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How to choose the best printing ways for my glass cup? Screen printing, pad printing, hot stamping or heat transfer

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The four kinds of printing ways are screen printing, pad printing, hot stamping and heat transfer ( also called laser engraving ). Each printing way has its advantage and disadvantage. As a professional glassware manufacturer we need to know what kind of printing way can provide the best result and bring the biggest profit. So we should learn these four kinds of printing ways.

There are kinds of printing ways for glass cup.

  • Screen Printing: it is a kind of traditional printing way, but it is not so popular as other three methods. It needs to print a pattern on the glass cup by using transparent screen and paintbrush or machine. The pattern can be seen after ink printed on the screen is dried.
  • Pad Printing: this method uses rubber pad to transfer printing patterns onto cups directly. It has high quality, but the cost is higher than other methods because it requires expensive equipment and consumables.
  • Hot Stamping: hot stamping means that your logo will be printed on the surface of glasses with a hot stamping machine (also called hot foil). This way looks simple and beautiful, which makes people love it more than any other ways mentioned above! When you want your company name or brand image appear on their products such as mugs or tumblers, then this method might be suitable for you!

Screen printing, pad printing, hot stamping and heat transfer.

Screen printing, pad printing, hot stamping and heat transfer are the four most popular printing ways for glass cups.

What is screen printing?

It's one kind of printing ways that can be used in most glass products. It has a long history and its technology has been improved by time to suit modern times. But this kind of printing will disappear when the cup touch with hot water or other liquid.

Each printing ways have their advantage and disadvantage.

  • Screen Printing: Screen printing is one kind of printing ways that can be used in most glass products. The main advantage of screen printing is that it can be printed on a variety of different materials and objects. However, this kind of printing will disappear when the cup touch with hot water or other liquid.
  • Pad Printing: Pad printing has many advantages such as high definition, good color fastness and so on. But due to its small area requirement, it's only used for small sized products such as glasses or cups etc.

As a professional glassware manufacturer, we need to know what kind of printing way can povide the best result and bring the biggest profit.

Screen printing is one kind of printing ways that can be used in most glass products. With screen printing, the logo will be printed on both sides of the glass cup and won't fade when you wash it with hot water or other liquid. Screen-printed glasses are easy to clean without leaving smudges or spots on them.

So we should learn these four kinds of printing ways.

When you know about each kind of printing ways, you can choose the best one for your product. This will help avoid mistakes and save time and money.

Now I would like to introduce four kinds of printing ways: Screen printing, pad printing, hot stamping and heat transfer.

Screen printing is one kind of printing ways that can be used in most glass products.

It is a kind of printing that use screen to print on the glass cup.

Screen printing has many advantages, such as: it's easy to operate, high quality and low cost. Therefore, it is widely used in the field of glass cup making industry.

But this kind of printing will disappear when the cup touch with hot water or other liquid.

The color will disappear when the cup touch with hot water or other liquid.

Pad printing is very popular in some countries, this kind of printing way need special ink or crayon to deal with it.

Pad printing is a kind of printing way, it is used in some countries and it is popular in some countries.

The ink will drop into the hole which already digged out on the cup surface. And in the bottom side of hole we use a sponge to suck ink into cup surface.

  • Pad printing

Pad printing is a kind of printing which need special ink or crayon to deal with it. The ink will drop into the hole which already digged out on the cup surface. And in the bottom side of hole we use a sponge to suck ink into cup surface.

Then when you touch this kind of ink with liquid it will cover by liquid.

With screen printing, the ink will drop into the hole which already digged out on the cup surface. The inks are filled in screen at first and then when press it with squeegee. After that you need to flood all over cup surface to make sure every places covered by ink and then dry it away before next step (it should be done fast or else there'll be air bubble left).

Then when you touch this kind of ink with liquid it will cover by liquid.

Hot stamping is also very popular in some country, it can keep colorful in every temperature.But this way only can do colorless cup,and it can not do some complex pattern or pictures and words on cup surface.

Cup with a pattern: Because the hot stamping machine will press down on the cup and make a special mark that corresponds to the pressure pad design to print on the surface of cups.So if you want to make your own patterns into cups,then you have to learn how to use a computer program called Corel Draw.If you don't know how much experience about this software,you should find someone who knows well about it and ask them for help.

Cup with picture: Printing picture with hot stamping machine is also very simple way,but there are still some problems which we need pay attention when printing picture onto plastic glasses.For example ,we need pay attention about resolution of images when choosing photo for decoration purposes;how many colors used in our images?If less than 4 colors then we must convert image into black-and-white or grayscale before using them as imprinted on our products.

Finally, we should know that there are many ways to print on glass cups, but the best way is to choose screen printing. This kind of printing will be washed away when you touch hot water or other liquid. So it is easy for us to clean up and dry the cup.

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