If you are planning your campaign with promotional glassware and want to know a little more about how we work and the added services you may need, this section describes in detail how our collaboration will be from the first contact to the delivery of your finished product.
How we work?
First of all… CONTACT US!
Call us oor write an email with your request telling us what you need. The more you tell us the better. In KRISTAL 97 BRANDED GLASSWARE we consider it to be essential, in order to give you the best service, to understand the objectives of the campaign you are planning. By doing this we will be able to advise you and provide you with different solutions and alternatives. Besides, we love challenges, we will make all our knowledge and resources available to you in order to find a solution.
SELECT YOUR MODEL OF GLASS OR CUP AND THE SERVICES YOU ARE GOING TO NEED
We have a wide catalog of glasses specially designed for whiskey, gin, rum, soda, water, beer or wine. In our website catalog we only include a sample of the most representative products. If you do not find what you are looking for, do not hesitate to contact us and we can recommend the alternative glassware that best fits your product and your campaign objectives. Once you have chosen the design and the glass model, we will recommend the best glass decoration techniques that best suit your selection.
Another topic we will discuss is the different services you will need. In KRISTAL 97 BRANDED GLASSWARE we offer a complete glassware service. In addition to the sale and decoration of glassware, we also offer design, customized packaging, handling or logistics and distribution. So, in order to optimize your budget, we will ask you if you need standard packaging or customized packaging and if you will need us to make a single delivery or if we will be making different deliveries in strategic locations.
RECEIVE OUR PROPOSAL
Once we analyze the request and we have jointly evaluated the different alternatives, we will be ready to give you our proposal in which we will recommend the models of glassware, the best decoration techniques, the type of packaging and we will also inform you of the production and delivery times that best suit your needs.
APPROVE OUR PROPOSAL AND WE WILL GET STARTED
Once you receive and analyze our proposal, we will need your selection among the proposed alternatives and your commitment (Order Confirmation – OC) to move forward. Upon your approval, our team will coordinate internally to guarantee the committed deadlines, reserve the stock and the required space in the production line.
APPROVE THE TECHNICAL DRAWING
Once we have decided on the decoration and the model, we will ask you for the design in vector format to prepare a technical drawing a graphic file in which you will be able to visualize the placement of your design on the selected glass. We will usually prepare two or three alternative sizes and positions for you to decide among.
APPROVE THE PRE-PRODUCTION SAMPLE
At this step, production is almost underway, but first you will have to approve the actual sample of the selected technical drawing. What do you mean by an actual sample? What you imagine, your glass or cup as it will look like. For us it is especially important to have your approval before each part of the process and you will always have all the information about the progress of the production of your product.
WE THEN START WITH THE “MASS PRODUCTION” OF YOUR CUSTOMIZED TUMBLER OR CUP
With your approval of the mass production, we will proceed to execute the production of the order. Logically, one of your biggest concerns will be the production time. We know that no matter how well the campaigns have been planned, the timing is almost always tight, and in this sense, you can rest assured with KRISTAL97 BRANDED GLASSWARE. Although the production timing of your product will depend on multiple factors such as the volume of the order, the complexity of the design, the customization of the packaging…, we will carefully analyze the process and we will comply with the committed deadlines. Naturally, and although it is not usual, some imponderable circumstance may arise that could affect the timing. Should this happen, not only will you always be kept in the loop, but we will devote all our resources to analyzing and solving the problem.
PACKAGING AND HANDLING
During this phase, we will pack your personalized glasses or cups in their original packaging or in the packaging you have selected (individual box, display box, Box Pallet…). If necessary, we will place the product identification labels on the packaging. These labels usually contain details that you must provide yourselves. This usually comes in the form of an internal code and description of the article with the aim that the product can be identified in the receiving warehouse. We then proceed to the phase of “Palletization” or placement of the boxes on the pallets best suited to the size of the product and the standards set by the receiving warehouse (EUR Pallet or Imperial Pallet). This stage ends with the shrink-wrapping of the material on the pallet to secure and protect your product.
At KRISTAL97 BRANDED GLASSWARE we are extremely strict with quality control. Once the production is finished, we proceed to a visual and random quality control process of the order. For this quality control step, we follow the most widely used standard for product inspections: The Acceptable Quality Limit (AQL II).
LOGISTICS AND DISTRIBUTION
In KRISTAL97 BRANDED GLASSWARE we can take care of storing your product until the moment of its distribution, or also help you with the logistics and distribute it in national or international territories, whether full or partial shipments.
Of course, we will do a personalized follow up of the whole distribution, and make sure, by means of different verification tools such as the POD (Proof of Delivery), that the material has been delivered at its destination without incidents.
The best glass decoration techniques for your promotional campaign
Next, we will tell you which glass decoration techniques we use the most to decorate your glass in KRISTAL 97 BRANDED GLASSWARE.
If you are interested in becoming familiar with them, read on and you will get an idea of how far you can go with the personalization of your glass. In any case, our suggestion is that you call us, tell us your idea and we will guide you through the products and the most appropriate techniques to make your campaign take on its own personality
What is important for you to know is that we understand you and we will offer you a proposal so that your idea becomes a reality.
Every year we visit the most important national and international trade fairs in the sector in search of new products, suppliers and management tools. We are also in continuous professional development with the aim of providing solutions to any proposal you may have.
What is glass screen printing?
Screen printing on glass is a printing process that allows us to recreate your brand or design with high quality on glassware items. We start by separating the colors that make up your design into photoliths in order to obtain the best printing results. The photoliths are transferred to a screen-printing mesh (screen) that is placed in the automatic screen-printing machine, and through which we add each layer, color by color to complete the design. Once the first color is printed, we proceed with the next one, and when we finish with all the colors, the piece is placed in an industrial furnace in which a temperature curve has been previously adjusted (customized to each type of article), to achieve the vitrification of the design on the glass product.
What promotional glass decoration techniques do we perform at KRISTAL 97 BRANDED GLASSWARE?
The same principle of decals as always but adapted to be applied manually on glassware surfaces such as glasses and cups. Thus, expressed in this manner it may seem simple, but it is actually a very complex process that requires qualified personnel. To achieve an optimal result, we proceed in the following sequence:
- The first thing we do is to clean the surface where the decal will be applied in order to eliminate possible impurities.
- Submerge the decal in warm and let it soften to ease its application.
- Apply the decal in the “transfer paper” on to the surface and remove it slowly so as not to break it.
- With the help of a rubber we give the final shape and placement to the decal and at the same time we remove the excess water there may be.
- Once applied, we let the decal dry on the surface.
- And, finally, as in silkscreen printing, we “vitrify” the color. To vitrify it, we put our glass into an industrial oven that has been programmed according to the recommended temperature curve for our product.
We use this technique of decoration on glass when the design that we need to apply on the product and the surface where it must be applied present more difficulties than usual (areas with pronounced curved angles).
The technique of colour coating on glass consists of applying organic colors by means of spray guns on the surface section you want to highlight. It is a technique that we use a lot for combined glassware. It is usually used to decorate the base of the glass or cup, with the aim of reflecting the predominant colors of your brand. A glass decoration technique ideal for limited editions of glasses and collectibles.
By means of this decoration technique on glass, we subject your selected glass to a treatment so that it loses its transparency, and it turns into a frosted product. This is a non-exclusive technique, so you can silk-screen print your brand logo or any other design on the frosted surface by means of direct silk-screen printing or vitrifiable decals.