When we refer to “printing” we are referring to the technique of silk screening . This process involves using screens and artwork that is “squeegee” screened onto ceramic or glass objects then re-fired in a high temperature tunnel conveyer oven . This “baking process” bonds and amalgamates the ceramic or glass, high fire, non toxic paints to the glass or ceramic promotional item. The final results yield a product that is vibrant and is scratch and dishwasher proof and promotes the clients image on a functional and useful product.
Ad n Art is constantly one step ahead using all the latest and best quality and most vibrant colours and offers a wide assortment of the PMS range.
When we use the term “Deep Etch” we are referring to what is more technically described as “sand blast engraving”.
A powerful air pressure compressor forces fine grain, high quartz content, sand directly onto and into ceramic, steel, or glass products. The products are prepared with a gel template that masks the area where the desired logo is to be literally sand blast “carved” into or engraved into the product. This process although very labor intensive does yields unique and quality results, producing a deep cutting into impression in the metal, glass, or ceramic item.
Ad n Art prides itself in using the latest technology available in masking and deep etch engraving methods to offer our clients the most creative and outstanding appearances.
When we use the term “Diamond Cut” we are referring to what is more technically described as “sand blast engraving” but it also involves an additional step which involves housing and embedding crystals stones accompanying the deep etch impression.
Each crystal has its own carved out setting and is fastened with the latest UV compounds which are not only elegant but dishwasher proof !
A powerful air pressure compressor forces fine grain, with robust quartz content sand, directly onto and into the ceramic, or glass products. The products are prepared with a gel template that masks the area where the desired logo is to be literally sand blast “carved” into or engraved into the product. This process although very labor intensive does yield unique and high quality results, producing a deep cutting into impression in the glass item and accompanying crystal stones within the setting.
Ad n Art prides itself in using the latest technology available in masking and deep etch engraving methods and offers a wide assortment of crystals including the world famous Swarovski crystals to offer our clients the most creative and outstanding appearances.
This unique decoration technique combines the silk screening method with craft crystal glass making moulding, into one process, that yields truly original results. The “raised etch” look, creates a 3D image of the logo that actually raises up off the glass or ceramic surfaces. This unique technique was perfected and created by Ad n Art.
Ad n Art is one of the first companies in the world to combine and incorporate moulded pewter emblems with drink ware . This process of pewter decoration, melting metal into 2 & 3D moulds has a long history going back literally thousands of years. Ad n Art uses state of the art UV technology to attach all emblems to glass and ceramic products that guarantee dishwasher resistance and maintain the integrity and design detail. Often used for military and automotive design logo’s, this ancient decoration technique is still growing in popularity today !
The word decal is really an abbreviated term of what is professionally known as the “Under Glaze” transfer method. The artwork is actually set under a layer of glaze which cover coats the artwork and protects the artwork from dishwasher and scratching. This method has been used by fine pottery and glass manufactures for decades and now with digital processing has made many advances in technical advantages over silk screen printing in recent years. Ideal for complicated and multiple colour or process artworks. Ad N art has for many years been an industry leader in “under glaze transfer application” more commonly known as “decal” application.