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Printing technology for fabric is also not standing still. There are so many different methods for printing logos, images or messages on materials that almost anything is possible.

Please let us know what you would like to print, and 12TRADE will be pleased to tell you which printing method is best for your product. Naturally, we can also realise your project through one of our expert partners.

 

Tampon printing (pad printing)
This is an indirect printing method. A flat plate (cliché) is etched with an image, which is filled with ink. This ink is absorbed by a smooth, elastic silicon rubber stamp. This tampon (pad) transfer the ink to the object to be printed.

 

Laser engraving
Engraving and processing the material with a laser. The laser is really just a concentrated light bundle powerful enough to engrave the surface of wood, metals or other materials.

 

Doming sticker
This sticker is printed with a 2-component coating. This unique advertising medium gives a 3-dimensional effect. The quality of a doming sticker is high: wear-resistant and UV resistant and weather-proof.

 

Screen-printing
The screen-printing method is used for various graphic purposes, including fabric decorations, billboards, art prints and fabric printing. This method is often applied in industrial uses for manufacturing products such as printing plates and solar cells.

 

UV Print
An excellent full-colour print quality on a virtually unlimited number of materials make UV prints unique. The printed materials can be produced in any shape up to four cm thickness. With the hardened UV inks, the product is weather-proof and therefore suitable for both indoors and outdoors. The colours will not fade for at least 5 years.

  Embroidery
Embroidered logos lend an exclusive look and feel to promotion clothing and gifts. An embroidered logo is durable, colour-stable and washable. Embroidery is a little more expensive than prints, but it is great long-term investment.
 

Fabric transfer and sublimation
A transfer print is a highly versatile printing method. We mainly use this method for printing clothing, accessories and other fabric, and also for printing ceramic or metal surfaces.  

We discern 3 types of transfer prints:

Basic print (‘plotter print’)
A basic print is the simplest and cheapest printing method. A machine cuts out the desired logos, letters or shapes from coloured sheets of transfer film.

Sublimation transfer print
A sublimation transfer is not based on coloured transfer film, instead using a transparent film printed with special ink. This is then printed onto the clothing, and the ink is absorbed in the fabric.

Full Colour Transfers
This printing method provides the best results possible for transfer prints - but is also the costliest. The method is similar to the above sublimation transfer printing method, printing a film which is then pressed onto the fabric. The difference results from using a thinner film, allowing for more detail. This printing method allows for printing full HD pictures and images.

 

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