Decoration Methods

When it comes to decoration we are continually recognized for our quality and variety of embellishment options. We are constantly testing and experimenting with new and emerging technologies to bring you the latest and most advanced options. Below are a few of the many techniques used to decorate such a broad range of products. 

Below is a list of different decorating options that can be used on products. Some imprinting methods are limited to certain product types. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 1-800-868-7018 or email customerservice@vppstore.com.

Screen Printing

Screen printing is a method of applying ink to a surface through a stencil supported on a fine mesh of fabric stretch tightly over a frame. Screen printing is available using different inks and processes that produce a variety of surface textures and effects including raised ink, metallic, color changing ink and many more.

Digital Printing

Digital printing or Direct-To-Garment (DTG) is the process of printing the die or ink directly onto the apparel garment. This method is used most often for small quantity orders that require a large number of colors.

Digital Printing/DTG (100% Cotton) includes up to 7-Colo imprint. Up to 5" x 5". Call for a quote on larger sizes

Heat Press

Heat printing, also known as heat transfer printing, is the process of applying heat-applied materials with a heat press.

Heat press includes Full-Color up to 8-1/2" x 12".

Engraving / Etching / Laser Engraving

Your design is cut out of a hard surface, usually glass, metal, or wood. Your design appears as the material color beneath the surface.

"Engraved Enamels" / Enamel Medallions

Metal plates are filled with colored enamel, which is laser engraved with your logo. The plate can then be affixed to a product's surface with a strong adhesive.

Epoxy Domes

The Epoxy Dome method features your logo printed on paper under a clear, high-gloss acrylic dome, giving designs a sleek, dimensional look. The dome is then applied to a product's surface.

Medallions / Metal Stamping / "Steel Threads"

A custom-made die is used to stamp your design onto a metal disk or plate. The plate is then affixed to a product's surface with a strong adhesive. Common Color Choices: Matte Silver, Antique Silver, Antique Brass, Pearl Nickel and Matte Black.

Molded Rubber Patches / "Logo 3D"

The molded rubber patch decorating option offers a high-impact, raised, dimensional look and comes in a variety of patch colors and shapes. the patches are then applied to a product's surface with a strong adhesive.

Pad Printing

Pad printing is a wet ink transfer decorating process used to print on irregular or curved surfaces. Most promotional products like mugs, pens, and golf balls are pad printed.

Stamping (Hot, Foil or Color)

A custom made die is used to apply your design with colored foil to a material's surface. Stamping is ideal on leather and vinyl products.

Sublimation / Dye Sublimation

A printing process using small heating elements to evaporate pigments from a carrier film, depositing these smoothly onto a surface. Sometimes used to reproduce full-color graphics and photos onto items like mouse pads, mugs, or nylon banners.

Debossing

Debossing uses a custom-made die to press your logo directly into a material's surface. Debossed logos have a subtle, yet sophisticated appearance. This method is ideal on leather and vinyl products. Color Stamp and color fill are possible options for debossing.

  • Blind Deboss
  • Color Stamp
  • Color Fill