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Week 11 – What is PVC?

04 Dec 2013, Posted by Cyberpac in CyberFAQ

PVC is supplied on a roll and welded together using a high welding frequency technique. This can then create a number of unique effects including leather and matt which create a contemporary and unique feel to the product. Advantages: A massive range or effects are…

Week 10 – What is CPP (Cast Polypropylene)?

27 Nov 2013, Posted by Cyberpac in CyberFAQ

Cast polypropylene, is best known for its versatility and comes in three main types, Solid Silver, Silver Translucent and Clear. Advantages: Stock range for quick delivery – take a look at our shop [Shop: shop.cyberpac.co.uk] Stock can be screen overprinted. Take a look at week…

Week 9 – Why Choose Wood?

20 Nov 2013, Posted by Cyberpac in CyberFAQ

Wood combines versatility and strength to make it a perfect material for high quality packaging with beautiful finishes with a wonderful range of textures. Advantages: A number of finishes available Ideal for luxury products Different types of wood to choose from Versatile substrate allowing style…

Week 8 – What is Flexographic Printing?

12 Nov 2013, Posted by Cyberpac in CyberFAQ

Inks are applied to flexible materials using a resin plate with a raised image. Advantages: Used best for mailers 4 colour process and spot Pantones are possible Disadvantages: The usual minimum order quantity is 1000. The resolution is lower than lithographic printing. Considerations: This print…

Week 7 – What is Lithographic Printing?

05 Nov 2013, Posted by Cyberpac in CyberFAQ

Inks are applied via a metal plate using chemical processes to separate image and non-image areas, giving a very high resolution print. Advantages: Easily Available Very high quality print Possible on many papers, boards and some plastics Disadvantages: Not suitable for very short runs (See…

Week 6 – What is Paper over Board?

29 Oct 2013, Posted by Cyberpac in CyberFAQ

Covering papers wrapped around thicker construction board to create bespoke looking presentation products. Advantages: Coverings available in a variety of colours, effects and textures Multiple branding options Lead times from just two weeks Disadvantages: Tooling cost – There is a setup cost to make each…

Week 5 – What is Embossing?

22 Oct 2013, Posted by Cyberpac in CyberFAQ

To raise or lower the surface of the substrate to give a tactile impression of a logo, tagline or background pattern using metal tooling. Advantages: Branding without the use of another colour High impact, especially on colour PVC Tactile finish Disadvantages: Tooling cost can be…

Week 4 – What is Spot UV?

09 Oct 2013, Posted by Cyberpac in CyberFAQ

A spot UV is a high gloss finish applied to a specific area or print. Advantages: Instant visual impact Creates an impression Adds vibrancy to the colours Professional, polished effect Disadvantages: Can increase lead time Not cost effective on very short runs Considerations: Has less…

Week 3 – What is Foil Blocking?

01 Oct 2013, Posted by Cyberpac in CyberFAQ

The application of coloured foil, to a base substrate using a metal tool. Advantages: Many colours available Metallic and solid colours available Cost effective for short runs Opaque colours work well, ideal for dark materials Disadvantages: Tints and tones not available Image area can be…

Week 2 – What is Digital Printing?

24 Sep 2013, Posted by Cyberpac in CyberFAQ

The application of CMYK inks onto paper or board without the use of printing plates. Advantages: Very low setup cost Quick turn around time Personalisation, every single product can be different Pantone colours sometimes available Disadvantages: Printing on darker substrates can be problematic Not very…

Week 1 – What is Screen Printing?

17 Sep 2013, Posted by Cyberpac in CyberFAQ

Ink is forced through the image area of a screen onto the substrate below. Advantages: Cost effective for short runs Durable, ink doesn’t get damaged Own unique look Can be used on different materials Disadvantages: Not cost effective for long runs Registration between colours can…