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Printing Techniques

Digital direct printing is the standard print method in both the create-your-own area and the SpreadShop. As a customer, you can change the print method to plot printing, as long as the selected design is suited for it. Simply click on the design to find out. If available, the colour selection for flex, flock and special foil printing opens automatically. Requirements for printing graphics with plot and digital direct can be read here.

This is how we print: Plotting

Flex printing (smooth)

Smooth (flex print)

 

The design is printed on matte foil and then heat-pressed on the product. More about flex printing

Flock printing (velvety)

Velvety (flock print)

 

The design is cut out of a velvety foil and then heat-pressed on the product. More about flock printing

Special (flex printing)

Special (flex print)

 

This special kind of flex printing is done by using special effect foils, e.g. glitter or glow-in-the-dark foils. Only vector graphics with one colour can be used for this print method.

This is how we print: Digital Print

Digital direct

Digital Direct

 

In computer-controlled production, the colours are sprayed on the item. More about Digital Direct

Thermo sublimation

Thermo sublimation

 

The design is initially printed on a transfer foil and then printed on the product by means of thermal evaporation. More about thermal evaporation

Digital Transfer/
Laser Transfer

Laser Transfer

 
 

The design is initially printed on a transfer foil and then printed on the product by applying heat. White products receive a transparent foil, colour products a white transfer foil.

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