DESIGN, LAYOUT & PROOFING
Graphic design is defined as the arrangement of type and visual elements along with specifications for paper, ink colours, and printing processes that convey a visual message when combined.
Modular display products that we supply are generally dependent on large-format digital visuals. The rule with large format printing is, “What you put in is what you get out.” In other words, if the process starts with high-resolution visuals and artwork, the end result will be the most appealing.
Our in-house graphic design studio ensures that artwork is sent to our printers in the correct format and quality.
RGB vs Pantone Colours: What's the Difference?
Formats for print ready artwork?
The colours you see on your monitor may be slightly different from your final printed colours. This is due to monitor screens representing white reflective light (RGB – red, green & blue) whilst printed colours consist of either pantone references or CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) process colours. It is therefore essential to specify the correct colours before printing. Provide pantone references to ensure that the colours are printed as close as possible to your colours.
Formats for print ready artwork?
PRINTING: OUR PRINT SETUP & CAPABILITIES
Johannesburg and Cape Town are equipped with Ink Solvent and Dye-Sublimation printers as well as heat presses. Our state-of-the-art printing and production facilities enable us to manufacture our core products in-house, giving us complete control over the quality of our products.
Our wide-format printing technology enables us to deliver a wide range of materials and products, from branded gazebo and parasol canopies, to tablecloths, banners and banner walls, flags, backlit lightbox posters, paper posters, branded director’s chairs, PVC banners, promotional table wraps and much, much more.
Our fully equipped metal workshop produces standard and customised portable displays, offering a wide range of solutions to meet all display requirements.
Our skilled and passionate, print and aluminium, specialists allow us to tackle extraordinary jobs that require thinking outside the box. If it can be printed or fabricated, we will be able to make it!
What is Dye-Sublimation Printing?
Dye-sublimation is a process in which the image is printed on a special transfer paper using water-based dye sublimation inks. Printed images are then transferred to different fabrics using a heat press. The dye penetrates deep into polyester fibres or polymer coatings, creating a permanent image that is not washed out and cannot be detected by touch. Dye-sublimation prints are highly sought after in the sports, workwear, and promotional product sectors, as the printed image does not seal the fabric making it breathable allowing moisture to evaporate.
What is Ink Solvent Printing?
Solvent Printing is a method of printing images directly onto a variety of self-adhesive and flexible substrates using Solvent Inks. Solvent printable products produce high-quality, long-lasting signage and display materials in a quick turnaround time.
A heat press is used to transfer dye-sublimated printed images to various fabrics at 210 degrees. The dye penetrates deeply into polyester fibres or polymer coatings, leaving a permanent image that cannot be washed away or detected by touch.
Lamination is the process of applying a thin layer of plastic to paper or card sheets to enhance and protect the printed matter. Common types of laminate are gloss, matt and silk. Lamination is often used for packaging, book covers, brochures, business cards and other printed items.
FINISHING & INSTALLATION
All finishing, such as stitching, cutting, and joining, is done in-house in our expansive finishing department.
The last step is quality control. Quality controls ensure that the quality of the product is maintained or improved. Once we are satisfied with the quality, the products are packed and ready for shipment.