|The logo artwork file is prepared for |
golf ball imprinting using computer
|Film containing the artwork is used to |
burn the image into a light-sensitive
plate. This plate is washed/processed,
which results in a shallow, etched
image of the artwork on the plate.
|The plate is set on a pad print |
machine. The image on the plate
is flooded with ink, then doctored,
which leaves ink behind in the etch.
|Printed balls are placed on trays at |
the pad print machines. The trays
are then transported to dry rooms
where the ink is cured for durability.
|The custom package is designed, |
using templates that can be
customized with different photos,
logos and colors.
|Each color is adhered one at a time |
when the press runs the web of paper
over a drum that contains that color
|UV coating is applied by running the |
web over a rubber roller with the
coating on it.
|Packaging is die-cut using a 40-ton |
press die cutter. A die is placed into
the press, a roll of prints is webbed
through and tension applied.
|Before the prints enter the rails, they |
pass under a glue dispenser that
beads glue where it is needed.
|Golf balls are hand-packed into |
|Sleeves are assembled in custom |
boxes to make the finished product.