Camaloon’s Printing Techniques for USB Sticks

You’ve decided on personalised USB sticks for your next marketing campaign, but you’re not sure what printing techniques are available for personalisation or how they differ? You’ve come to the right place. Here are the best techniques for customising USB sticks, with their benefits and drawbacks.

Screen printing

Screen printing or serigraphy is a stencil-based printing technique in which ink is pushed onto a product through a woven mesh screen. The ink is spread evenly across the screen with a squeegee, allowing ink to travel through the open gaps onto the product. A different screen is used for each colour in the design so setting up for more than one colour takes some time.

Screen printing on USB stick

Advantages

  • High-quality, long-lasting print
  • Suitable for different materials
  • Economical for larger orders

DIsadvantages

  • Only simple designs
  • A limited number of colours
  • Expensive for smaller orders

Full-colour DTG printing

Direct-to-garment printers, like printers we use at home for printing on paper, use four inks: cyan, magenta, yellow and black (CMYK) to print any number of colours onto a product. Both setup and printing are fast. 

DTG printing on USB stick

Advantages

  • Various colours and shades
  • Intricate designs
  • Economical for smaller orders

Disadvantages

  • Expensive for larger orders
  • Not compatible with all materials

Laser engraving

Laser engraving is a type of high-precision printing done with a laser-equipped digital device. This is a high-speed, high-quality printing method, where a laser beam alters the surface of the product to display your design.

Laser engraving on USB stick

Advantages

  • Precise and permanent
  • Sophisticated look

Disadvantages

  • Only for simple designs
  • Not compatible with many materials
  • Not possible to print colours 

How to make personalised USB sticks with our online design tool

Once you’ve selected a USB stick you like on our website, you’ll be able to see which printing technique is suitable for it. Our online design tool lets you add an image or text and creates a mock-up for you. It’s quite intuitive, so no prior design knowledge is required. Most of our customers enjoy using it.

Camaloon's design tool

In brief

At Camaloon, we have a printing technique that is right for your design and budget. If you’re not sure how to utilize USB sticks for marketing, check out our blog on how to use personalised USB sticks to promote your brand. Apart from USB sticks, Camaloon offers a variety of other customisable products. Check out our website for fantastic deals!

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