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What promotional item to choose?

In order for your promotional item to be successful, first identify what sort of promotion will this be (eg. Gift with purchase, give away, thank you gift, …) Then workout your budget. If you would share this information with us, using our experience and knowledge we will be able to advise on what sort of products to use.

When choosing an item please conceder the size of the decorated area. The smaller item, the smaller decoration area will be.

Also, less colours and positions of decoration will reduce the cost of the item

Choosing Clothing or Uniform Items

It is important to identify if the clothing items you choosing are uniform nature or just a promotional item.

If you’re looking to purchase a uniform item we would advise to choose products with a longer lifespan, comfort and also a product/colour that will be available in years to come as a stock item.

Alternatively, we can design a custom made uniform just for you!

Designs are accepted in:

For Embroidery: JPEG, Print Out, Letter Head, Business Cards, etc.

For All Others: Illustrator For PC, Photo Shop, Corel Draw

PMS Colours

PMS is stands for Pantone Matching System. To make it easier for you to choose colours for printing of your logo or design please Click Here to the PMS chart.

Printing PMS colour on to dark colour products might not always result in 100% PMS match. If customer needs to have specific PMS colours printed and advised us of this, we will indicate in our artwork approval that this might not be possible. If PMS colours are not provided we will try to match them to our best ability and we will not take any responsibility if PMS colours printed on dark colour products don't meet your expectations

What Is Embroidery?

Embroidery is a process that is used to replicate your logo or design onto clothing, hats, towels, bags and other products using a needle and thread. Your logo or design first would have to digitized in order for embroidery machine to recognize the file.

Please see a video of our our embroidery machine in action:

 

What Is Pad Printing?

Pad printing uses a silicone pad to transfer an image to a product from a laser etched printing plate. It is one of the most popular and affordable ways of branding promotional products due to its ability to reproduce images on uneven or curved products and print multiple colours in a single pass.

Advantages

  • Ideal for printing on curved or uneven products.
  • Close PMS matches are possible on white or light coloured products.
  • Metallic gold and silver is available.

Limitations

  • Halftones cannot be consistently reproduced.
  • The size of branding areas is limited on curved surfaces.
  • Unable to print variable data.
  • Close PMS matches are more difficult on darker products and will only be approximate.
  • Minor print distortion may occur on uneven or curved surfaces.
  • Pad print inks require a curing period before the product can be shipped.
  • A set up charge is required for each colour to be printed.
  • A set up charge is required for each colour to be printed.

Artwork Requirements

  • Artwork should be supplied in vector format.

What Is Laser Engraving?

Laser engraving produces a permanent natural finish using a laser to mark the product. Different materials produce different effects when engraved so to avoid uncertainty pre-production samples are recommended.

Advantages

  • Higher perceived value than other forms of branding.
  • The branding becomes part of the surface and is permanent.
  • Gives a similar finish to etching on glassware at a much lower cost.
  • Can mark curved or uneven products.
  • Can produce variable data including individual names.
  • The product can be shipped as soon as marking is finished

Limitations

  • The size of branding areas is limited on curved surfaces.
  • Fine detail can be lost on smaller products like pens.

Artwork Requirements

  • The artwork should be supplied in vector format.

What Is Rasin Coated Finish?

Resin coated finish is produced by printing the artwork onto a vinyl material with strong adhesive on the reverse. The branded area is coated with a crystal clear resin which is allowed to dry. Once dry, the finished decal is applied to the product and the adhesive forms a permanent bond.

Advantages

  • Ideal for producing vivid full colour images as well as spot colour branding.
  • Produces a stunning 3D effect that elevates the perceived value of a product.
  • Can print variable data including individual names.
  • Only one set up charge is required irrespective of the number of print colours.
  • Branding can bleed off the resin coated area.

Limitations

  • Only approximate PMS colours can be reproduced.
  • The resin requires a one day curing period before the product can be shipped.
  • Metallic gold and silver colours are not available.
  • Larger print areas tend to be more expensive.

Artwork Requirements

  • Artwork can be supplied in either vector or bitmap format.
  • A 3mm bleed should be added to the artwork if it bleeds off the product.