Decoration Methods

Design beyond your logo.

Bored of slapping your logo, in black on a white background? As long as we follow your brand guidelines and can hold what we are decorating down, we can ensure your brand will stand out in a crowded space. Unsure what your logo or design might look like in any of our unique decoration methods? That’s what proofs are for!

Deboss (or Blind Deboss)

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Debossing is a technique used to imprint images onto paper, leather, or vinyl. In debossing, the area around the image is heat pressed so that the image is pushed down into the material.

Emboss

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Embossing is the opposite of debossing in that the image is pressed into the material so that the image raises from the surface. Embossing can be used with textiles, paper, and non-woven materials such as tissue paper, vinyl, or leather.

Laser Engrave

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Laser engraving is the process of using a laser to etch or mark the surface of an object. Advantages of laser engraving is the ability to be extremely precise. Stone, glass, metal, plastic, and other natural materials (including apparel) can all benefit from laser engraving.

Epoxy Dome

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Your full color logo will be printed on high grade vinyl paper and then covered with a clear, high gloss polyurethane dome. The finished dome will then be affixed to your item, resulting in a smooth, polished look for your branding.

Embroidery

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In the simplest form, embroidery is the act of stitching a design onto fabric through the use of high-speed, computer-controlled sewing machines. Many additions to embroidery are available including: sequins, puff embroidery, etc.

Screen Printing

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Screen printing is the direct imprinting of a design onto the surface of a product. Ink is applied through a fine screen leaving a color imprint. Each color requires it’s own screen and, oftentimes, printing a light ink on a dark product requires a double hit of ink. Advancements to screenprinting include: soft hand, specialty inks such as liquid silver, neon, crystalina inks, etc.

Applique

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Applique is similar to embroidery as it uses stitching to apply a piece of fabric or material that has a pressure-sensitive or glue backing to a garment to create depth in a logo or design.

Sublimation

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Sublimation is a process that transfers an image from a piece of special paper to a polyester or acrylic surface using special heat-sensitive ink.  When heat is applied to the piece of paper, the ink turns into a gas from a solid and bonds with the fibers in the garment to create a more permanent design.  Also, sublimation does not wash away over time so if you are looking for a larger or all over, permanent design on a t-shirt, sublimation would be your best bet.

Pad Printing

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Pad printing is an imprint method where your logo or image is rendered onto a rubber stamp-like pad template.  Typically used for The typical surfaces that pad printing can be accomplished on are ceramic, glass and leather. Pad printing can not be used on greasy or non-stick surfaces like silicone.smaller imprints, pad printing can be used on virtually any promotional product such as pens, golf balls and glass awards.

Digital Printing

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Digital printing also called “Direct to Garment” printing is an imprint method that uses an ink cartridge to print a logo directly onto a garment – like a desktop printer prints on paper.  Digital printing is used for most light colored garments like white t-shirts, polos and hoodies.

Hang tags

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A tag attached to a garment or other piece of merchandise that includes information about the manufacturer or designer, the fabric or material used, care instructions, and sometimes the price. We can also customize the hang tag to include QR codes, Company or Event information, or even interactive data such as raffle tickets, discount coupons, etc.

Four Color Process

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This method of printing uses 4-color process inks, Cyan (C), Magenta (M), Yellow (Y), and Black (K), to achieve a multi-colored design. The transparent inks are applied in a dot format that uses half-tones and the blending of colors to achieve a look with many colors, shading and fine details.

Custom Mold

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The custom mold method is most often used in the creation of our custom chocolate products. A 3-d mold of your logo will be created. Melted chocolate will then be poured into the mold, shaken to remove air bubbles and sent to the cooling rack. Once fully cooled, the finished product reveals your custom molded chocolate piece.

Hot Stamp

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Hot stamping uses heat and metallic film in a specialty printing process that produces a shiny design of your logo. Hot stamping, also called foil stamping, dry stamping, foil imprinting, or leaf stamping, is usually combined with an embossing process to result in a metallic impression of your logo on the product. Hot stamping uses dies, or sculpted metal stamps. The heated dies seal a thin later of metallic leaf (foil) onto a surface. Once heated, the die presses the foil against the product with enough pressure that the foil sticks only in the imprint area.

Offset Printing

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Offset printing works on a very simple principle: ink and water don’t mix. Images (words and art) are put on plates, which are dampened first by water, then ink. The ink adheres to the image area, the water to the non-image area. Then the image is transferred to a rubber blanket and from the rubber blanket to paper. That’s why the process is called “offset” – the image does not go directly to the paper from the plates.

Transfer

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Multi-color logos are applied to products through the use of transfers. Your logo is first reverse-screened onto a paper-like transfer material and then applied to the material’s surface with heat and pressure. It’s ideal for bold, colorful logos with sharp lines.

Decal Transfer

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Imprinting method in which the decal is printed on an offset or letterset press, submerged in water, and placed on the product. Excess water and air are squeegeed off and the product is kiln-fired, a process that fuses the decal with the glaze.

Lenticular Printing

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Process of creating multidimensional, animated, or bi-view effects by photographing with an extremely fine screen and placing plastic made up of tiny lenses over the top.

Metal Die Cast

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Process in which molten metal is injected into the cavity of a carved die.