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Flat Foil – Heat Transfer

Crafted with precision in our very own facility, our Flat Foil Heat Transfer method offers a refined and standard approach to foil printing. This technique enables us to produce prints exclusively in one colour, selected from our pre-curated palette, which boasts an array of finishes – from matte and metallic to wash care variants.

Here’s why you’ll love our Flat Foil Heat Transfer:

  1. Vast Ribbon Options: Designed to flawlessly print onto any satin ribbon we stock, you’ll be spoilt for choice. At last tally, we offered approximately 50 vibrant hues to complement your unique needs.

  2. Swift Turnaround: Recognized as the fastest custom-printed ribbon service we offer, there’s also a ‘Next Day’ delivery option for those urgent requirements.

  3. Sample Availability: If you’re uncertain or wish to assess the quality firsthand, we’re more than happy to provide samples upon request.

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Special Order Printing Options

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Essex, our dedicated in-house workshop takes immense pride in meticulously crafting the bulk of our custom printed ribbons. Not just that, for orders surpassing 1000 metres, we bring to the table a myriad of bespoke and elite print styles. It’s worth noting that while these specialist techniques infuse unparalleled charm to the ribbons, they might require a tad longer than our regular printing times.

Here’s what you need to know about our specialist printing:

  1. File Requirements: For optimal precision and clarity, please provide us with editable Illustrator files (either .eos or .ai formats) or an editable PDF file (.pdf).

  2. Font Provisions: Should your design feature a unique font that’s missing from our extensive font library, kindly share the corresponding font files. This ensures your design remains unaltered and authentic to your vision.

  3. Origination Costs: Specialised printing comes with an origination fee. The exact amount depends on the printing method you opt for, guaranteeing that you only pay for the exquisite quality you receive.

  4. Storage of Printing Plates: We understand that businesses evolve and may need to reorder. So, rest easy knowing that we’ll safeguard any plates crafted for your order. They will be retained on our premises for two years, facilitating seamless reorders.

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Rotary Foil

Rotary printing uses a laser-engraved print roller or rollers to heat transfer the print design from foil to the ribbon. Rotary foil printing is restrictive on the colour print available from a pre-mixed colour palette. If your logo or text has a small font size or lots of details, this is not such an excellent option for you. This printing method is great if you need a continuous line along the edge of the ribbon. Smooth Satin Ribbons are best suited to this method of printing. For more information please contact us here.

Rotary Ink

Rotary printing is an innovative method that employs laser-engraved rollers to seamlessly transfer intricate designs from foil onto ribbons. While this technique shines with its ability to produce continuous lines along the ribbon edges, it operates within a defined color spectrum derived from a pre-selected color palette.

Here’s a quick guide to assess if rotary foil printing aligns with your needs:

  1. Design Details: If your design features fine text or intricate detailing, rotary printing might not be the optimal choice. Its strength lies in broader and more uniform designs.

  2. Ribbon Texture: The charm of rotary printing truly unfolds on Smooth Satin Ribbons. Their even texture complements this printing style, resulting in a flawless finish.

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Debossing is a sophisticated printing technique where designs are artfully pressed into the ribbon’s surface, creating a subtle sunken effect. Utilising metal plates, the design is meticulously imprinted onto the fabric, offering a tactile and visual distinction.

Here are some standout features of debossing:

  1. Tone on Tone Brilliance: Debossing can craft an exquisite “Tone on Tone” aesthetic. By forgoing inks or foils and relying solely on the ribbon’s natural hue and texture, it creates a design that is an intrinsic part of the ribbon, exuding subtlety and class.

  2. Premium Appeal: If you’re aiming for a high-end, luxurious effect that’s understated yet impactful, debossing is your go-to. The resultant muted design speaks volumes about elegance and exclusivity.

  3. Material Compatibility: While debossing lends a rich look to velvet ribbons, it’s equally stunning on polyester satin, showcasing its versatility.

To encapsulate, debossing isn’t just a printing technique; it’s an experience, a nuanced expression of luxury that is both felt and seen. It’s perfect for those who appreciate the finer details in design.

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 Dye Sublimation

Dye-sublimation printing is a state-of-the-art technique that employs specialised paper as its canvas. This unique paper acts as the mediator, transferring intricate designs onto ribbons with impeccable clarity.

Here’s what makes dye-sublimation stand out:

  1. Mastery Over Complexity: Digital sublimation is the ideal choice for intricate designs. Whether it’s a complex pattern or an intricate logo, this method captures every detail with finesse.

  2. Bold and Vibrant: Renowned for producing designs that pop, dye-sublimation ensures your ribbons showcase vibrant and all-encompassing patterns that extend seamlessly to the ribbon’s edge.

  3. Versatility in Width: From dainty 7mm wide ribbons to more expansive 200mm widths, dye-sublimation accommodates a spectrum of sizes, proving its adaptability.

  4. Optimal on Light Shades: For the best print clarity and vibrancy, it’s recommended to use this method on lighter ribbon shades. This ensures that every hue and shade in your design truly stands out.

  5. Capture Real-life Moments: One of the rare printing methods that can expertly translate photographic images onto ribbons, dye-sublimation allows you to immortalise moments in a unique way.

In essence, dye-sublimation is more than just a printing technique; it’s a testament to modern printing innovations, turning ribbons into vibrant canvases that narrate tales, showcase brands, or simply add a touch of elegance. Perfect for those who refuse to compromise on design clarity and vibrancy.

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 Flexo Sublimation

Flexo Sublimation is a contemporary printing method that leverages specialised paper to immaculately transfer designs onto ribbons. With its unique capabilities, it effortlessly brings designs to life.

Highlights of Flexo Sublimation:

  1. Full-Color Flourish: This method truly shines when a vibrant, full-color print is desired, capturing every nuance of your design with precision.

  2. A Note on Metallics: While Flexo Sublimation excels in many areas, it’s essential to know that it doesn’t support the printing of metallic colors. This helps in setting the right expectations for the end result.

  3. Versatility in Size: Whether you envision your design on a delicate 10mm ribbon or a grand 200mm one, Flexo Sublimation is equipped to cater to a diverse range of widths.

In summation, Flexo Sublimation offers a unique blend of versatility and vibrancy, making it an excellent choice for those seeking impeccable print clarity and a broad color palette, sans metallics. Perfect for designs that demand to be seen and admired.

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 Flat Screen

Flat-screen printing is a refined technique wherein ink is meticulously pressed through a finely-meshed stencil, bearing your chosen image. This method ensures that the image is transferred directly and crisply onto the ribbon.

Here are some distinct features of flat-screen printing:

  1. Striking Contrast: This method truly excels when there’s a need to print lighter colored inks on darker ribbon backdrops. For instance, the crispness of white ink on a black ribbon becomes notably pronounced using flat-screen printing.

  2. Adaptable to Various Textures: Whether it’s a silky satin or a textured grosgrain, flat-screen printing is versatile, making it compatible with a wide array of ribbon surfaces.

In essence, flat-screen printing offers a harmony of precision and contrast, making it the ideal choice for projects that require a defined and bold imprint, especially when working with contrasting colors. Perfect for designs that command attention.

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 Puff Screen

Puff screen printing is an avant-garde technique that employs expandable ink. As this ink is delicately pressed through a mesh stencil featuring your design, it undergoes a transformative heat treatment. This process elevates the ink, producing a distinct raised, or “puffed”, effect on the ribbon.

Key attributes of puff screen printing include:

  1. 3D Brilliance: The end result of puff printing is a tactile and visual delight. The raised design not only adds dimension but also brings a touch of sophistication to the ribbon.

  2. Compatibility with Materials: This method seamlessly merges with both satin and grosgrain ribbons, offering flexibility in choice.

To sum it up, puff screen printing is not just about imprinting a design—it’s about adding depth and texture, creating a tactile experience that’s as mesmerising to touch as it is to behold. Ideal for those looking to add an extra layer of allure to their ribbons.

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 Foil Over Adhesive

Using a meticulously crafted mesh stencil, a specialist adhesive is applied to capture the desired design. Following this, foil is expertly layered over this adhesive. As it adheres, it not only takes on the design but also boasts a pronounced, raised effect, adding a touch of sophistication and depth to the artwork.

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French Raised

For those who settle for nothing less than perfection, French Raised printing offers an unmatched high-end finish. This elite printing method harnesses the synergy of specialised ink and a laser-engraved print roller to craft its distinctive style. Whether you opt for the shimmer of metallic hues or the elegance of standard colors, French Raised printing ensures flawless results, particularly on smooth surfaces. A testament to unparalleled luxury in print design.

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