How we do it

WELDING...

lay-up

We have various sizes of high frequency tray welders to bond PVC products together. Materials are converted into panels and laid up on top of each other. Products range from credit card wallets to large format items in excess of 1M square.

in-line

All our automatic in-line machinery possess integral welding and printing heads capable of hot foil blocking and embossing. During the process one machine can also die-cut in-line.

PRINTING...

screen printing

Also known as silk screening, a printing technique that uses a nylon mesh onto which the image has been exposed. A solvent based ink is poured on the screen and the squeegee forces the ink through the stencil printing onto the substrate below. Spot and flood colours are printed using pantone references.

hot foil blocking

Otherwise known as foil stamping, is a dry printing process that uses heat to transfer pigment or often metallic foil onto PVC. A metal plate/printing block is created from the artwork and mounted into the printer.

 

 

CUTTING...

press cutting

Various thicknesses of grey board, polypropylene or similar substrates can be die-cut using a Crosland press cutter. A cutting forme cuts and creases the product to size and shape leaving the skeletal waste to be stripped out. There is no heat involved in this process.

 

 

guillotining

Pre-set programmes facilitate our Polar guillotine to cut down large board, polyprop and pvc panels to size. A number of sheets can be cut at once.

RIVETING...

To fit a metal component such as a ring mechanism or board clip to a product we use a riveting machine to attach nickel or coloured rivets

MATERIAL CONVERSION...

slitting and panelling

PVC sheeting is slit and panelled to size from a master roll usually 1350mm wide.