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For screen printing, the print image is transferred onto a sieve-like template. The parts of the sieve that are to be printed are colour-permeable; the parts that should not be printed are not. A so-called doctor blade is drawn over the screen, pressing the colour through the permeable elements onto the ballpoint pen.
UV SCREEN PRINTING
UV screen printing is processed identically to conventional screen printing but differs in how the printed colours are dried. Instead of applying heat, the drying process is achieved by long-wave UV light. This facilitates a hardening of the colours, which due to the chemical composition produces the effect of a thin foil colour layer.
A tampon made of silicone takes the print image from an etched metal plate and transfers it in the form of a stamp onto the pen. The flexible form of the tampon makes it fully possible to print onto raised or indented surfaces.
Light is technically focused and so charged that the metal melts. Through the high temperature of the finely-focused light beam, material is indelibly removed from the pen being processed. The template can be flexibly and rapidly created by computer programme.
ETCHING/ELECTROLYTIC SCREEN PRINTING
A template is created in the same way as with screen printing. Using a felt stamp and conductive electrolyte liquid, material is drawn off the pen at a high temperature. Completing the process with neutralisation ensures that there is almost no oxidation.