Full color printing has gained immense popularity in the printing industry, making it one of the most common professional photo printing methods suppliers use. Read on to find out why we love using full-color photo printing when custom-branding your wallet USB Cards.
In this article:
- Gradient Colors Can be Printed
- Edge-to-Edge Printing is Possible
- Printing on Edges, Corners, Crevices, and Uneven Services Can be Done
4 Reasons Why You Should Use Full Color Printing
1. Gradient Colors Can be Printed
What makes full color printing better than traditional printing methods is it can print complicated logos, including those with gradient and/or blended colors. Silkscreen printing and the like only allow solid colors to be printed, limiting the design of your items.
Figure 1 illustrates the power of full color printing by comparing the same logo printed on a wallet USB card using: a) Full color printing and b) Silk screen printing. Notice that using full color printing allows the ‘shine’ effect of the gold color to be printed, giving it a more realistic look, as opposed to silkscreen printing, which can only print solid colors.
2. Edge-to-Edge Printing is Possible
Full color photo printing also allows your artwork to be printed “edge-to-edge”. This means that photos can be printed on the entire surface of both sides of the USB card, which results in a print with no visible border. Ultimately, aesthetically appealing images and designs can be printed through this option, producing high-quality products.
Figure 2 shows a few examples of wallet USB cards printed for our clients. Notice that the artwork can cover the entire surface of the card, including the area where the USB chip pops out from.
Figure 2: Full-color printing allows graphics to be printed all the way to the edges of the card resulting in no visible border.
3. Printing on Edges, Corners, Crevices, and Uneven Surfaces Can be Done
A benefit of edge-to-edge printing is that the image can be printed even if the logo falls over non-contiguous surfaces (e.g. the USB chip pop-out area).
Figure 3 gives an example of a logo which not only falls over the chip area but continues over the edges of the USB chip pop-out. The black lines correspond to the wallet USB card template. One may think that because this logo is a solid color, it could be printed using silk screen printing. Unfortunately, silk screen printing cannot print this artwork because screen printing requires a continuous, unperturbed surface. However, this logo can be printed easily with full-color printing.
Figure 3: An artwork with a logo that falls over the edges of the USB pop out of a USB card. Full-color printing can be easily employed to print this artwork.
Full-color photo printing is the fastest printing method we use to customize USB cards. Conventional printing methods such as silkscreen printing require each color to be prepared separately and applied manually one at a time on each wafer USB, making the printing process intensive and time-consuming.
With full-color photo printing, all colors are printed simultaneously on a USB card by mixing a few fundamental colors, just like a regular printer in your home or office. Thus, the artwork can be quickly replicated on many units in a high throughput process. Imagine printing the same image using a state-of-the-art office printer, but instead of printing on paper, you are printing on plastic USB cards. This is how full-color photo printing services work. They are FAST!
We use professional photo printing to ensure the high quality of the images on your USB wallet cards. This also speeds up our process and turnaround times, so if you have an urgent deadline, fill out this form and one of our sales representatives will be in touch right away! As long as there is enough time for the courier service (e.g. DHL or FedEx) to pick up your package from us and deliver it to you, we can meet your deadline. Almost all orders can be handed to the courier within 24 hours after your order is confirmed.
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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on November 28, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.