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Raised & Recessed Surface Printing

Decorating raised or recessed areas is no problem at Unique Assembly & Decorating, because we have a variety of product decorating options to choose from. For simple marking of raised areas on plastic parts, we would most likely use hot stamping to tip the raised area with a reflective or pigmented foil. If the raised area is curved or when the area is recessed, then pad printing is typically the better option. Depending on the specifics of your project, we’ll help you decide the best decorating option that will provide the best results.

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Printing & Decorating Options

Raised & recessed surface printing & decorating options include:

Hot Stamping

Hot stamping (or foil stamping) is a dry process that uses heat and pressure to transfer reflective metallic foil and high gloss opaque colored foil to the part. It is also the process used to decorate raised areas and is also known as tipping. In this process, the pigment or metallic foil is transferred to raised letters or a raised area of a plastic part.

Because hot stamping is a dry process (unlike screen printing or pad printing), decorated parts can easily be bulk packed on-line with fewer concerns about damage to the decorated image -- this can save on packaging and handling costs. Polypropylene and polyethylene parts can typically be hot stamped without pretreatment which provides cost savings over pad printing and screen printing.

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Pad Printing

Unique Assembly & Decorating offers custom pad printing services also known as custom tampo printing or pad transfer printing. Of our product printing services, pad printing is the most versatile process that we offer. As a leading pad printing company, we provide a full array of pad printing services – single color, in-line multicolor pad printing (up to 5-color spot color and 4-color process), rotational pad printing, multiple locational pad printing, and automation for high volume pad printing projects.

We can print nearly any rigid shape including parts that are flat, round, concave, or convex.  Using both conventional and UV inks, pad printing is compatible with nearly all rigid material – including plastic, glass, metal, wood, ceramics, and most painted or coated surfaces. We are able to work with customers who would like a custom design, and we have the capability to handle large quantity orders with quick turnaround time.

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Unique Assembly is able to print or decorate nearly any rigid surface – flat or cylindrical, concave or convex, raised or recessed, and painted or coated surfaces.

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We have the capabilities to work with companies across the US and are excited to work with you on your upcoming project!

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Unique Assembly & Decorating, Inc.
2550 Wisconsin Ave,
Downers Grove, IL 60515