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Screenprintint: Process of pressing ink through a fabric mesh, which is stretched and held by a frame of metal or wood. Screenprinting is relatively less expensive than embroidery and generally applied to T Shirts. It allows better detail than embroidery and lasts longer than a heat transfer or sublimation print. The print size does not generally affect the cost- the cost is based on the number of colors/screens needed to print and the quantity to be printed.

Embroidery: Process of stitching threads into material to create a logo or design. The embroidery size and detail affect the cost- the more stitches needed, the higher the cost. The number of thread colors does not generally affect the cost, like it does in screenprinting. The threads are controled by a computer program and are created by a process called digitizing.

Heat Transfer/Sublimation: Imprinting method in which an image is screened or printed onto a transfer substrate, which is then laid directly on the material to be imprinted. The image is transferred from the substrate to the material through heat and pressure.

Pad Printing: Method of imprinting in which a recessed surface is covered with ink. When the plate is wiped clean, ink remains in the recessed area. A silicone pad then presses against the plate, pulls the ink out of the recesses and is pressed directly against the product.

Emboss :Raising an image onmaterial so that the image will lie above the surface.

Deboss: To press an image into material so it lies below the surface.

Etch: Using chemicals or tools, to carve away metal leaving an image or carve an image into metal.

Etch print: Using ground glass as part of a clear 'ink', it gives the etch appearance on glass.

Engraving: Cutting an image into metal, wood or glass by one of three methods- computerized engraving, hand tracing or hand engraving.

Laser Engraving: Imprinting method by which art or lettering is cut into a material by a laser beam that vaporizes the portion exposed through openings in a template.

Foil Stamping: Process in which a metal plate or die is heated and then pressed against foil into a surface, causing the pigments of the foil to transfer to the surface. Also called hot-stamping.

Hot Stamping: Dry imprinting process in which a design or type is set on a relief die that is subsequently impressed by heat and pressure onto the printing surface.

 

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