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Stadium Way
Harlow
Essex
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Branding Methods

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senator® ball pens and mugs offer a great variety of branding options. Which are the ones best suited for your project? Below list outlines the strengths of the various branding methods we use.

Would you like to learn more? Don’t hesitate. Contact us

 

Ball pens

Mugs

 
Xtreme Branding Sublimation print  
High Definition Print Direct print  
Screen print Transfer print  
Tampo/Pad print Sand blasting  
Barrel print 360° Colour 4U  
Barrel print 360° Plus Glossy Impression  
Digital Clip Print    
Laser engraving    
Metal print    

 


 

 

Xtreme Branding Print

Achieve instant impact with our UK based Xtreme branding print; ideal for intricate logos and precise replication of photographic imagery. senator®’s Xtreme branding is printed by our UK in-house skilled specialist printers and is the industry favoured full wrap print for brands looking for impeccable print quality that is guaranteed to last the lifetime of our pens.


Strengths:

  • Premium wraps
  • Full 360° coverage
  • Quick lead times
  • Printed in the UK


Technology:

Xtreme branding print is a special heat transfer printing process whereby the barrel of a ball pen is printed before assembly. This way we can apply a full 360° wrap around the barrel and even underneath the clip.


Models:

Only senator® offers you this unique combination of impeccable print quality and precise replication of photographic imagery.

Applicable on:

Liberty Polished (white only)
Liberty Basic
Liberty Mix & match (white barrel only)
Liberty Basic SG
Super Hit Polished (white only)
Super Hit Basic
Super Hit Mix & Match (white barrel only)
Super Hit Basic SG


 

High Definition Print

The world-wide unique digital direct print convinces by its brilliance, colour and feel.

Strengths:

  • Incomparable 3D effect
  • Realisation of complex colour gradients
  • Accurate reproduction of photo-realistic themes
  • Reproduction of countless colours


Technology:

This printing method delivers a surface like a steel engraved business card on a promotional pen. Instead of a simple, yet absolutely flat image as common print technologies, the senator® high definition print enables a brand experience like you have never seen and felt before.

Models:

Only senator® offers you this unique combination of brillant High Definition Print and stylish ball pen designs.
You have the choice among 7 different model groups for your advertising campaign. 

Bridge
Liberty
Challenger
Super Hit
New Spring
Centrix
Big Pen


 

 

 

Screen print

Whenever it comes to branding our ball pen barrels or flat clips for us at senator® screen print is the branding method of our choice. 
The colours used allow a nearly exact reproduction of your corporate colours. 

 

Strengths:

  • Particularly sharp-edged prints
  • Large areas printable
  • Very precise register accuracy for multi-colour prints

 

Technology:

Screenprint is a direct print process whereby ink is pressed through a mesh onto the ball pen. This process allows a very even ink application.


 

 

 

Tampo/Pad print

Pad print is particularly suitable for printing on variously shaped or surface structured objects. We therefore use this printing method for branding our ball pen clips. 

 

Strengths:

  • Best suited to print on curved objects
  • Also for printing on small parts
  • Multi colour  prints possible

 

Technology:

Pad print is an indirect print method whereby ink is transferred  from the cliché via an elastic pad onto the surface to be printed. The result is a very even print on curved objects. 


 

 

Barrel print 360°

When it comes to printing all around our cylindrical barrels to use a very large area the Barrel Print 360° is first choice.

 

Strengths:

  • Eye-catching results
  • Large print area
  • High register accuracy

Technology:

Senator® 360° barrel print is a special screen printing process whereby the barrel of a ball pen is printed before assembly. This way we can print all around the barrel and even underneath the clip.


 

Barrel print 360° plus

 

Barrel print 360° Plus

360° Barrel Print Plus is the evolution of our 360° Barrel Print. Here we add an additional lacquer layer onto the print for a shiny and palpable effect.

 

Strengths:

  • Palpable 3D surface
  • Accentuation of selected elements
  • Large printing area
  • Solid tone prints possible

Technology:

The lacquer layer substitutes one colour of the 360° Barrel Print and can be combined with prints of up to 4 colours.

 

More information:

Barrel print 360° Plus flyer


 

 

 

 

Digital clip print / digital cap print

Our Digital Clip Print is the perfect solution to apply multi coloured prints on the clips of our ball pens.
With this method we also place logos very effectively onto the cap of our Liberty models with plastic clip.

Strengths:

  • Print to the edge of the clip possible
  • Realisation of colour gradients
  • Also suitable for photo-realistic theme


Technology:

The digital print uses the CMYK colour printing process to mix all colours from the basic four. For prints on coloured clips we apply
an extra layer in white underneath the print.


Models:

Liberty
Bridge
Challenger
Super Hit
Dart
Nature Plus
Signer Liner

 

More information:

Digital clip & cap print flyer


 

 

Laser engraving

A very elegant branding method on metal surfaces is a laser engraving. Logos or messages are very accurately and permanently worked into the metal surface. 

 

Strengths:

  • A high class and modest result
  • Strong with fine lines
  • Also suitable for single names

 

Technology:

For our laser engraving we use a high precision computer-controlled laser to engrave the surface of our writing instruments and thus expose the metal layer underneath.


 

Metal Print

Metal Print

The surfces of our metal pens are refined by varnishs, lacquers or other surface coatings. In order to achieve a good bonding of the ink and wear resistance on these surfaces we use our special Metal Print method.

 

Strengths:

  • Lasts on varnished surfaces
  • Brilliant colours

 


Technology:

Senator® metal print is a screen printing process whereby an extra hardening step is added in order to achieve a long lasting print result. 


 

 

Sublimation

Do you want to really shine with your brand? 
Then the senator® Pics products are the perfect choice for you.

 

Strengths:

  • High colour variety and brilliance
  • Photorealistic prints possible
  • Already available at 36 pieces


Technology:

The sublimation print is an indirect print process during which the print motif is printed on a paper transfer paper first which then is fixed to a specially coated mug. Heat and pressure transfer the print colours onto the high gloss surface mug in one single step. This saves time and money.


Models:

Only senator® offers this unique combination of large-scale sublimation prints and stylish mug designs. You have a choice of nine different mug designs to carry your effective promotional message.

Pics One
Pics Two
Pics Classic
Pics Elite
Pics Elite Inside
Pics Cosmos
Pics Amity
Pics Solid
Pics Sweep


 

Direct Print

If you are looking for multi coloured prints at low cost the senator Direct Print is just the right choice. The motive is printed directly onto the mug. This saves time and money. For an impressive look at a low price.

 
Strengths:

  • Sensational in price
  • Impressively fast
  • Striking large print area   

 

Technology:

With the Direct Print method we apply the ink directly onto the mug. This saves time and money. Many of our mug models are suited for up to 4-colour prints, for some models two or three colours are possible. Direct Print is applicable for many print designs but there are some exceptions.  We will be happy to evaluate your logo prior to printing to make sure this print method is best suited for your project.


 

Transfer Print

Transfer print is the printing method of our choice when it comes to variety. The options are diverse: Starting from a discreet handle print all the way to a large area half tone  print we realise your ideas on our senator® mugs.

 

Strengths:

  • Endless variety
  • Strong with half tone prints
  • Nearly perfect with colour gradients

 

Technology:

Transfer print is a printing method whereby we first print the design on a label to be applied onto the mug in a second step. During the firing process the colour combines with the mug surface, the label dissolves up to a small edge around the print design. 


 

Sand Blasting

Sand Blasting

Sandblasting is a very stylish way to brand a mug. This branding you can feel.

 

Strengths:

  • Striking tactile results
  • Perfect for coloured mugs
  • Provides depth and structure

 

Technology:

With the sandblasting method we grind the design direct into the surface giving the logo depth and structure.


 

Colour 4U

Name your requested colour and we will dye the outside of your mug to your requirements. This is possible for all white porcelain and stoneware mugs in our senator® range except for our tableware sets.
 

Strengths:

  • Supremely customisable
  • Eye-catching results
  • Very effective in combination with sandblasting



Technology:

Senator® Colour 4U is a special method whereby the mug is sprayed with the colour of your choice before kiln firing.


 

 

Glossy Impression

With this special branding method we treat the frosted glass surface with a special lacquer. This makes the surface clear transparent again resulting in an eye-catching contrast of transparent and frosted surfaces.

 

Strengths:

  • Eye-catching effect
  • Subtle and harmonious
  • For small and large area prints