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Solving a print buyers problem
This is some thing that we love to do offer a solution that solves a print problem. One of the most common problems is printing white. The question is can white be printed. The simple answer is it can be achieved.
There are two ways in which white can be printed by screen print or wide format printing.
However there are many uses for printing white ink by either method.
The white ink can be printed on to transparent materials both flexible and rigid. The white ink can be printed correct reading to be viewed from the face or the image can be printed in reverse. This enables the image to be viewed through the transparent material correct reading. The most common use for this is window graphics.
Reverse image printed in full colour on to clear material can be enhanced with a print of spot white. Printing white ink on selected areas behind the full colour printed image. Leaving transparent areas this could be an area for a TV or computer screen to be viewed.
White ink can also be printed on to dark colour ink that has already been printed on to a sheet. This enables white text or logo to be over printed on the dark coloured ink. Ideal for adding information to already printed material.
Printing white ink can also be used for variable printing. Each print may need a number, name or additional information printed over the main image.
A wealth of printing options can be achieved from white.
Repro Arts in 3 mins
What do we at Repro Arts know about stickers.
Printing a sticker. What you need to tell us, so that our experience can be used to your advantage. What is this sticker to be used for. Where is it going to be applied. The type of surface, will this be hot or cold. What is the function of the sticker, informative, warning, decorative, security or promotional. Once you have given us some information on your sticker requirements Repro Arts can start to offer a specification for material & printing of the sticker you require.
There is not one material or adhesive that suites that is why you will be offered a wide range of materials from top brands like Avery, 3M & promotional films like self cling PVC.
Printing methods for stickers are also as varied as materials can be digitally printed in full colour, Screen printed in full colour or spot pantone colours to match your Branding. Printing on to the vinyl film can be on the surface, under surface, reverse , or even twin sided. Stickers can have sequential numbers or be customised with individual names stores or locations.
The sticker can be enhanced by printing gloss, matt, colour or build up varnish. Or lamination can be applied in matt , gloss or crystal this can offer protection or cut down reflection.
Stickers can be trimmed to size, have radius corners, be die cut to shape, have easy peel tabs or slit backing so it easy to remove the backing for application. With to option of computer for large format & one offs. Stickers can also be kiss cut & left in sheets. Have pre space tape to the face to protect them during application.
What ever the requirement for your sticker or decal you can be sure that you will be offered a specification that will meet the application
Have you ever wondered exactly what goes on in the time between your enquiry about a print order and the day it arrives on your doorstep?
Once you have made your decision to use Repro Arts’ services, your print order will be handled on the latest printers’ management information system, from initial enquiry to quotation to confirmation of order. You can then see a PDF proof of your product before the printing process begins. You can see some of the stunning artwork we have produced in the past in our new video (Repro Arts in 3 minutes, made by Daniel Spencer of Fierce Bad Rabbit). These have been either digital or screen printed and finished in-house, just like all of the products we print.
Once your design has been finalised, we’ll print it for you using either our digital or screen printing machines. Always using the latest digital technology, such as the Fujifilm Acuity Advance X2 flat bed printer, we can produce products 3.05m by infinity, or the reel to reel wide format digital printer which can print anything up to 2.5m wide by infinity! These machines can print direct to sheets in CMYK full colour, are capable of edge-to-edge printing and can even print in white on to clear or black materials.
Our screen printing process uses sheet fed print lines and can be any size up to 1.6m by 1.4m and use UV Cure inks. The machines are capable of printing any amount of colours onto any sheet material.
Once the printing is complete, your product can be cut to any shape you choose. The Zund flat bed cutting table (seen in action in the 3 minute video) can cut flat sheets or reel to reel and is capable of any size up to 2.5m by infinity! Whether you’ve ordered one product or a thousand, we can provide profile cutting, radius corners or even a three-dimensional shape on a wide range of materials including paper, Correx, Foamex, acrylic and more.
Once your product has been printed, cut and finished by our team of experts, you will be sent an email as soon as it is dispatched and it will be sent directly to your door, wherever you are in the country, via UPS. You can even track your order’s whereabouts on their website.
You can find out all about our printing process and see some completed products and our machines in action in our Repro Arts in 3 minutes video, now showing on our homepage!