Our adventure began with several experiences in the fashion accessories industry, until we eventually chose to devote ourselves exclusively to the customisation of various accessories.
We at G.P.S. decided to structure our business according to the market demands, that is innovation, continuous research, and environmental care.
We began by studying how to enhance the elegance of each single button, a product made by many companies in the area, and now we are applying the same concept to an increasingly wide range of articles of different materials and shapes, including application on leather and eco-leather.
The competitive advantage of our company is provided by constant technological innovation, above all concerning the various printing processes; these make it possible to obtain just in a single process what before was obtained by combining different techniques and steps.
We are always ready and willing to study new projects, supporting the customer at every stage, from design to production.
This is a direct printing technology on accessories relying on ultraviolet rays, which make the ink dry entirely and instantly.
This fixing method gives the products an excellent cleanliness of the line and a better colour rendering; starting from the basis of four-colour printing, it is possible to impress the white pantone and a special transparent and protective ink, glossy or matt, in order to give the products durability and a particular three-dimensional effect.
Unlike other impression techniques, such as laser, pad printing or offset printing, the UV system is more efficient from several points of view. It is possible to reduce the processing chain to a minimum in order to achieve the expected result. Just in a single process UV printing can take a product from its raw state to its finished look, even giving it special glossy, matt or soft-touch textures.
This technology also allows printing on a wide range of supports, including leather and eco-leather, natural materials such as wood, mother of pearl, coconut, corozo, and bone, glass, metal and plastics.
Another added value is the possibility to give the printed support a visual and tactile three-dimensionality, thanks to multiple steps made by the printing head, which spreads the ink in layers overlapping one another.
Alongside UV printing, GPS offers its customers an additional service: laser engraving and marking, which can be applied to many different sorts of materials such as metal, polymers, glass, natural materials and leather.
In the case that UV printing cannot be used on a specifical product due to its shape or other reasons, pad printing is employed.
This technique allows us to impress a graphic mark or a monochromatic writing; Pad printing can be applied separately or as a supporting method to UV technology, but has some limitations: it is less precise and less time efficient.
Industrial ink-jet marking was developed to meet the needs of rubber gasket manufacturers. It is often necessary to mark rubber gaskets in contrasting colours to make the gasket easily identifiable both by men and machines during the final stages of product quality control.
This technique imprints a monochromatic mark on the gasket and is the fastest and most cost-efficient choice for this purpose.
Thanks to the creation of an automated process, it is possible to work with orders of hundreds of thousands of pieces.