Screen Print, Pad Print, Digital Print...

Promotional Products Australia - Screen Print, Pad Print, Digital Print...

With so many decoration methods available for a huge range of promotional products, it's easy to get overwhelmed thinking about what you require. But don't worry, the team at Silveradoh are here to guide you and recommend the appropriate decoration method for your chosen promotional product. 

Decoration methods are determined by the size, shape and material your promotional item is made of. To give you an idea on what's available, we have compiled a list of some of the more popular methods.

Decoration methods:

  • Embroidery: Embroidery is the process of stitching a logo, artwork or text onto clothing, caps, bags, towels and many other promotional items. Stitches can be matched to corporate colours to ensure your embroidery aligns with your corporate branding. Embroidery is a popular decoration method as multiple colours can be used without set-up fees for each colour. Embroidery will also last forever and is extremely durable. Costing for embroidery is based upon a stitch count of the artwork you would like on your promotional item. Small logos have smaller stitch counts whereas larger logos or logos with a lot of fill, will have higher stitch counts.  
  • Pad Printing: Pad Printing is a process of using a silicone pad to lift an image from a printing plate after it has been inked then transferring that image to another surface. Each colour used requires a new plate so pad printing is best when printing one or two colours. Promotional items best for pad printing are promotional pens and pencils, promotional keyrings and other small promotional items.
  • Screen Printing: Screen Printing is great for large flat print areas made from cloth or nylon such as promotional t-shirts, aprons, umbrellas and sports bags. The screen printing process involves an art screen placed over the item and the ink is then applied over the screen. Each colour used for screen printing your promotion item requires a different screen so this method of decoration is best suited to one or two colours.
  • Sublimation Printing: Sublimation is the process of transferring a photo or picture and applying it to the chosen surface. Promotional T-Shirts, stubby coolers or promotional mugs are popular choices for sublimation printing.
  • Direct to Garment Digital Printing: Direct to Garment Digital Printing is used for printing promotional t-shirts and other small promotional fabric items. Direct to Garment printing allows full colour printing, like photos and colourful logos, to be printed directly to your t-shirt. This option is more expensive then a one colour screen print but if you are wanting to make a bigger impact with your promotional item then this is a great option! This option is also much softer then a screen printed garment.
  • Decals or Ceramic Transfer: Decals or ceramic transfers are normally used to print onto porcelain, glass and ceramic items. Decals can be produced with one or more colours, they are then applied to the promotional item and the item is placed in an oven for 6-8 hours at a temperature of 700-800 degrees. This process almost melts the image onto the promotional item leaving a very permanent decoration. This decoration methods is great for promotional mugs or promotional ceramic travel mugs.
  • Laser Engraving: Laser Engraving can be used on metal, wood or glass. Laser engraving is the process of burning your logo/text into the promotional item. The laser beam is emitted by a computer ensuring the design can be precisely reproduced. The colour of the engraving is determined by the colour of the material or base below the top layer of the item. Laser engraving is perfect for promotional metal pens, coasters, clocks or any metal surface. Laser engraving is also a great option is it will last forever.
  • Embossing: Embossing is the raising of an image on a promotional product. Embossing presses the material between concave and convex dies which gives it the raised appearance. Embossing is great for decorating items such as promotional compendiums, executive compendiums, notebooks or leather products.
  • Hot Stamping: Hot stamping is the process of dry imprinting where a design or type is set on a relief die that is subsequently impressed with heat and pressure onto the printing surface. Hot stamping is used for promotional compendiums, executive compendiums, notebooks or leather products.
  • Die-casting: Die-casting is when molten metal is injected into the cavity of a caved die (a mold). Die-casting is used for promotional badges or belt buckles.
  • Die-Striking: Die-striking is the method of producing emblems and other flat promotional products. A blank piece of metal is struck with a hammer that is holding the die. Die-striking is used for badges and other small metal promotional items.

Silveradoh are here to make it easy - we can recommend decoration methods to best suit your products.

Contact the team at Silveradoh to discuss your promotional products on 02 4956 7522 or email