Hard Good Decoration Methods

If you can dream it, we can decorate it. If you are looking to supplement your in-house deco capabilities during peak season, or to expand your product offerings and customer sales year-round, our teams and technologies are ready to support your next project. Here are the decoration methods available across our network of decoration facilities.

SILK SCREEN

In this popular technique, our experts press your image onto the product through a tensioned nylon mesh. This gives imprints a paint-like appearance. Silk screen is favored by those looking for a sharp imprint with vibrant colors.

PAD PRINT

An inked image is transferred from a photo-etched plate to a thin, soft silicone pad, which is then pressed against the part. The pad can wrap itself as much as 180 around a small object, and ink coverage is excellent. One color is printed at a time and registration between colors can be tight.

4CP / SPOT COLOR TRANSFER

Imprinting for detailed and multicolor imprints for better appearance on certain substrates. Holds registration on a wide range of surfaces such as: insulated padding, PVC, nylon, neoprene, ABS and more.

DEBOSS / JUMBO DEBOSS

A technique for leather and other substrates in which a metal die is created from artwork. The die is then heat-pressed into the material, leaving an image of the artwork in a recess creating a classic sophistication.

LASER ENGRAVE

A clean, polished appearance. Light burns away the surface to reveal the substrate. Works best when the item's surface is a different color from the substrate. A contrasting black imprint can be created with Laser Oxidation when the surface and the substrate are the same or similar color.

VIBRATEC

Delivers high-resolution photo-quality images on a broad range of products. Make a bold statement. Artwork Requirement: (CMYK) Four-color process.

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We are pleased to offer online submission for decoration orders through our website and via email. See our Order Submission page for more details.
Estimated production lead times for each product and decoration method are listed on the product pages of our website. To see estimated lead times, simply click the yellow "Lead Times" button at the top of the product page. Note that lead time estimates reflect our current estimated production availability, based on end column quantity, single imprint location and color. They are not a guarantee. The lead time assumes art files will not need modification and does not include handling time for Proofs.
Rush Services are currently suspended due to seasonal demand; we look forward to offering this service in the future.
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