UV printing is a form of digital printing that uses ultra-violet lights to dry or cure ink as it is printed. As the printer distributes ink on the surface of a material (called a "substrate"), specially designed UV lights follow close behind, curing - or drying - the ink instantly. Originally developed for quickly drying gel nail polishes during manicures, ultraviolet light applications quickly expanded into industrial and commercial markets.
The PAD printing or also known as tampography in Europe is a modern printing technology that able to quickly transfer a 2-D image onto a 3-D objects with a high quality decoration/ marks on any products. PAD printing is effective in all Marketing and Advertising, cost effectiveness, flexible, and versatile for all manufacturers because it is using an indirect gravure (offset) printing which involves a silicone pad to transfer images onto a substrate. This will allows PAD printing to be used for a number of products that would be impossible to print on products in many industries such as medical, automotive, promotional, apparel, and electronic objects as well as appliances, sport equipment, toys, even the functional materials (conductive inks, dyes, lubricants, and adhesive).
The uniqueness of the silicone pads uses for the process gives ability to pick the image up from a flat plate and transfer it to a number of surfaces including flat, spherical, textured, concave and convex surfaces. This makes PAD printing invaluable for everyone on any industries who need a better solution for membrane switch printing.
Nowadays, PAD printing is not well known as a printing process, but we see and touch pad printed items every day. PAD print can be easily found and widely used on several premium gift. For example:
- Plastic Ballpoint Pen, Plastic Pen, Ballpoint
- USB Drive, Thumb Drive or Pen Drive
- Memo Pad or Note Pad
- Toys and Sports Equipment such as golf balls
- Electronic micro components, such as cables, connectors, IC chips, relays, etc.
Heat transfer printing is sometimes called thermal transfer printing. In this method, the design is first printed on paper with printing inks containing dyes of the disperse dye class. The printed paper (called transfer paper) is then stored until ready for use by the textile printer or converter.
The Silk screen printing also known as serigraphy or silkscreening has a long history in China made popular in the twentieth century by Andy Warhol with his famous Marilyn Monroe prints. The Silk screen printing is a printing technology using a mesh based stencil to apply ink onto a substrate such as fabrics, posters, stickers, vinyl, and even wood.
The more color on the graphic to be printed, the more blocks are required to completed the silkscreen print. After the process, heating may required to ensure the ink could get dried in a short time and the ink could last longer. Basically, the silkscreen print process is use to apply ink onto a substrate, whether it could be t-shirts, posters, stickers, vinyl, wood, non woven bags or other material.
Applicable on dryfit, microfiber, jersey, polyester, quick dry T-Shirt and coated surface materials such as coated mugs, coated plates etc. Sublimation printing uses sublimation ink & sublimation paper in the printing process.
It transfers sublimation inks on the fabric through high temperature & pressure in 1 minute. Sublimation T-shirt normally will leave a permanent, vivid image with a soft-to-the-hand feel.