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What is the difference between a score and a crease?

Is it a score? ...Is it a crease?... well... it could be either! The truth is, the two terms have been thrown around, mixed up, mashed together and often used to describe the same thing by different people. The actrual reality is that both terms originally meant two totally different processes.
 

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What is Laser Engraving

Laser engraving produces a permanent natural finish using a laser to mark the product. Different materials produce different effects when engraved so to avoid uncertainty pre-production samples are recommended.
 

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What is Screen Printing

Screen printing is achieved by forcing ink through a fine mesh screen with a squeegee onto the product and is ideal for branding flat or cylindrical objects.
 

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What is Pad Printing

Printing uses a silicone pad to transfer an image to a product from a laser etched printing plate. It is one of the most popular and affordable ways of branding promotional products due to its ability to reproduce images on uneven or curved products and print multiple colours in a single pass.
 

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What is embroidery

Embroidery is an excellent way of branding bags, apparel and other textile products. It offers higher perceived value and a depth of branding quality which other processes can’t match and the finished image has a slightly raised effect. Embroidery uses rayon thread which is stitched into the product.

 

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What is debossing

Debossing is produced by pressing a hot engraved metal plate into the surface of a product with a lot of pressure. This produces a permanent image below the products surface.  

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