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Laser/Rotary Engraving vs Screen Printing vs sublimation


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Looking at doing something to my bottles besides sticker styled labels and originally had thought about getting them screen printed. When I got my quote to screen print the bottles it was expensive enough to look into doing it all in house. Semi automated would be preferred, but before I go the printing route I figured I should look into other options and was wondering if anyone has gone the engraving route. Engraving would surely take more time than screen printing, and on a scale of thousands of bottles would be the problem I foresee. Any info about sublimation? Does anyone else screen print their own bottles? What machine are you using?

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I can't imagine it would be cheaper to print in-house unless you have the volume and expertise to make it worthwhile. While we found labels to be a bit less expensive and more suited to our logo, our quotes on screen printed glass seemed reasonable. Check out the folks at http://www.monvera.com/

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Dye sublimation is a heat transfer style of printing, theyve been able to do it on glass no problem, the one thing they can't do however is print white, we used sublimation printing at a ski manufacturer i worked at, i wasnt sure if anyone had tried using it, which is why i asked

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  • 3 weeks later...

I may be able to help. Give me a call or PM me. I'll need more info like bottle shape, designs/colors, quantity....

Tom 502.297.3048

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I'd be interested in hearing if anyone has gone with engraved bottles? I think with the right logo and layout it could be very sharp and would certainly differentiate itself. I'm only just getting into the distillery world but I do have glass (rocks, shot etc.) experience.

If anyone is interested in pursuing this method I would be more than happy to be involved (consult or help with the production).

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