Intended solely for glass containers, Decal Application is typically used for odd shaped containers. There are two major Decal Application techniques: the Waterslide technique, where decals are applied manually with a water based solution, and the Heat Release technique, which is a semi automated system of Decal Application.
Hot Stamping works by applying heat and pressure to transfer a foil with decorative artwork onto the surface of a container. Hot Stamping is a "dry" decorating process, meaning, metallic look foil is affixed without going through a final curing.
Quest has developed a proprietary process for hot stamping on glass containers. The Hilite application offers a variety of metallic colored foils to mimic raised precious metals printing. We recommend Hilite for customers who are seeking a truly unique and premium package.
Some of our decorating techniques can be combined to produce even more styles and looks. If the look you are after is not something described on our site or is something you don't know how to define, contact us to learn more.