It is essential that any inscription added to our high quality products, which are used world-wide as promotional gifts, be of the same high standard. Our state-of-the-art processes ensure that every design harmonises perfectly with the product, and acts as an effective ambassador for your company.
A silicon rubber stamp is used to transfer ink from the engraved steel printing block to the item which is to be printed.
Suitable for: Logos, text and lettering
Colours: 1-5 colours according to
Pantone, RAL or HKS (screen surfaces or flowing screen surfaces are printed with a 48 screen)
4 colour photo print: (Normally a 60 screen)
A chromium steel metal inlay is produced by means of photochemical techniques, and is then securely bonded into the plastic handle by heat and pressure.
(For technical reasons, possible only on pocket-tools with polished Cellidor handles)
Suitable for: Logos, text and medium-size lettering
Colours: Only silver (chromium steel)
Important: For technical reasons, all stand alone letters, characters and logos must be joined together.
The design is impressed to a specific depth by means of a brass die-stamp, blocking foil, temperature and pressure. In contrast to the Tampoprint method, this is a dry printing process.
Suitable for: Slim and medium-sized letters and numbers as well as simple logos.
Colours: Silver, white, gold, blue, red, black, green. Only one color possible. No colour as per Pantone.
Durability: Good with slim letters, not suitable for bold letters and large logos, or for combinations of slim and bold letters.
Note: If small orders require an imprint only with text and no logo, we recommend the following 5 letter types. In this way there will be no die costs.
A tool mills the inscription into the material. If the material is plastic, the engraving is picked out with a contrasting colour (white).
Suitable for: Small series individual names
short texts without logos ( even special special characters such as for Scandinavian and Latin languages,etc.) logo and text ( on Swiss Tool)
Colours: For plastic surface filled with white contrasting colour. For steel (Swiss Tool) without additional colouring..
Durability: Very good
Note: Standard letters can be varied in size. On swiss Tool, logos and letters appear outlined (contour). Electronic data in HPGL would be ideal.
Inscriptions produced by electrolytic means (electrolyte and electric current).
Electrolytic etching (positive and negative)
Suitable for: Logos with fine lines or large surfaces as well as slim and bold letters. Knife blades and steel handle of Swiss Tool.
Colours: anthracite / dark grey
Note: Inscription will be similar to the examples shown opposite.