Printing Processes

Screen Printing, Pad printing, Embossing, Dye Sublimation - getting confused yet. Have no fear. Our printing guru's explain all the different printing processes that we use everyday. Were passionate about our printing processes and don't mind getting technical - Give us a call if you want to know more because we could talk about this all day! It gets a bit heavy so we will try and keep it short and sweet. All you know is that some of our promotional products offer more than one option depending on your artwork or logo, while with others we are limited to specific printing processes. We will let you know exactly what type of process can be used on your Promotional items or clothing and will ensure your Brand or Artwork gets printed looking top notch.

Screen Printing

  • Promotional Pens
  • Promo Mugs
  • Promo T-Shirts
  • SportsWear

Screen Printing is a common options on lots of our promotional products and apparel. Essentially it involves the creation of a Silk or Fabric Screen, similar in many ways to a stencil. The ink to be applied is wiped over the 'Screen' passing through the unblocked areas and decorating the product. Each colour that is applied is done so with an entirely new screen. This is the reason for multiple 'Screen' or 'Origination' charges on our Promotional Products with more than one colour. You have to remember that printing with screens is a tricky business, one slip or misalignment and its all over. Screen Printing is best suited to flat and curved shapes - promotional drinks bottles, mugs and promo pens. Screen printing is also suitable for promo T-Shirts, Hoodies, SportsWear and other garments, with the use of special inks.

Pad Printing

  • Pens
  • Beach Balls
  • Toys
  • Stress Toys
  • Balloons
  • Golf Balls

Pad Printing is pretty self explanatory, in fact you have probably done it before yourself with potatoes at school. Essentially we use a debossed outline of your design, which is covered in ink and pressed onto your promotional product. Its generally not the fastest printing method but is pretty handy at getting your design on objects which have a complicated 3D shapes. It doesnt matter if the surface is curved or uneven, we can still produce a quality printed version of your logo or artwork. Often pad printing is limited to 1-2 colours, and imprint areas are normally fairly small but its an essential process, especially for those tricky stress toys or some of our more fragile items.

If you need help, give us a shout, 08 12345678 or email. We love talking about your ideas!


  • Promo BaseBall Caps
  • Bucket Hats
  • Polo Shirts
  • Business Shirts

Embroidery is our go to option on most clothing items. It adds quality and longevity to your Logo and up to 12 Colours are included as standard. Embroidery is the process of stitching a design into a garment, whether it be a high end business shirt or a giveaway beanie. Your logo is digitized into a pattern which acts as a road map for the multiple needles and threads which sow your design. Seeing these machines work is mesmerizing, we can and have just watched for hours! The speed and detail is phenomenal. But, as always the success is in the preparation. We don's skimp on anything here at PromoMate and only use the highest quality and most experienced digitizers to make sure your Brand looks great. Every time.

Dye Sublimation

  • Promo T-Shirts
  • Stubby Holders
  • Flags
  • Mugs
  • Lanyards
  • Mouse Mats

Dye Sublimation is a pretty neat trick. It gives a spectacular full colour finish and is suitable for even the most complex artworks. We know you will be impressed. The process itself works on a variety of materials although hard substrates such as fiberglass, ceramics and metals need a special coating before undergoing the printing process. Sublimation ink is pretty special in that it has the ability to convert from solid to gas without going through a liquid stage! The whole process is controlled by heat and pressure to ensure that your promotional item comes out looking its best. Beacuse the dye is bonded to the substrate at the molecular level, rather than applied on the surface of the item (such as with Screen or Pad Printing) the print itself will not crack or peel from the substrate and fading from washing is dramatically reduced . Give a call today and find out how we can make your artwork standout with this awesome printing process.

Embossing/Debossing & Foil Stamping

  • Diary's
  • Conference Folders
  • Compendiums
  • Belts
  • Leather Products
  • Business Cards

Embossing and Debossing - these two get everyone confused but are awesome processes, sure to give your promotional or corporate gift that executive look. Embossing is when a hot metal plate or stamp in the shape of your brand is used to push a raised area out of your items surface, giving a striking 3D effect. Debossing, as you can probably guess is the opposite. A hot metal plate in the shape of your logo or artwork is used to depress a stamp from the surface of the product. Giving a indented mark on the item in the shape of your artwork. Both give an equally impressive finish and even when left in the native colour of the material look great. However PromoMate can go one step further giving your brand the edge with Foil Stamping. Essentially at the small time the Embossing or Debossing is completed we can add Foil to the hotplate, which transfers onto your finished 3D print. Leaving a professional looking Gold and Silver design that's so posh it will knock your promotional socks off!