With the unique, patented and proven Perigon process any complex shape can be designed regardless of material.
Which substrates can be personalised?
Plastics, metals, ceramics or glass? Different substrates will require different pre-treatments and the process parameters may differ but they all have one thing in common. They can all be printed easily and efficiently using the Perigon process.
Until now the surface wasn’t the only hurdle, but also the complex shapes of products. No problem for the innovative Perigon process.
How does the process work? What is needed?
Depending on the physical properties of the product, a pre-treatment may be necessary. This may be needed to help with the fixation of the inks or may just hinder the deformation of the substrate at the required transfer temperatures.
Of course, alongside the product that you want to print, you will also need Perigon film, a digital printer with special inks, and a Perigon oven.
The process is simple: The thermoformable film is printed using special inks and placed in the Perigon oven, the temperature is increased until the film becomes soft, when it reaches this point the vacuum is turned on. This allows the film to be sucked down around the product, fitting as snug as a glove and the diffusion begins. The ink becomes a gas and is transferred into the amorphous structure of the product, in this way the desired image is transferred from the film to the object.
The advantages of the Perigon process
Images are not distorted because the film is not stretchedwhile adapting to all curves and edges. Perigon offers a special software for printing the images considering the complex shape and depth of products.
Further advantages are the brilliant colour reproduction, line contour definition and high resolution of transferred images, as well as a homogeneous print of the surface.
Another big bonus point is the low temperatures for diffusion of the ink compared to conventional methods.
Resulting in a much wider range of materials that can be decorated,even objects made of rubber can be designed without being deformed or melted by high temperatures. The patented technology enables exact positioning, with an accuracy of 0.3 millimetres.