Printing Processes

Screen printing

Screen printing is a process that involves forcing ink through a finely woven mesh onto a chosen material. A mesh made of metal, textile or plastic strands serves as the printing plate. To produce a printed image, the woven mesh holds the image by using a film that is coated onto the mesh. After appropriate exposure the coating is rinsed from the unexposed areas. During the printing process, ink is pressed through these open areas of mesh using a squeegee.

Among other advantages, the main benefits of screen printing are the high coating thicknesses with which the colour can be applied. This opens the door to a whole range of special colours, special vanishes and special pigments.


Flexography (often abbreviated to flexo) is a form of printing process which utilises a flexible relief plate. It is essentially a modern version of letterpress printing which can be used for printing on almost any type of substrate, including plastic, metallic films, cellophane, and paper. It is widely used for printing on the non-porous substrates required for various types of food packaging (it is also well suited for printing large areas of solid colour).

Digital printing

Unlike other printing processes such as offset printing, digital printing requires no films or plates allowing each sheet to be printed differently (NIP = non-impact printing). Also referred to as direct digital printing (DDP) this process enables personalised printing to be carried out. Besides this, multi-paged documents with a variety of changing texts can be printed in the correct order instantly without changing the printing plate.
We produce printed products using the latest equipment from the fields digital plate printing and large-format printing, as well as the narrow web sector (roll to roll) using the Piezo inkjet (eco-solvent inks or UV-inks) digital printing technique. As a result, we are able to satisfy almost every need.

Dye-sublimation printing

Dye-sublimation printing is a thermal process that sees special inks being transferred in a mirror image onto the surface of a special substrate. After being printed, high temperatures and corresponding pressure convert the inks from a solid to a gaseous state enabling them to penetrate the surface of the material being printed.
The printing process is ideal for one-offs and small batches. It is also possible, however, for series production with personalised subjects to be carried out economically with dye-sublimation printing.

Thermal transfer printing

Thermal transfer printing is a digital printing process that involves guiding a special, temperature-sensitive colour-coated ribbon between the printed surface and a thermal print head which consists of hundreds of computer-controlled heating elements that are responsible for transferring the print. If a thermal element is triggered and its head heated, the colour layer in the ribbon melts and this is transferred to the material being printed. The material’s smooth surface ensures excellent colour printing and precise print quality.