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5 6 G R A P H I C S P R O • F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 3 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M A W A R D S & C U S T O M I Z A T I O N The LSINC printer, made for printing directly onto round drinkware. (Image courtesy Marabu) wide variety of drinkware vessels. Most notably, these designs achieve 360-degree full wrap printing with a wide variety of custom effects," Barron says. "Digital UV is quick, instantly cures due to UV LED lamps, eliminates set up steps and waste." UV printing also has a short learning curve, he added. Screen printing is "best suited for print- ing simple graphics and one or two-color logos as registration becomes increasingly difficult with more colors. Long run size jobs are the best fit as there is a lengthy setup process compared to comparable methods, especially digital with multi- color vibrant artwork," Barron says. Screen printing offers limited printing effects and capabilities for short runs and usually requires a larger space to accom- modate the press, he says. e process also has a longer learning curve to become proficient. Bob Keller, president of ink manufac- turer Marabu North America, says that the biggest reason customers will choose screen printing over digital is that they receive an order for more than 500 pieces. In screen printing, the cost per print goes Wood block engraving. (Image courtesy JDS Industries) Jewelry box engraving. (Image courtesy JDS Industries) (Image courtesy Make Your Mark Design) (Image courtesy Make Your Mark Design)

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