Doming isn’t new but Easy Dome, from Xpres, is certainly a new angle on the process. Easy Dome is a simple four stage process that generates a high quality finish every time.
- Print the image or photo onto Xpres self-adhesive doming vinyl
- Position the vinyl in the Xpres cutter and cut out the contour of the image and weed away the excess vinyl
- Place the transfers on level glass trays and apply the dome solution over each image and leave to air dry
- Position the now domed image onto the product.
Not only is it easy but unit production costs are kept nice and low. As an example let’s look at personalising a memory stick. The total cost of the stick including the doming will be about £4.15 (£4 for the stick and £0.15 for the doming) so with an average selling price of about £15 this will bring you a profit of nearly £11.
The process will work just as well on a wide variety of products and surfaces such as trophies and corporate gifts but Xpres have taken doming to the next level by applying it to textiles. Unlike solid surfaces garments are subjected to regular laundering and doming, as a surface applied decoration, could suffer but Xpres have gone through all of the relevant testing procedures with good results.
Easy Dome is also special as it is the last piece in the Xpres 5 in 1 solution jigsaw. Using the Xpres Cut Plus package consisting of the Roland GX24, an inkjet printer, and a heat press together with the correct consumables you can quickly generate single, multi, and full-colour textile transfers, Gem Tec Rhinestone decoration, signage and, now, doming – 5 processes from the same system.
One of the key attractions with 5 in 1 is the low capital outlay where you only need to make a relatively small investment of around £2,500 to be up and running. If however you have already the key elements then the outlay is even lower with the add-on Easy Dome starter kit coming in at only £140.