Overview of our printing options
1. Digital print 2. Offset print (flexoprint) 3. Screen print 4. Thermo-transferprint
properties
  • Can be ordered in small quantities from 1 piece
  • All shapes are possible
  • Waterproof
  • Stickers can be supplied either individually or on sheets or rolls
  • Waterproof
  • Suitable for larger quantiteis from 100 pieces
  • Waterproof
  • Good for small and large quantities
  • Cheap price due to low production costs
  • Supplied on roll
  • Often used for barcodes, sequential numbering, address labels, etc.
  • Available on paper and plastic
Durability/Lightfastness outdoors (material: plastic) 1 to 2 years 2 to 12 Months 3to 5 years 1 to 2 years

  1. Digital print
    The term 'digital printing' summarizes a number of printing processes in which the image is sent directly from the computer into a printing press. Digital printing does not require a print screen or a printing plate, therefor this printing method is also suitable for small quantities. We can supply quantities as small as 1 piece.

    Advantages of digital printing:
    • low cost for small quantities
    • short production time
    • Durability / Lightfastness outdoors: 1 to 2 years
    • Use of high quality ink
    • smudge resistent

    Disadvantages of digital printing:
    • limited choice in colours
    • simple print quality, which means that when you look at the picture up close you will be able to see that the image is made of small dots (similar to printing with an inkjet printer).
  2. Offsetprint (Flexoprint)
    Offset printing is a method of lithographic printing, which uses printing plates. The printing areas of the plate are lipophilic, meaning; it attracts oil and repels water, to take on the inc. The non-printing part is hydrophilic, meaning; it attracts water and repels oil. Offset printing is an indirect printing method, since it is not printed directly from the printing plate directly on paper, but the ink is transferred only to a blanket cylinder, then to the printing surface.

    Advantages of offset printing:
    • excellent print quality with high resolution
    • large sizes possible and a wide range of colours
    • the durability of the print depends on the colours, darker colours are more durable then light colours. Black is the only colours that lasts for years.
    • Smudgeresistant

    Disadvantages of offset printing:
    • Large production costs for small quantities, because the printingplates need to be made. Therefor not cost effective for small quantities (in comparison to digital print).
  3. Screen print
    With screen printing , first the printing plate is produced, which is covered with woven mesh. An ink blocking stencil is then photografically applied to the fabric. The stencil prevents ink from being printed in places where there should not be any colour.
    The printing plate is then mounted to de printing press and the ink is appleid to the printing plate and spread with a squeegee forcing the ink through the mesh to create a sharp edged image. The printed material is then removed from the printing press and left to dry.

    Advanatges of screen print:
    • very good printing quality
    • Durability / Lightfastness outdoors : 3 to 5 years
    • waterproof
    • Many colours available including neon and metallic colours

    Disadvanatges of screen print:
    • gradients are not possible
    • Longer production time in comparison to other printing options (digital print) which also makes production costs higher.
  4. Thermo-transferprint
    In thermal transfer printing, a thermal ribbon is the ink carrier, which consists , among other things, of resin and / or wax. The printer has a thermal print head, which has many small heating points (dots). The heating dots heat the ink on the thermal ribbon which then melts enabling the ink to be transferred on to the label. The colour will not be transmitted mechanically but by heat.

    Advantages of thermal transfer print:
    • short production times, as fast print speeds possible
    • good print quality, therefore especially suitable for barcodes and address labels
    • relatively low manufacturing costs

    Disadvantages of thermal transfer print:
    • can not be used outdoors.
    • Not smudge resistant or waterproof.
Information about barcodes
A barcode or EAN-code, is an electronically legable code, which consists stripes of varying widths and spaces. Using electronic bar code readers (such as scanners and cameras), the data is read from the barcode and processed. They are mostly found on products in retail, logistics and tthe marking of goods.
When choosing the barcode, it is very important to pay attention to the correct font. There are different standards, so let us know on your order which font to use because this needs to correspond with your scanner. We can offer to print your barcode labels in all major standards. Barcode labels are made using the thermal transfer printing due to the high print quality for this particular service.

Below you will find a list of the barcodes that we can produce:
  • Australia Post 4-State Customer Code
  • Aztec Code
  • Codabar
  • Code 39-ASCII Completo
  • Code 39-regular
  • Code 93
  • Code 128
  • Composite (EAN.UCC)
  • Data Matrix
  • EAN-8
  • EAN-13
  • EAN/JAN/UPC- with 2 additional digits
  • EAN/JAN/UPC- with 5 additional digits
  • EAN/UCC Code 128
  • 2/5 Interleaved
  • KIX 4-State Customer Code
  • MaxiCode
  • MicroPDF417
  • MSI Plessey
  • PDF417
  • QR Code
  • Royal Mail 4-State Customer Code
  • RSS (Reduced Space Symbology)
  • Telepen
  • UPC-A
  • UPC-E
  • US POSTNET (Zip, Zip+4, & DPBC)
 
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