The film must be coated right reading, for multicolour prints with register crosses. Colours will be printed according to your colour specifications (Pantone, HKS, RAL). Please consider following for halftone prints: Screen is halftone 40 (40 lines per centimeter), Halftone is between 20 and 80%. Imprints on metal pens are only partly scratch resistant, despite of optimal matching of all imprint components.
The film must be side inverted. Colour specifications (Pantone, HKS, RAL) are required. Please consider following for halftone prints: Screen is halftone 48, (48 lines per centimeter), Halftone is between 20 and 80%. • Minimum line thickness for films (screen- and pad imprint) positive 0,15 mm and negative 0,3 mm. • For screen- and pad-prints according to Pantone, HKS or RAL on coloured barrels please consider that it might be necessary to print white backround (i.e. one printing colour additionally).
The film must be coated right reading. The etching on the surface will appear darkgrey, depending on the underground. Please consider that for each 2.000 pcs. etchings we need one film (e.g. for 10.000 pcs. etchings we need 5 films). • Attention: Maximum line thickness of texts and logos 1,2 mm.
For laser engraving, we need vector files (PDF, Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw [CorelDraw up to Version 11.0]), so that an optimal engraving result can be achieved. The printed text contained texts must be converted to paths to avoid problems with fonts.
Here's a picture showing imprint using digital printing to a carrier film. This film is then applied in hot embossing on the barrel of the pen. The data for the production of film and high resolution images should be created in CMYK. Special colors can not be printed. Please note that the data must be created in the size 89 x 40,4 mm. Please consider that the foiling procedure requires a trimming of 3 mm on the right and left side of the barrel. The visible range on the pen corresponding to 83 x 40,4 mm.
In this procedure, the logo is printed directly on the ballpoint pen and is used with our Crest models (on the clip) and Tri-Star (on clip and barrel). Digital printing is particularly suitable for multi-color logos and color gradients. The colors are converted into CMYK and therefore can differ slightly from the Pantone datas.
We prefer vector files (Pdf, Adobe Illustrator CC), so that optimum images can be achieved. The templates can be enlarged and reduced without loss of quality. The printed text contained texts must be converted to paths to avoid problems with fonts. Files that can be used as well, are pixel files (Photoshop). Please make sure that the print image corresponding to high resolution (minimum 600 dpi) or the printed image is larger than the issued printsize, in order to guarantee a clean printed image.