your business, offer new and exciting products and maybe give you the platform to invest yourself in machinery.
We have a team of in-house designers that will help you along with any design works and give you the necessary help and files that will allow you to design correctly for all of the different products we can offer. A cool thing about our service is that we're not bound to a number of certain products. If you feel we don't offer something that you feel will be beneficial for your business, let us know, I'm sure we can arrange to add it in.
We have tried to make our POD procedure as easy as possible. In simple terms;
1. Take a look through our product range and let us know by e-mail what takes your fancy or drop us an email and let us know what you're looking for.
2. Place an order with our team either by telephone or e-mail. If we stock the product and you would like to use our stock, we will send you an invoice for "Supply & Print". If you would like to use your own stock and would like to arrange a bulk delivery of your stock for us to print onto we will send you an invoice for "Print Only"
3. We receive your designs - Ideally a file containing all of your designs to be sent via the website "wetransfer.com".
Please take note of the formats we must receive the artwork in (.PSD, .AI, .EPS, .PDF) All text must be outlined.
4. We print your products
5. We ship your products back to you fully printed and ready to be dispatched to your customer.
We realise turnaround time is essential for your customers as the majority of items maybe gifts. We aim to turn around all orders within 2-5 working days depending on if we need to wait for delivery of your stock. If you are using our stock, 2-3 day turnaround is usually achieved.
By watching the video "Understanding UV Printing" you can see how UV printing works. UV print technology has created endless avenues to explore when you're wanting to print onto that something a bit special. UV technology allows us to basically print on to any flat surface and in some cases, curved surfaces too. Not only does the ink cure instantly under the UV light it also makes it durable and hardwearing. Couple this together with the ability to add spot clear ink to the substrate, this gives it that extra protection to guard against scratches and weather.
Sublimation printing uses heat to essentially bring ink and fabric together as one.
First, a design is printed onto sublimation paper. The inks that are used turn into gas when brought under heat, then combine with the fabric and permanently print onto the fabric. The effects are permanent and less prone to fading, as the ink is embedded in the fabric or substrate rather than simply laying on top like a normal print.
The process is almost like a tattoo, but instead of for your skin, it’s for your chosen product. The heat opens up the pores of the fabric, then with the applied pressure the ink cools and returns to a solid form. The result is a permanent, full colour image that won’t crack, peel or wash away from the substrate. The process allows the ink to go from a solid to a gas without turning to liquid, a bit like dry ice. The conversion is initiated by heat and controlled by pressure.
This quick and effective digital print method is growing in popularity for smaller batch orders and those designs that rely on the details.
Laser cutting, engraving, and marking is determined by how deep the laser goes and how it changes the overall appearance of the material. In laser cutting, the heat from the laser will cut all the way through the material. But that is not the case with laser marking and laser engraving.
Laser marking discolours the surface of the material being lasered, while laser engraving removes a portion of the material. The main difference between engraving and marking is the depth to which the laser penetrates.
Here’s the difference between marking, engraving and cutting:
Laser Marking: In laser marking, the laser does not go all the way through the material but instead only alters the properties or the appearance of the material. The laser creates high-contrast marks because the heat of the laser redistributes the carbon in the material in question.
Laser Engraving: In laser engraving, the beam physically removes the surface of the material to leave a cavity that reveals your design. The laser heats the material to very high temperatures, causing it to vaporise and to create a cavity.
Laser Cutting: In laser cutting, the beam will cut all the way through the material. This is commonly used when making signage or creating shapes with intricate borders. Our laser machines are able to cut through up to 5mm acrylic which allows us to create products ranging in use.
Embroidery is one of the highest-quality possibilities of textile refinements. Durability, feeling and wash ability of the applied company logo, motif or the promotion message are hardly to be excelled by other printing methods.
However, how does such an embroidery design get onto caps, pullovers or jackets?
At the beginning stands the idea of a design, mostly in the form of a company logo together with a slogan. If the idea only exists on paper, the design must be digitized into computer readable data. This "digitalisation" will allow the embroidery machine to read the file and will tell the machine what and where to stitch as well as the different colours needed. A typical embroidered logo, such as a company chest logo, can be anywhere between 4,000 to 7,000 stitches.
Our embroidery service will allow you to choose the location of the embroidery to suit your clients needs.