Screen Printing: Ideal for logos made from 1 to 4 separate colors
Screen printing, or serigraphy, previously known as silk-screening is a printing technique that traditionally creates a sharp-edged image using a stencil and a porous fabric. In brief, the screen is made from porous finely woven fabric held over a frame. Areas of the screen are obscured with a non-permeable stencil which is a positive of the image to be printed (the remaining open areas are where the ink will appear). When printing multi-color logos, a new stencil is made for each color and the different colors printed sequentially. Screen printing is most suitable for logos with 1-4 colors that have no shading or color gradation.
Before printing, inks are custom mixed to match the Pantone ® color references denoted on the Virtual Proof ( What is a Virtual Proof?).
Flashbay oven fires printed metallic components before product assembly to ensure maximum print durability while screen printing on plastic products always give excellent print adhesion. We have an in-house screen print department to ensure your logo is printed to the highest standards by experienced screen print technicians.
Photo Printing: Ideal for logos/graphics made from many different colors
Although we use advanced technology, photo printing is similar to standard desktop printing in that logos can be reproduced in full color by combining 4 colors know as CMYK in varying amounts. Flashbay uses this technique in combination with polyurethane resin doming to give your logo a very durable finish which is highly resistant to scratches and bumps. Photo printing is the best choice for logos with many colors or those with shading or gradation. We have an in-house print and resin dome department to ensure your logo is printed to the highest standards by experienced print technicians.
Laser Engraving: Ideal for logos requiring 'solid' areas of engraving
Laser engraving gives a very precise and clean finish. We have a variety of different strength laser engraving machines to cater for all types of material from stainless steel to wood. Engraving is not a color process like printing - your logo is transferred to the product by 'marking' the product with a laser. So how does the laser work? The laser is designed to deliver energy to the product surface in a way which converts a high percentage of the light energy into heat - the area where the laser makes contact vaporizes and a mark is made on the product. Using a computer, the position and movement of the laser can be accurately controlled to achieve the desired effect. Logos with sharp well defined borders tend to work best. We have an in-house laser engraving department to ensure your logo is engraved to the highest standards by experienced engraving technicians.