printing techniques for pens, mugs & notebooks
Tampo/Pad print is particularly suitable for printing on variously shaped or structured objects. We therefore use this printing method for branding our ball pen clips.
- - Best suited to print on curved objects
- - Also for printing on small parts
- - Multicolour prints possible
Tampo/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.
High Definition PrintMore
High Definition Print
This unique digital direct print convinces by its brilliance, colour and feel.
- - Incomparable 3D effect
- - Realisation of complex colour gradients
- - Accurate reproduction of photo-realistic themes
- - Reproduction of countless colours
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 as you have never seen and felt before.
Only senator® offers you this unique combination of brilliant High Definition Print and stylish ball pen designs. You have the choice of 7 different model groups for your advertising campaign.
Bridge, Liberty, Challenger, Super Hit, New Spring and Big Pen
Barrel print 360°More
Barrel Print 360°
When it comes to printing a very large area, the Barrel Print 360° is the first choice.
- - Eye-catching results
- - Large print area
- - High register accuracy
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° PlusMore
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.
- - Palpable 3D surface
- - Accentuation of selected elements
- - Large printing area
- - Solid tone prints possible
The lacquer layer substitutes one colour of the 360° Barrel Print and can be combined with prints of up to 4 colours.
Digital clip / cap printMore
Digital Clip Print / Digital Cap Print
Our Digital Clip Print is the perfect solution to apply multicoloured 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 a plastic clip.
- - Print to the edge of the clip possible
- - Realisation of colour gradients
- - Also suitable for a photo-realistic theme
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.
Laser Engraving Print
A very elegant branding method on metal surfaces is laser engraving. Logos or messages are very accurately and permanently worked into the metal surface.
- - A high class and modest result
- - Strong with fine lines
- - Also suitable for single names
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.
The surfaces of our metal pens are refined by varnishes, 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.
- - Lasts on varnished surfaces
- - Brilliant colours
senator® metal print is a screen printing process whereby an extra hardening step is added in order to achieve a long-lasting print result.
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.
- - Sensational in price
- - Impressively fast
- - Striking large print area
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 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 halftone print we realise your ideas on our senator® mugs.
- - Endless variety
- - Strong with halftone prints
- - Nearly perfect with colour gradients
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.
Do you want to really shine with your brand? Then the senator® Pics products are the perfect choice for you.
- - High colour variety and brilliance
- - Photorealistic prints possible
- - Available from 36 pieces
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.
Sandblasting is a very stylish way to brand a mug. This branding you can feel.
- - Striking tactile results
- - Perfect for coloured mugs
- - Provides depth and structure
With the sandblasting method, we grind the design directly into the surface giving the logo depth and structure.
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.
- - Supremely customisable
- - Eye-catching results
- - Very effective in combination with sandblasting
senator® Colour 4U is a special method whereby the mug is sprayed with the colour of your choice before kiln firing.
Flexible surfaces such as the outer pages of senator paper books or our leather case can be discreetly and permanently individualised with blind embossing. This type of finishing requires no colour at all and is therefore particularly noble.
- - Understated quality
- - 3D effect
- - Gives company logos real impact
The logo is permanently embossed into the material using heat and pressure with the help of a stamp.
Tampo Print Note books / Gift casesMore
TampoPrint Note / Case
The fine surface structures of our paper books and cases place high demands on the durability of the printing ink. In order to guarantee good adhesion and abrasion resistance on these products, we offer our "Tampo Print Note".
- - Holds on structured surfaces
- - Brilliant colours
We use a Tampo print with special inks. On our books we can print monochrome in white and black.