Decoration Techniques

We pride ourselves in our industry knowledge and understanding of the techniques to create amazing promotional products. To complement our ability to provide the latest products, we offer many different decoration techniques to create amazing lasting impressions. We utilise our expertise to negotiate the best possible solutions for you promotions. Take a look at some of our methods!


Pad Print

Pad printing is a printing process that can transfer a 2D image onto a 3D object. This is accomplished using an indirect offset printing process that involves an image being transferred from the printing plate via a silicone pad onto a substrate (surface to be printed).Pad printing is used for printing on objects which would otherwise be impossible to print using traditional screerinting methods

Most commonly used method for printing pens, coffee mugs, Golf Balls, Rulers, Notepads, Drink Bottles and other small items.


4 Colour Process

4 color process printing is a system where a color image is separated into 4 different color values. This results in a color separation of 4 images that when transferred to printing plates and sequentially printed on a printing press with the colored inks cyan (blue), magenta (red), yellow and black (the k in cmyk), reproduces the original color image. Most common household ink jet printers use this 4 colour method. Most of the entire spectrum or gamut of colors are reproduced with just the four process ink colors. The four color printing process is universally used in the graphic arts and commercial printing industry for the reproduction of color images and text.


Screen Print

Screen printing is one of the first printing techniques developed that involves the passing of ink through a woven mesh or screen that supports an ink-blocking stencil. The stencil openings determine the image that will be imprinted and a roller or squeegee is moved across the screen stencil, forcing or pumping ink past the threads of the woven mesh in the open areas.

Screen printing is most commonly though of as the method for printing t-shirts and apparel but it can also be used to print bags, towels and other flat promotional products. It is also the method used to print balloons!



A dye sublimation printer is a computer printer which employs a printing process that uses heat to transfer dye onto medium materials such as plastic card, paper or fabric. The sublimation name is applied because the dye transitions between the solid and gas states without going through a liquid stage. This means the ink embeds into the fibers rather than sitting on top of the fibers like a screen print or transfer. Full digital imagery can be achieved using dye sub including photo reproduction.

We can sublimate custom clothing, coffee mugs, bar runners, coasters, towels and even panels in headwear.


Heat Transfer

Transfer printing is a process whereby a decoration is created and then set in place by way of heat and pressure. Transfer printing can be performed mechanically via screen printing or electronically via digital printers. Using a screen printing technique to transfer print allows the incorporation of additional media including glitter, diamantes and other decorative objects. Transfer printing differs from sublimation printing in that the design still exists as a transfer on top of (rather than inside) the fabric fibers.

Transfers are a great alternative to screen printing for shorter run items and can be used on all types of medium such as clothing, headwear, bags and caps.



Embroidery is the art or handicraft of decorating fabric or other materials with needle & thread or yarn. The basic techniques of the original craft of embroidery are still the fundamental hand embroidery techniques used today and machines simply mimic these techniques with the ability to replicate consistently the same design over multiple garments simultaneously and at a rate much faster than by hand.

Embroidery adds perceived value to any promotional product or uniform. It also can last longer then print methods on apparel as it washes and wears well.


Laser Engraving

Engraving (and etching) is the process of permanently marking a surface using various friction methods including metal, diamond, laser and other abrasive media. Different tools produce different finishes and not every method is compatible with all surfaces.

The most common items to be engraved are keyrings but we can also engrave onto metal cups/travel mugs, metal pens, metal coasters, torches, photo frames, clocks and multi-tools just to name a few.