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We can personalise your award or gift in numerous ways, depending on the compounds used to manufacture the item.
Here is an explanation of processes we are able to utilise.
C02 LASER ENGRAVING
CO2 Laser Machines can be used for laser engraving, cutting and etching. Images you typically print to paper printing dots of ink, are sent via a CO2 laser beam to laser engrave, cut, or etch your design into a wide variety of materials. A CO2 laser engraver can be used to engrave text or a design on almost any substrate, including plastic, acrylic, wood, glass, metal, fabric, paper, foam and ceramic.
Glass, crystal and some metals lend themselves well to sand blasting, leaving an elegant and crisp design on the substrate. Sandblasting is the process of smoothing and cleaning a hard surface by forcing solid particles (sand) across that surface at high speeds using compressed air. A mask (stencil of design) is applied prior to sand blasting.
Rotary engraving is the term used to describe engraving done with a rotating cutting tool in a motorised spindle. The tool, or cutter, cuts into the surface of the material to a predetermined depth and produces a groove of the same shape and dimension of the cutter.
The process of sublimation is commonly used for decorating apparel, signs and banners, as well as novelty items such as cell phone covers, plaques, coffee mugs, and other items with sublimation-friendly surfaces. In sublimation printing, unique sublimation dyes are transferred to sheets of “transfer” paper via liquid gel ink through a piezoelectric print head. The ink is deposited on these high-release inkjet papers, which are used for the next step of the sublimation printing process. After the digital design is printed onto sublimation transfer sheets, it is placed on a heat press along with the substrate to be sublimated. In order to transfer the image from the paper to the substrate, it requires a heat press process that is a combination of time, temperature and pressure.
The end result of the sublimation process is a nearly permanent, high resolution, full colour print. Because the dyes are infused into the substrate at the molecular level, rather than applied at a topical level (such as with screen printing and direct to garment printing), the prints will not crack, fade or peel from the substrate under normal conditions.
UV LED Printers are typically used to print directly onto a hard substrate. Its ability to immediately dry the ink is an advantage in printing on a variety of materials including glass, plastic, plexiglass, etc.
Casting is a process in which a liquid metal is somehow delivered into a mould that contains a hollow shape of the intended shape. The metal is poured into the mould through a hollow channel called a sprue. The metal and mould are then cooled, and the metal part is extracted.
Heat transfer vinyl, or HTV for short, is a specialty vinyl that can be used on certain fabrics and materials to create designs and promotional products. It comes in a roll or sheet form with an adhesive backing so it can be cut, weeded, and placed on a substrate for heat application.
Embroidery is the craft of decorating fabric or other materials using a needle to apply thread or yarn. After the design is digitised (transforming the information supplied into a digital form via computer), it is electronically fed to the embroidery machine. This type of machine usually has 4 -10 needles. Each needle can hold its own thread colour giving you four to ten colour choices during embroidery without having to stop and change the thread colours as on a single-needle machine.