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Screen printing is one of the many printing techniques that are used to reproduce images or documents on any material. The term derives from the Latin seri (silk) and from the Greek γράφειν (gràphein, to write).
In screen printing, printing takes place by means of a cliché or printing frame. The screen printing cliché consists of a frame on which a special mesh fabric is stretched; a part of this fabric is then filled with photomechanical procedures in order to leave the surfaces free in correspondence with drawings or texts to be printed.
By means of a squeegee (rubber sheet) an ink is made to slide, pressing on the cliché, which passes only through the meshes of the fabric left free and, depositing on the object or sheet, reproduces the desired design or text. It allows you to print on any flat material, subjects of all sizes and in various shapes.
Pad printing or pad printing is an indirect printing process, which allows you to reproduce, in a simple way and with high fidelity and resolution, drawings, writings and decorations both on flat surfaces and on concave, convex surfaces. or otherwise irregular. Basically it could be defined as a system that allows you to transfer 2D images and graphics onto 3D objects and surfaces.
Pad printing allows you to print with a higher definition than screen printing, allowing the reproduction of the thinnest strokes with sharpness, even in multiple colors. Pad printing is known to be the most suitable and sometimes the only technique for printing on non-flat surfaces and objects.
Indispensable where the highest print quality is sought, especially on thin lines that are difficult to achieve with screen printing. Due to its extreme adaptability to surfaces and materials, it is used in various product sectors: toothbrushes, coffee mugs, oven knobs, radios and televisions, remote controls, telephones, watch faces, keyboards, monitors, eyeglass frames, boots skis, cosmetic bottles, la vatrici fronts.
The UV printing system is based on ultraviolet rays that dry the ink completely and almost instantly, allowing for a cleaner print and better color rendering. In fact, these inks and paints contain components called “photoionizers”.
This printing system can be used for:
- Interior decoration
- Signage Retail
- POS / POP
- Artistic photos or reproductions of paintings
- Decoration of any object or material
Roll to Roll
The plotter is a device that specializes in printing large format media. It is the ideal output device for graphics and advertising thanks to modern technologies that allow the plotter to print in color and to cut out (cutting plotter).
There are various roll to roll printing techniques, the most modern ones use ecosolvent or UV based inks. The latest UV-based technologies have a very high resistance to atmospheric agents and abrasions. Another strong point is the total non-toxicity of the product such as to allow decoration in sensitive environments such as hospitals, kindergartens, schools, apartments, offices etc. In some cases it is possible to produce prints to be exhibited outdoors and subject to chemical attack without the need for lamination.
With our technologies, we are able to produce photographic quality prints with light up to 220 cm on all types of adhesive and non-adhesive substrates.
Printing with hot foil, or more simply called hot, is a direct reel printing system, in which the transfer of the contrast element is obtained with the combined effect of pressure, heat and release speed. The thermo-transferable contrast element is interposed between the printing form and the printing substrate.
With this technique, it allows you to decorate any type of material as long as it resists a temperature ranging between 90 ° and 200 ° C. The surface effect obtained is usually characterized by a particular brightness and definition. With the use of special films, it is also possible to decorate with extremely particular aesthetic effects. This technique requires the generation of a matrix, which depending on the materials can be made of brass, steel, copper, magnesium, “silicone” or ergal.
Cosmetics, automotive, housewares, small appliances, diving, gadgets are the sectors where this type of decoration is particularly appreciated.
Milling is a process by removing material that allows to obtain a hollowed design by the action of various tools, called cutters, mounted on machine tools (milling machines).
The most important characteristics of milling machining are the high precision and good surface finish of the finished product by creating flats, grooves, shoulders and holes in the material involved.
Various materials such as forex, polionda, polycarbonate and dibond can be processed. Having a 2 meter long table, it allows the processing of larger plates than the laser.
The laser printing technique provides a permanent imprint on the object, which cannot be changed. This allows for indelible and long-lasting customizations.
The top layer of the material is removed with extreme precision through a laser beam. The result obtained is certainly of great effect, but its application is linked to the characteristics of the material and the logo.
This technology allows to bring out logos and writings with extreme elegance and is usually used on clothing.
It is a rapid technique used on fabrics of various kinds.
The steps of digital transfer printing are relatively simple compared to other techniques considering that it is not necessary to create special printing systems or frames.
It is sufficient to use a specially prepared thermo-adhesive film and then press at a specific temperature on the object to be customized.
It is a quick technique, suitable for transferring four-color images and even photographic files, onto fabrics or objects suitable for sublimation printing.
The printing steps are relatively simple compared to the other techniques considering that it is not necessary to create special printing systems or frames.
It is necessary to reproduce the graphics on a specific film specially prepared for transfer and then press at a specific temperature on the object to be customized.