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Need less than 100 units? You can now have
all the benefits of screen printing with
lower quantities and prices. New Flat Bed
Digital Printing equipment means direct
outdoor UV printing onto substrates. Call
anytime, we can now print full color photos
onto your sign materials saving you heaps!
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Screen printing More than 100 units.
Modern screen printing process of printing signage and printing sign materials is our specialty. We can screen print your Corflute signs, Colorbond and Acrylic panel signs and sign print vinyl banner signs with modern, automated screen printing equipment to lower your costs. With screen printer product ranges from panel signs, advertising and marketing signs, stickers and decals through to complex panel signs and labels. > Port Darwin
Using combined laser, digital wide format printers, screen printing machines and specialty screen printing systems, we can
provide you with outstanding graphic screen printed signs.
Call us for a quotation or advice anytime. We are leaders in screen printing
signs and frames > Batemans Bay
News: New Online Pricing Calculator for printed designs on lots of substrates. Enter your quantity and materials.
Screen print design is a careful art and requires experience in the printer industry and knowledge of full colour printing. We have made over 5300 different sign projects since 1993.
Our screen printing company division can sign print reverse, inverse and positive sign panels, prepare screen printing for industrial products or screen print signage used for commercial advertising panels, product distributors and lots more. Corporate sign clients and Advertising agency
Graphic Screen Printing Equipment allows fast sign production for modern
substrates and materials, cheap screen printer prices and discount graphic
Call our sign production department or art sign company designers for one to one
advice. Ask about our digital wide format printing systems. > George St. Sydney
Screen printing will save you money when you need quantities
above 100 units, below 100 units, it may be cheaper to choose wide format
digital printing. To use wide digital format printing as a production technique,
the artwork is 'nested' across the full width and runs along the roll of
material. Elizabeth St Melb Vic
Many times, people think 'screen printing' when indeed, there
are lots of different ways to make stickers, decals, signs or panels that have
signwriting. Knowledge and use of Self Adhesive Vinyl Lettering, Wide Format
Digital Printing (which is direct printing onto a substrate such as vinyl decal
material) or a combination of using lots of techniques will save you money.
Example, if your work is less than 100 units with two or three colours, it may
be cheaper to use vinyl and screen print methods. > WA
Note: Screen Printing is the
only production technique where extra colours require extra costs per colour.
Each colour lay down is a new silk screen. Each Silk Screen is a separate can of
ink, squeezed through a fine mesh. CMYK can also be screen printed, this would
be 4 processes.
Silk Screen Printing
What is Silk
The printing technique, is applying a non ink soluble emulsion on a fine
woven fabric stretched across a flat rectangular frame and tensioned
very tightly, so that when the printing ink is pressed down using a
squeegee, the ink passes through the holes in the mesh where there is no
emulsion onto the substrate.
- Traditionally, Silk was used for the mesh,
today, a strong polyester mesh is used.
Artwork: To get the artwork
onto the mesh, Negative Film is used, and
the image is 'burnt' onto the mesh with a powerful light. The non ink soluble
emulsion is spread across the entire mesh, then, exposed to light. Just like
traditional photography, the emulsion is exposed, then the un-exposed regions
are washed away. This leaves some hardened emulsion (areas that will not print),
and some clean mesh areas (areas that will print).
Screen Printing has more 'start' costs and 'set up' costs
compared to other sign making techniques, however, once these cost are approved,
the actual sign production speed is faster. This allows large quantities of the
same image to be cheap.
An Example, when we print safety signs, most times, the
order is 200 units in two colours. This is very fast, the film cost and set up
cost is quickly out surpassed by production speed.
Different Resolutions. Screen Printing is lower in resolution to
digital. At 45 lpi, this equates to approx 75 dpi, and is regardless of size.
All printing using a Silk Screen is the same resolution.
Solids, because silk screening is a technique of squeezing ink
through tiny holes in a mesh, the solid is achieved by what is known as dot
gain. This means, the ink flows closely to the next dot, thus joining to make a
solid lay down of colour.
Why is Silk Screen Printing cheaper? It is because of speed.
Each panel is quick to finish and the machine time is faster. Durable, printed
in Quality UV inks, each colour is light fast.
This image shows 50 off, two colour screen printed Signs on
Saving compared to vinyl letters, approx 22%. Hearing protection must be worn by
all personnel and other similar based
safety work can be priced here
Is there a difference in Spot Colour or CMYK printing? No, each colour
requires a separate mesh screen, it's own artwork film, it's own print run and
drying between prints. If you want to choose colours, go the online colour pages
for more help.
Artwork Costs, Each Colour will require a
separated mesh and film. This is why screen printing is not suited to small
quantity runs. Please contact us for a quote, Screen Printer is cheap on
large runs. For small quantities, we will assist you and explain different sign
making technologies available to keep your prices at the lowest.
Timing, It only takes 10 days. This
includes 1 day full drying / curing before fit your unit ready to use. UV
Printing is cured faster than solvent.
Take advantage of Quantity, If you
business has multi stores, lots of agents and distributors, we can print in
quantity and parcel for each site.
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