We offer both single colour screen printing, and up to full colour transfer printing, onto our compressed cellulose sponges.
Customers are required to provide the final artwork, ideally as an editable PDF file.
The above colours are for illustrative purposes only.
We try to ensure that the above inks are always in stock but please contact us to check availability.
Other colours are available & charged at cost. Typical charges are approx £30.00p for a tester pot & £60.00p for a 1ltr tin. Please note that beige sponge will make ink colours look slightly darker.
Minimum text size for screen printed sponges is 12pt bold. Some finer fonts may need to be increased in size. The maximum print area for compressed flat sponges is generally 10mm from each edge of the sponge. The maximum print area for compressed lateral sponges is as follows;
|S3 x 35mm sponge. Print area = 90mm wide x 30mm high
Sponge size approx 120 x 5 x 35mm compressed & 135 x 95 x 36mm expanded
|S3 x 30mm sponge. Print area = 90mm wide x 25mm high
Sponge size approx 120 x 5 x 30mm compressed & 135 x 95 x 31mm expanded
|S1 x 35mm sponge. Print area = 60mm wide x 30mm high
Sponge size approx 90 x 4 x 35mm compressed & 105 x 80 x 36mm expanded
|S1 x 30mm sponge. Print area = 60mm wide x 25mm high
Sponge size approx 90 x 4 x 30mm compressed & 105 x 80 x 31mm expanded
|Other compressed lateral sponge sizes are available.|
Cellulose sponges are printed on one side only. For a one colour print we recommend screen printing. For more colours we recommend transfer printing.
The benefits of transfer printing include:
Images can be printed up to full colour.
No screen charges apply. Multiple images can be produced for a single order.
Images can reach to the edge of the sponge & even bleed off the edge if required.
Finer detail and smaller text than screen printing can be achieved with transfer printing.
Transfer printed samples can be quickly produced, & with minimal cost, if pre production samples are required.
We can transfer print the following types of sponge;
Compressed Lateral / stick sponges (S1 & S3 sizes). Beige only.
Compressed flat sponges, 15, 20, 25 & 35mm thick (when expanded). Beige or white.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.