Below is a simple step-by-step insight as to how a
bespoke stress ball is made. To enquire about how we can manufacture a
bespoke stress ball to your requirements contact us and one of our
representatives will be more than happy to assist.
Customer Supplies Photo or Image
customer supplied, photo, image or sometimes just an idea is enough to get us
A 3D Image is Produced for
receipt of your company artwork, our design team will input all of the details
of your bespoke stress ball, including all dimensions. A 3D-CAM design is then produced, and images are output for your approval.
An SLA Prototype is Made
the customer has approved the designs, an SLA male master mould is made.
SLA (Stereolithography) is a process in which liquid plastic (light-sensitive liquid polymer) is solidified in precise patterns by a computer controlled UV laser beam, resulting in a solid epoxy realization of a 3D copies of CAD models.
This means your stress ball will be exactly like that you see in the
pre-prototype artwork, supplied by us.
Resin Moulds Produced
that the male master mould has been made, the mould would be returned to the
factory, and finished to remove any excess. Now silicone female moulds
would be produced so that the polyurethane can be injected to mould your stress
Moulds are Inspected
female moulds would go through a manual inspection to ensure the exact
reproduction of your stress item. This is all part of the on-going high
level of quality checking procedures we go through, to make certain you as the
customer are 100% satisfied with the end result.
Production takes place
Stress Balls are Ready for Trimming
Printing Pantone Chart
Here at Stress Balls UK our range of colours is almost limitless. Our Stress balls, and our Flexitran transfers can all be Pantone matched to suit all your colour requirements. Flexitran transfers stretch with the product, so they last as long as the product, which is a very long time!
Using the most modern and up to date equipment, we are able to manufacture our prints at a greatly reduced cost, yet still keeping the high quality that all of our customers demand and deserve. We have two methods of manufacturing our transfers: 4 colour process printing and spot printing. Each has their own merits depending on your requirements. Spot printing for large blocks of colour and 4 colour process printing which is ideal for fine intricate designs, more detail below.
4 Colour Process
The 4 colours used in this method are Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. These all combine to produce millions of combinations of colours and are layered onto the transfer paper one at a time. This method allows us to produce intricate and detailed designs such as the one pictured right, and is also ideal for fine text. The number of colours used for both methods is also limitless.
If your print is less intricate and requires large blocks of colour, then this method would be used. We mix the colour beforehand instead of the process method. This makes it easier to get a greater match to your chosen colour and is more useful for difficult colours such as gold and silver.
Final Stress Ball
here is the end result. A bespoke stress ball which has been replicated
100% as per the customers' requirements, including pantone matching, transfer
printing, and environmentally friendly packaging.
And the customer said?:
"Our requirement for a bespoke stress toy was very specific in terms of matching
colour and size of our product.
Stress Balls UK handled the job with ease, quickly creating visuals from just
two photographs and the finished item is a dead ringer for the real product.
They delivered a difficult job on time and within budget and we will be using
To enquire about how we can manufacture a
bespoke stress ball to your requirements
contact us and one of our
representatives will be more than happy to assist