We use a variety of techniques to print onto our products. We use different techniques for different products so please check each product’s description to determine which method will be used on your purchase.
A few of our more popular printing methods are listed below:
Screen-printing is one of the earliest methods of printing. It involves the passing of ink (or any other printing medium) through a mesh or ‘screen’. The mesh is stretched on a frame and the stencil is then applied to the product. The stencil openings determine the image that will be imprinted on the product.
Pad printing is a printing process that can transfer a 2-D image onto a 3-D object. This is accomplished using an indirect offset gravue printing process. This involves transferring an image from the printing plate via a silicone pad onto the printing surface. Pad printing is used for printing on stress balls.
Debossed Silicone Wristbands are by far the most popular Silicone Bracelet. Debossed silicone wristbands are the same style as Lance Armstrong’s trendsetting LIVESTRONG bracelets. Debossed refers to the fact that the design is actually imprinted or recessed down into the wristband itself.
To accomplish this, a custom bracelet mould is manufactured that incorporates your customised logo, message, and/or design.
Debossed ink filled Debossed ink filled wristbands are very similar to our debossed wristbands. However, our debossed in filled wristbands let you take customisation to another level – fill the imprint with whatever colour you choose!
Embossed Embossed silicone wristbands offer a more stylish & unique alternative to our basic wristbands. These wristbands stand out from the crowd with a customised design that is raised off the wristband. Plus, we can provide these stylish wristbands at the same price and turnaround time as our debossed wristbands.
Sublimation refers to the transition of a substance between the solid and gas states without going through a liquid stage. The reaction that occurs when dry ice is exposed to room temperature is a common example of sublimation. In a dye-sublimation printer the printing dye is heated up until it turns into a gas, at which point it diffuses onto the printing media and solidifies.
The “Go Promotions” Sublimation Process: Artwork is printed (reversed) using sublimation ink onto sublimation paper. The paper is then placed onto fabric (artwork side down) underneath a heat presser. The paper and fabric are pressed together at high temperatures to release the artwork onto the fabric. A short time later, the paper is removed and the artwork is sublimated onto the fabric.
Full Colour Transfer Artwork is offset printed on white, heat resistant vinyl. It is then die cut and heat transferred onto the fabric. This method can achieve photographic quality images, however the transfers do reduce the ability of the fabric to breathe.
Embroidery is the art or handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with designs stitched in strands of thread or yarn using a needle. Sewing machines can be used to create machine embroidery. At “Go Promotions” we can create 2-D embroidery (where the stitching is flat) or 3-D embroidery (where the stitching ‘pops’ up on top of the fabric.
Offset printing is a commonly used printing technique where the inked image is transferred (or “offset”) from a plate to a rubber blanket and finally to the printing surface. We use this method in combination with the lithographic process that relies on the repulsion of oil and water. Offset printing uses a flat (planographic) image carrier on which the image to be printed obtains ink from ink rollers. The non-printing while the non-printing area attracts a water-based film (called “fountain solution”). This keeps the non-printing area free of ink.
Offset printing is the most common form of high-volume commercial printing, due to its high quality and efficiency in high-volume jobs. It is used in printing newspapers, business cards, stickers, magazines, packaging, and much more.