The different printing processes of custom drinkware

  • Sep 23, 2022

The different printing processes of custom drinkware

For any company with customized services, the quality of printing services is undoubtedly one of the criteria for measuring a company's quality.

However, having a preliminary understanding of the printing process or process is a skill that every business person or purchasing person needs to have. Follow our footsteps to gradually understand custom craftsmanship.

The difference between industrial printing colors and ordinary colors

What is CMYK?

Generally, our full-color printing adopts CMYK printing's four-color mode. Using the color mixing principle of the three primary colors of the colorant, plus black ink, a total of four colors are mixed and superimposed to form the so-called "full-color printing". The four standard colors are C: Cyan; M: Magenta; Y: Yellow; K: Black. Although some literature explains that the K here should be Key Color (positioning registration color), it is actually the same as the positioning used in plate making. It is said that the concept of copying is confusing. The abbreviation here uses the last letter K instead of the initial B to avoid confusion with Blue.

cmyk color

What is RGB?

RGB is probably easier to remember. It stands for Red, Green, and Blue. It’s the color system that is the standard for digital design. It is used on computer screens, televisions, and mobile and tablet devices. One unique detail about RGB: when you combine the colors, you get white, the opposite of what you get with CMYK.


Does digital printing use CMYK or RGB?

Now that you have a clear understanding of the difference between CMYK and RGB, it’s not a surprise to learn that digital printers use CMYK. When you are preparing your digital files, they are usually designed in RGB by default. You would have to convert them to CMYK. This is usually done in programs like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. CMYK is the only way we can create a continual field of colors when printing media.



Different printing processes

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1. Full-Color Digital Printing (UV printing)

UV printing is a highly reliable process. UV inks can be considered environmentally friendly because they do not pose the problem of volatile organic component (VOC) solvent evaporation. Present your content on the drinkware with UV light drying, and curing ink.


Color printing is the color reproduction of an image or text. Any natural scene or color photograph can be optically and physiologically dissected into the three basic colors, red, green, and blue, with roughly the same amount evoking the perception of white, and varying proportions evoking the visual perception of all other colors. The additive combination of any two primary colors in roughly equal proportions produces the perception of a secondary color.


Full-color printing is suitable for the following situations and features


1. It is suitable for patterns with more and more complex colors. If there is no Pantone color card number, there will be a color difference, which is more obvious.

2. If there is no gradient color pattern, it can also be printed in spot color if there is a Pantone color card number. If there is no color card number, the color matching can be matched. It is suitable for various shapes of items and can be printed in full coverage.


3. Can be done on acrylic, ABS, PP, resin, and stainless steel.



2. Laser Engraving

Pattern engraving on cups by laser engraver


Laser engraving is a printing method with good stability, which can clearly show the desired effect. At the same time, the efficiency of laser engraving is very high, which greatly saves time and cost.


3. Silk Screen Printing

Make a screen plate with the logo in advance, add ink through the screen printing machine, and print the pattern on the cup.


The screen printing process is also known as the screen printing process, screen printing is the main printing method in stencil printing. Modern screen printing technology uses photosensitive materials to make screen printing plates by means of photolithography.


As the most popular printing method, silk screen printing has characteristics unmatched by other methods. On the one hand, its printing speed is fast, which greatly improves the delivery time of customized products. On the other hand, the cost of single printing is more affordable, which is also the main reason why most merchants prefer it. While possessing these characteristics, the logo can also specify the PMS Pantone color number to achieve the perfect realization of real customization.



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