Cost of making your own Clichés
Making your own clichés can save you a lot of
money as well as time.
Making your own cliché will
also enable you to turn work around the same day,
thus enabling you to offer a faster service to your
clients as well as saving them money in cliché/plate
Clichés can be made from steel as well as
polymer. However, in order to make steel clichés,
you will have to use acids. Since the majority of
our customers work in an home/office environment, we
feel that this option would be not be suitable.
However, if you do require steel clichés, then we
will be able to put you in touch with the relevant
Steel clichés can also be
fairly expensive. We have heard customers tell us
that they have paid anything from £30 - £60 for a
single steel cliché. Yet, the cost of making a
Polymer Cliché yourself is under £3.50+VAT'.
Sometimes, it may also be possible to etch two or
three different 'jobs " on to one cliché, thereby
making the cost of a cliché even lower! To make a
polymer cliché from artwork takes less than 10
Steel clichés are really designed for
high volume print runs. However, the majority of our
customers may only print anything from a few hundred
to around 2000 print runs. In such cases, polymer
clichés are more than adequate for the job.
one of cheapest polymer cliché making system
(CPL-CM), we have even etched text as small as 4pt
on to a polymer cliché - and that is small! The
print quality, even at this small size was perfect!