Printing allows the
customer to put his company logo along with other pertinent company and product
information on any of JIT Components enclosure systems. Pad Printing and Screen
Printing are the major types offered by JIT Components.
All products on the market today are decorated in one way or another. A company
must put its name and address on the product as well as product identification and
information. JIT Components offers the customer an alternative to high cost labels. A
customer can print as many colors on as many sides of any enclosure that he desires.
Printing eliminates the worry of crooked, misplaced labels. The printed product looks
exactly like you designed it.
The customer would provide JIT Components with film, right reading emulsion down, or
artwork. Artwork can either be hard copy or computer generated file. If desired the
customer can have JIT Components develop the artwork for them at an additional
charge. In this case, all artwork and film output will be submitted to the customer for
approval before making plates.
Printing requires a one-time engineering fee to cover plate charges and any special
fixtures or jigs that need to be made. There will also be a recurring setup fee for every
run of the job to cover putting the print job on the machine and setting up to print the
part. Finally there is a charge per piece for each housing or enclosure that is printed.
Pad printing is a printing process that can transfer a 2-D image onto a 3-D object. This
is accomplished using an indirect offset (gravure) printing process that involves an
image being transferred from the cliché via a silicone pad onto a substrate. Pad printing
is used for printing on otherwise impossible products in many industries including
medical, automotive, promotional, apparel, and electronic objects, as well as
appliances, sports equipment and toys. It can also be used to deposit functional
materials such as conductive inks, adhesives, dyes and lubricants.
Physical changes within the ink film both on the cliché and on the pad allow it to leave
the etched image area in favor of adhering to the pad, and to subsequently release
from the pad in favor of adhering to the substrate.
The unique properties of the silicone pad enable it to pick the image up from a flat
plane and transfer it to a variety of surfaces, such as flat, cylindrical, spherical,
compound angles, textures, concave, or convex surfaces.
We decorate a wide variety of products such as instrument panels, cases, boxes,
control panels, bezels and machined parts. We make sure you put your best foot
forward to ensure that the first impression you make on your customers is a lasting one!
Screen printing is a printing technique that uses a woven mesh to support an ink-blocking stencil.
The attached stencil forms open areas of mesh that transfer ink or other printable materials which can be pressed through the mesh as a sharp-edged image onto a substrate. A fill blade or squeegee is moved across the screen stencil, forcing or pumping ink into the mesh openings for transfer by capillary action during the squeegee stroke. Basically, it is the process of using a stencil to apply ink onto another material.
Screen Printing services can be used a number of ways – whether that's to
manufacture ID products or to decorate and put the finishing touches on important
industrial components. Not only can you produce these items quickly and at a great
value - but it also affords you the added benefit of clear, crisp and exciting images that
are durable, flexible and long lasting.
Screen Printing offers unmatched durability and flexibility while presenting images that
are crisp, clear and colorful. The process involves laying down a thicker layer of ink
coating which makes the product more resistant to the sun and other outdoor elements.
It also survives the wear and tear that can be accumulated through cleaning agents and
chemicals. This means that screen printed materials can thrive in challenging
Printing can be on a wide range of materials, including aluminum, stainless steel,
polycarbonates, lexan, mylar, foils and more. Even once the printing process is done,
we can offer you a variety of enhancements that can make your product look as sleek,
detailed and professional as possible.