Services 2017-09-10T19:32:30+00:00

Methods of imprinting

Services offered to our customers:

SUBLIMATION – the process or 4 colour process or spot colours on metal material such as DynaSub. Other materials can be sublimated as well that are coated with a substance that accepts sublimation dye inks. Picture below is an example of sublimation. Setup and running charges are inexpensive as compared to other methods. Name badges are a great example of this process because name changes are very difficult with other processes.

CO2 LASER ENGRAVING – the machine allows us to mark different materials such as acrylic, wood, plastics, brass painted, aluminum painted, cork, glass, crystal, and many other types of materials. The laser is very precise and can cut materials is another process that the laser easily manages. Wood boards use to be the classic example of a typical award that can be laser engraved but now there are many products made that can be lasered.

ROTARY ENGRAVING – this machine allows us to scratch engrave metal material and other items.

YAG (Ng) LASER ENGRAVING – materials that can not be engraved by the CO2 will need to be engraved by a YAG. Typical materials are silver items or gold items stainless steel items and pewter items.

EMBROIDERY – imprinting on textiles with yarn (stitches). Excellent for smaller clothing volumes but also affordable for larger volumes. Colours are plentiful but PMS matching is not possible but close matches are found. Excellent process for hats, touques, jackets, shirts and other clothing items. Personalization

SCREEN PRINTING – the process of applying paint to a material. Clothing, glassware and other items can be screen printed.
This process is best utilized when volumes are large, screen charges (setup) are expensive but running charges are inexpensive.



Please send artwork files to

The criteria for the many different kinds of imprinting/customization of awards and promotional items are;

  • digital files such as Corel Draw (file extension CDR) or Adobe Illustrator (file extension EPS) files. CorelDraw version 12 – Windows PC and Illustrator CS – Apple version. Methods such as laser engraving, screen printing and medal designs are so precise that only vector artwork will work well For the best quality please only send VECTOR artwork that is LINE ART.

Images such as jpgs, gifs, bmps, tiffs that are placed in Corel Draw or in Adobe Illustrator are not the same as vector images. You will not get good results or there could be extra artwork charges to redraw images into vector artwork. Low resolution or pixel images such as jpgs, gifs, bmps, tiffs cannot be manipulated for reproduction.