Design Print Decoration Terms
Expand your company’s brand using a variety of decoration methods for custom promotional products. Below is a list of popular product decoration methods use in the industry and their brief explanation of how they work. Please keep in mind, these processes are different from one another and they required their own individual set-ups when decorating your design or logo on the item. View our Artwork Terms for definitions on logos, designs and layouts use by professionals. View our Marketing Terms & Tips and educate yourself to help your business grow.
A piece of fabric is sewn into another base fabric creating a design. This is popular on college sweatshirts. Applique Decoration Example
Engraving, Etching or Laser Engraving
Pre-shaped metal medallions are filled with colored enamel inks filling portions of the medallion and leaving exposed metal for a medallion emblem looking application. Then the medallion is glued using strong decorating adhesive onto the product. This method is best used on pins or emblems used on backpacks or handbags. Enamel Decoration Example
Your logo is printed on high quality shaped paper and a clear epoxy dome is overlaid over the paper giving your logo a sleek look to it. The epoxy dome is then glued using strong adhesives to the product. This method is best used for notebooks or portfolios. Epoxy Dome Decoration Example
ED-1 Small Oval 2 7/8" x 1 3/8"
ED-2 Large Oval 4" x 2 1/8"
ED-3 Small Rectangle 3 1/4" x 1 3/4"
ED-4 Circle 2 1/4" diameter
ED-5 Square 2" x 2"
Medallions, Metal Stamping, Steel Threads
Your logo is carved out into a mold using a complex computer software, them the mold is used to cast a metal medallion. Different metals can be used and finishes can be applied. Matte Silver, Antique Silver, Antique Brass, and Pearl Nickel are available. Metal Stamping Decoration Example
Common Steel Threads sizes:
ST-1 Small Circle 1 1/2" diameter
ST-2 Large Circle 2" diameter
ST-3 Small Rectangle 3" x 1"
ST-4 Large Rectangle 3" x 1 1/2"
ST-5 Small Oval 2 5/8" x 1 1/8"
ST-6 Large Oval 2 1/2" x 1 5/8"
ST-7 Jumbo Oval 3 3/4" x 1 7/8"
ST-8 Small Square 1 1/2" x 1 1/2"
ST-9 Large Square 2" x 2"
Molded Rubber or PVC Patches, 3D Logos
You logo is recreated using different colored rubbers or PVC material and glued together to create a composite of your logo. This product then gets glued onto your product of choice. This is best used as a patch or key chain application. Rubber PVC Patch Decoration Example
Common Logo 3D sizes:
3D-1 Small Rectangle 3 1/8" x 1 5/8"
3D-2 Large Oval 3 7/8" x 2"
3D-3 Small Oval 2 1/2" x 1 5/8"
3D-5 Large Rectangle 4" x 2 3/8"
A soft plate is used to transfer your logo to irregular shapes like pens, mugs and golf balls. Pad Printing Decoration Example
Using special framed screen like your window at home are used. A mask us generated using special chemicals that is applied on the screen. Ink them get’s pushed through the screen leaving ink on the product is the shape if the mask (your logo). Multiple screens are required for each color. There are several types of screen printing; Spot, Process or Index. These methods are best used on garments for examples shirts and hats. Spot Printing Decoration Example | Process Printing Decoration Example | Index Printing Decoration Example