Today’s Presenter: Mike Voss
Screen Printing:     The Ins & Outs ofMetal and Flexible Materials
Today’s Webinar• Screen Print Industry• Market Overview• Processes• Substrates
Screen Printing Industry  • What is screen printing?
Screen Printing Industry• How to screen print
Industry Trade Association
Industry Overview 1500 Nameplate &Label Manufacturers
Industry Overview• Approximately 25% produce metal nameplates• 10% produce both metal & flexible products
Market Overview
Market Segments    Other (Printers)                            28     Manufacturing                              28.4Telec...
Market Drivers•   Branding•   Product Identification•   Health & Safety Needs•   Decoration•   Tracking
Market Applications•   Business Cards / Invitations•   Point of Purchase•   Asset Tags•   Warning Labels•   Nameplates
Process Overview
Adhesive Application• Laminating• Adhesive Options
Screen Printing vs. Digital Printing• Comparisons• Advantages• Applications
Screen Printing vs. Digital Printing Screen Printing       Digital Printing 1) Color matching     1) 4-color 2) Setup time...
Embossing/Forming
Doming
Numbering / Bar Coding     QR Codes
Decorating Overview      • Mechanical Finishes      • Diamond Cutting           • 4 Color Process                         ...
Why Is Tooling Important?•   In-house vs. Outsourced•   Turnaround Time•   Lead Time Impact•   Steel Rule vs. Hard Tool   ...
Material Overview
Metal Substrates•Aluminum•Stainless Steel•Brass
Flexible Substrates• Polycarbonate• Vinyl• Polyester• Polystyrene• Foil
Metal Advantages• Expanded Decorating Capabilities   • Outdooor Applications• Product Image Enhancement• Chemical Resistance
"Somewhere out there is a bullet with yourcompanys name on it. Somewhere out there is acompetitor, unborn and unknown, tha...
Questions & Answers
Screen Printing: The Ins & Outs of Metal & Flexible Materials
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  • Machinery, Appliances, Warning Signage, Instructionsurtion
  • GPI: Total of 78 members (56 corporate & 22 associate)
  • Show nameplates ID tags, asset tags, POP examples
  • Chemical resistance, UV resistance, cost difference metal and flexibleDecorating advantages – using metal as decorative element – embossing , forming etc show examples of metal parts
  • Screen Printing: The Ins & Outs of Metal & Flexible Materials

    1. 1. Today’s Presenter: Mike Voss
    2. 2. Screen Printing: The Ins & Outs ofMetal and Flexible Materials
    3. 3. Today’s Webinar• Screen Print Industry• Market Overview• Processes• Substrates
    4. 4. Screen Printing Industry • What is screen printing?
    5. 5. Screen Printing Industry• How to screen print
    6. 6. Industry Trade Association
    7. 7. Industry Overview 1500 Nameplate &Label Manufacturers
    8. 8. Industry Overview• Approximately 25% produce metal nameplates• 10% produce both metal & flexible products
    9. 9. Market Overview
    10. 10. Market Segments Other (Printers) 28 Manufacturing 28.4Telecommunications 3.3 Appliance 2.6 Electronics 16.2 Medical 16.8 Automotive 4.7 By Percent 0 10 20 30
    11. 11. Market Drivers• Branding• Product Identification• Health & Safety Needs• Decoration• Tracking
    12. 12. Market Applications• Business Cards / Invitations• Point of Purchase• Asset Tags• Warning Labels• Nameplates
    13. 13. Process Overview
    14. 14. Adhesive Application• Laminating• Adhesive Options
    15. 15. Screen Printing vs. Digital Printing• Comparisons• Advantages• Applications
    16. 16. Screen Printing vs. Digital Printing Screen Printing Digital Printing 1) Color matching 1) 4-color 2) Setup time 2) Digital Art 3) Ink Options 3) Ink limitations 4) More Time 4) Less Time 5) Metal & Flexible 5) Flexible
    17. 17. Embossing/Forming
    18. 18. Doming
    19. 19. Numbering / Bar Coding QR Codes
    20. 20. Decorating Overview • Mechanical Finishes • Diamond Cutting • 4 Color Process STRAIGHT LINESELECTIVE TWO DIRECTIONAL SPIN FINISH BRUSH
    21. 21. Why Is Tooling Important?• In-house vs. Outsourced• Turnaround Time• Lead Time Impact• Steel Rule vs. Hard Tool  Volume  Tolerances  Budget
    22. 22. Material Overview
    23. 23. Metal Substrates•Aluminum•Stainless Steel•Brass
    24. 24. Flexible Substrates• Polycarbonate• Vinyl• Polyester• Polystyrene• Foil
    25. 25. Metal Advantages• Expanded Decorating Capabilities • Outdooor Applications• Product Image Enhancement• Chemical Resistance
    26. 26. "Somewhere out there is a bullet with yourcompanys name on it. Somewhere out there is acompetitor, unborn and unknown, that will renderyour strategy obsolete. You cant dodge the bullet– youre going to have to shoot first. Youre going to have to out-innovate the innovators.“ — Gary Hamel
    27. 27. Questions & Answers

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