Q: What is the smallest text able to be printed on to golf balls? A: This is dependant upon the text font or style that you require and so it is not possible to suggest a universal minimum font size. Pad printing is very sharp and small sizes of text can be printed. As a starting point though, if you print out the logo to a maximum print size of 24mm diameter on your own good quality laser printer and the text is too small to read then it will not be any easier to read when it is printed on to a golf ball!
Q: Can you print full colour process on to golf balls?
A: Yes we can but I do not recommend this on some full colour logos. We always like to view the full colour logo before confirming that the commercially acceptable, desired results can be achieved on a pad print on to a golf ball. Basically full colour process logos are made up of a series of dots, combinations of which result in the appearance if tints and shading to make up the logo.
Due to the pad print process and the limited print area, when certain full colour process logos are printed, the resultant print can appear “dotty” and therefore unacceptable. Text printed full colour is never as “sharp” as when it is printed in spot colour because it is made up of a series of dots as opposed to a solid print.
This can cause problems when for example a full colour logo has text within the logo.
Best to show us the full colour logo first and upon our advice to then manage your own customer’s expectations.
Q: Can you print more than one logo on golf balls?
A: Yes we can print in two positions on golf balls, this is traditionally called a two pole print.
Q: Can you print photos on golf balls?
A: This is the same answer as with full colour process printing. Usually the best way of doing this is to have the photo redrawn to a one colour version and then print it.
Q: How are the balls packaged?
A: Logo golf balls are always packed into card sleeves of three golf balls. The outer boxes are mainly in dozen outers, so four sleeves of three balls in the outer. Certain budget golf balls are packed into fifteen ball packs.
Q: Why are some budget golf balls packed into 15′s?
A: This policy is “Retail Driven” and is unavoidable for us. It enables manufacturers to “hit” certain price points on the high street and in golf shops.
Q: Has this ever caused you a problem?
A: Oh yes, many years ago we encountered a problem with one of our customers, when unbeknown to ourselves Dunlop decided to change their packaging mid season.
The net price cost of the golf balls to ourselves did not change but Dunlop were running a “Buy One Get One Free” offer through retail stores and in their wisdom started sending our orders out with packaging showing “Buy One Get One Free” on the outer box!
Q: How did you resolve this?
A: Luckily to that point only two orders had been despatched in this packaging and only one company queried the wording, we uplifted, Dunlop repackaged and we sent out in different outers. Needless to say Dunlop amended the packaging thereafter!
Q: How do I know if you have received my golf ball order?
A: We send you a sales order acknowledgement.
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