Advertising messages via printing solutions are an inseparable part of promotional and gift items. Therefore imprinting and printed surface finishes are an inseparable part of PRESCO GROUP's gift item production services. We have our own in-house studio with experienced graphic designers and our own printing capabilities. We also use the latest modern technology from specialised firms. All this, so that we can achieve the highest quality in the shortest turnaround time. Manufacturing and printing (or other surface decoration) turnaround times depend on the individual product, the type of imprint or surface decoration and the intricacy of the design to be imprinted.
We primarily use the following technologies: offset printing, rotary screen printing and sandblasting, embossing, pad printing, screen printing on textiles, transfers, embroidery, and engraving.
Promotional imprinting on calendars or New Year's greeting cards is carried out by flat screen printing, which offers the possibility of printing 1 to 4 colours. On calendars, this imprint is located on blank areas located at the top or the bottom of the calendar, depending on the individual type of calendar. The strip is 6 cm high; on three-month calendars, 9 cm high - sufficiently large enough for your advertising message. Imprints can also be made on each calendar page - this takes place before the calendars are bound, and the minimum order size for this type of imprint is 300 calendars. New Year's greeting cards can be additionally printed with text, logo, etc. exactly where the client requests it.
We imprint mugs, glasses, ashtrays and other round glass or ceramic objects using rotary screen printing and high quality self-curing inks. This means that sufficient time is needed for the inks to adhere properly to the surface, but without the need for heat curing. The ink manufacturers claim that these inks can last up to 1000 cycles in the dishwasher. The inks are highly mixable which allows virtually any colour to be mixed according to the client's wishes. Depending on the quality of the surface to be imprinted, up to four colours can be used. Glass items can also be decorated and branded using sandblasting. And finally, glass and ceramic objects can be imprinted using thermal transfers, which permits the use of not only 4 colour direct printing, but also more intricate colour designs in CMYK (such as photographs).
Pad printing - an indirect printing method - is used primarily for printing on curved and contoured surfaces. Typical uses of this method are printing on pens and pencils, key fobs of all shapes, bottle openers and writing sets, watches, calculators, thermometers, etc. Promotional items can be made of plastic, metal, glass and other materials. The number of colours used is generally between 1 to 4 within one imprint.
Screen printing is the ideal method for printing on flat materials. The range of materials which can be imprinted using this technique is very broad and in theory is limited only by the flatness of the surface to be printed. Any kind of material can be imprinted this way, including textiles - t-shirts, work uniforms, umbrellas and parasols, hats, etc. In most cases custom colours can be mixed (using Pantone colour samples) or raster colour printing (printing photographs) can be used, so 1 to 9 colours can be printed. The imprint size is limited by the size of the printable area - for example, for caps, the maximum print size is 7x11 cm; for umbrellas, it's 15x10 cm. Transfer is a technology in which ink is transferred to the surface via a carrier medium and the use of heat and pressure. Transfer printing can achieve a sharper, clearer appearance, even on dark surfaces, and is used for more complicated designs. Embroidery is carried out on the most modern, multi-head embroidery machines, and can be used to decorate any textile product - towels, caps, t-shirts, polo shirts, etc. or on individual textile items. Thanks to special software, we can create embroidery programmes for any design you desire. Pricing is based on the number of stitches, the intricacy of the design and the embroidery programme.
Engraving is a technology in which the design is created on the computer and a special computer programme then controls the machine tool, which mills the design or engraves it with a diamond tip. The price depends on the size of the design and number of pieces.
Leather and leatherette products and datebooks can be branded by embossing or blind stamping. Before embossing, a die must be created which can then be used over and over. The price of blind stamping and embossing leather or leatherette depends on the size of the design and number of pieces.