Ceramic printing is used to label mugs and glasses using special ceramic and glass paints fired on high temperature. The label is applied to the product similarly to transfer printing, then fired in a furnace. The XP technology can be applied to metal and wooden items, it works the same way as ceramic printing. The colour matching is limited due to technological restraints.
Pad printing is used for labelling plastic, metal, wood and paper products. Small sized, high accuracy and high resolution prints can be made. The special advantage of pad printing is the possibility of printing on curved surfaces. Pad printing is the most popular printing method. Colours are based on the Pantone colour matching system.
Screen printing is the method for labelling textiles, plastic and paper products with flat or flattenable surface. The ink is directly pressed on the product's surface through a gauze and fixed with 170°C heat treatment. This technology provides high colour accuracy. Colours are based on the Pantone colour matching system.
Transfer printing is ideal for items which cannot be screen printed due to their size or shape. The logos are printed on a transfer paper, then transferred to the item by high-temperature heat transfer press. Transfer imprints have good washing (by 40 °C) resistance and high colour accuracy. Colours are based on the Pantone colour matching system.