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Promoweb Limited
Phone 021 792 969
665E Great South Road
Penrose
Auckland 1061
New Zealand

Screenprinting

  • Spot Colours on Lights
  • Spot Colours on Darks
  • No Base Vintage Look
  • 4 Colour Process Print
  • 4 Colour Process Print No Base
  • Index Printing
  • Metallic
  • High Density
  • Foils
  • Non Woven Tote Bag – Direct Print
  • Discharge Base Printing
  • Compendiums
  • Embroidery and Screen Print
     

Spot Colours on Lights

This is the most common type of screen prints. Art is separated into the different colours and a screen is made for each. Each colour is printed directly onto the white tee so the print is only 1 layer thick.

Art Requirements

  • A vector art file from Illustrator or CorelDraw (.eps, .ai, .cdr) gives the best results and is much easier for us to work with.

Pros

Cons

  • Great for logos up to 7 colours.
  • Nice soft thin print.
  • Perfect colour matching to PMS.
  • Great consistency of colour for repeat orders.
  • Will last for the life of the garment.
  • When washed due to the thinner ink deposit some fibers from the shirt may come through, giving a washed out appearance. This is more to do with the quality of the shirt than the printing process.

Spot Colours on Darks

This is a great way to get a larger embroidery for a reasonable cost. We laser cut the fabric and sew it on to the garment. Normally 1 or 2 colours works best, any more and the logos can get quite thick.

Art Requirements

  • A vector art file from Illustrator or CorelDraw (.eps, .ai, .cdr) gives the best results and is much easier for us to work with.

Pros

Cons

  • Great for logos up to 7 colours.
  • Nice soft thin print.
  • Perfect colour matching to PMS.
  • Great consistency of colour for repeat orders.
  • Will last for the life of the garment.
  • When washed due to the thinner ink deposit some fibers from the shirt may come through, giving a washed out appearance. This is more to do with the quality of the shirt than the printing process.

No Base Vintage Look

For this process we forego the white base that we normally put under the colours. It gives an old authentic feel to the print.

Art Requirements

  • A vector art file from Illustrator or CorelDraw (.eps, .ai, .cdr) gives the best results and is much easier for us to work with.

Pros

Cons

  • Great contemporary look.
  • Gives texture to the print, something that other screen print lacks.
  • Colours are impossible to PMS match as the colour intensity depends on the colour of the fabric.

4 Colour Process Print

This is a hi-resolution CMYK print that can be applied to coloured and dark fabric.

Art Requirements

  • A vector art file from Illustrator or CorelDraw (.eps, .ai, .cdr) gives the best results and is much easier for us to work with.
  • For CMYK images, a hi res bitmap over 300dpi is needed (.jpg, .tif).

Pros

Cons

  • Great for logos with more than 7 colours.
  • Great for of photographic hi-resolution images.
  • For garments only.
  • Will last for the life of the garment.
  • As it is a CMYK process some PMS colours are difficult to match, we will do our best but we do not guarantee colour matches. If the file is a bitmap often if you adjust the image one colour may be right but this will affect the other colours. We can add one spot colour depending on the art to match a PMS colour.
  • Due to the setup time for the machine, short runs under 100 are more expensive.

4 Colour Process Print No Base

This is a hi-resolution CMYK print that can be applied to white tees.

Art Requirements

  • A vector art file from Illustrator or CorelDraw (.eps, .ai, .cdr) gives the best results and is much easier for us to work with.
  • For CMYK images, a hi res bitmap over 300dpi is needed (.jpg, .tif).

Pros

Cons

  • Great for logos with more than 7 colours.
  • Great for of photographic hi-resolution images.
  • For garments only.
  • Will last for the life of the garment.
  • As it is a CMYK process some PMS colours are difficult to match, we will do our best but we do not guarantee colour matches. If the file is a bitmap often if you adjust the image one colour may be right but this will affect the other colours. We can add one spot colour depending on the art to match a PMS colour.
  • When washed due to the thinner ink deposit some fibers from the shirt may come through, giving a washed out appearance. This is more to do with the quality of the shirt than the printing process.
  • Due to the setup time for the machine, short runs under 100 are more expensive.

Index Printing

This is a simulated process print using spot colours instead of CMYK inks.

Art Requirements

  • A vector art file from Illustrator or CorelDraw (.eps, .ai, .cdr) gives the best results and is much easier for us to work with.
  • For CMYK images, a hi res bitmap over 300dpi is needed (.jpg, .tif).

Pros

Cons

  • Great for logos with more than 7 colours that are of a similar shading.
  • Nice soft thin print.
  • Great consistency of colour over repeat prints.
  • For garments only.
  • Will last for the lafe of the garment
  • We use 6-8 coulours to produce this style of print and if the colours are too far apart the process does not look as good as a 4 colour process print.
  • Due to the setup time for the machine, short runs under 100 are more expensive.

Metallic

This is an ink with flecks of silver in the ink to give the colour a metallic look.

Art Requirements

  • A vector art file from Illustrator or CorelDraw (.eps, .ai, .cdr) gives the best results and is much easier for us to work with.

Pros

Cons

  • Great contemporary look.
  • Give texture to the print, something that other screen print lacks.
  • Colours are impossible to PMS match as the colour range is limited.

High Density

With this process we build the print up on the front of the shirt. The above sample has had about 9 layers of ink.

Art Requirements

  • A vector art file from Illustrator or CorelDraw (.eps, .ai, .cdr) gives the best results and is much easier for us to work with.

Pros

Cons

  • Great contemporary look.
  • Give texture to the print, something that other screen print lacks.
  • Due to the fact that youare printing layers of ink, can be 2-3 times the cost of a spot colour.
  • Only certain logos are suitable for this process.
  • Can be time consuming to set up and therefore can be expensive under 100 units.

Foils

This is a process that gives a mirror like finish to a print or part of a print. We can print up to 2 foil colours in a print. Available in a range of colours.

Art Requirements

  • A vector art file from Illustrator or CorelDraw (.eps, .ai, .cdr) gives the best results and is much easier for us to work with.

Pros

Cons

  • Great contemporary look.
  • Needs to be handwashedand line dried to preserve the look of the foil. When washed normally and dried in the drier it will only last about 3 washes.
  • No PMS matching.

Non Woven Tote Bag Direct Print

This is the most cost effective way to get a print on a non woven tote bag up to 3 colours and providing the colours don’t touch.

Art Requirements

  • A vector art file from Illustrator or CorelDraw (.eps, .ai, .cdr) gives the best results and is much easier for us to work with.

Pros

Cons

  • Very price competitive.
  • Great for large prints in 1 colour.
  • The texture of the fabric can sometimes mean that the edges are not crisp.
  • Colours can appear to be less opaque on the darker bags.

Discharge Base Printing

Discharge is a special kind of ink that reacts with the pigments in the shirt to strip the dye out and take the shirt back to its natural colour. We can then overprint it with plastisol or waterbase inks to give a very soft thin hand.

Art Requirements

  • A vector art file from Illustrator or CorelDraw (.eps, .ai, .cdr) gives the best results and is much easier for us to work with.

Pros

Cons

  • Great for logos up to 7 colours.
  • Nice soft thin print. Easy to wear/
  • Great consistency of colour for repeat orders.
  • Will last for the life of the garment.
  • The process depends on the dye used when the shirts were made. Some shirts work better than others and so you need to contact us to trial the shirt before commencing the run.
  • As the colours depend on how the discharge works there can be inconsistency from shirt to shirt.

Compendiums

We can print leather and leatherette goods with air drying solvent based inks. This gives a quality finish to the print and good durablilty.

Art Requirements

  • A vector art file from Illustrator or CorelDraw (.eps, .ai, .cdr) gives the best results and is much easier for us to work with.

Pros

Cons

  • White, Gold and Silver available.
  • 2 colours on request. This depends on the makeup of the logo.
  • Great consistency of colour for repeat orders.
  • Will last for the life of the item.
  • Sometimes the opacity of the ink will depend on the surface texture of the item.
  • Limited colours and matching.

Embroidery and Screen Print

This is a great way to create a difference in your garments. The combination of both processes give great depth to the garment branding combining the economy of printing and the texture of the embroidery and appliqués.

Art Requirements

  • A vector art file from Illustrator or CorelDraw (.eps, .ai, .cdr) gives the best results and is much easier for us to work with.

Pros

Cons

  • Great way to brand with a difference.
  • We can sample for client approval.
  • Quality texture feel to the logo.
  • Can be expensive on small runs.
  • Some designs can be unsuitable.