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Protocase manufactures fully finished custom electronic enclosures and associated parts from a wide variety of materials and components, in 2-3 days with no minimum order. Protocase also provides expert and affordable enclosure design services.

Silkscreen vs. Direct Digital Printing

Protocase Tech Tip Video

Protocase completes the task of manufacturing fully finished, high-quality custom enclosures and parts by offering two distinct processes: silkscreening and digital printing.

Both processes achieve labeling (such as identifying connectors, switches, ports, functionality such as on/off etc.), and/or branding and decoration (company logos or artwork).

Both silkscreening and digital printing can be applied to flat panels, parts and assembled enclosures. Beyond that, however, there are a few key differences between the two processes. One process may make more sense for your project, depending on your specific application.

We have a single-page guide to help you differentiate between silkscreening and digital printing, so that you can make the correct decision for your project.

Acceptable Graphic File Formats

To ensure the highest print quality and clarity, vector graphic files are recommended:

  • • .AI - Adobe Illustrator
  • • .EPS - Encapsulated PostScript
  • • .SVG - Scalable Vector Graphics
  • • .PDF - Portable Document Format
  • • .DXF or .DWG - AutoCAD

We can accept the following raster image files; however, additional processing charges may apply:

  • • .PNG - Portable Network Graphic
  • • .JPG (.JPEG) - Joint Photographic Experts Group
  • • .TIF (.TIFF)- Tagged Image File
  • • .PSD - Photoshop
  • • .VDX, .VSD, or .VSDX - Visio
  • • .DOCX - Microsoft Word
  • • .PPTX - Microsoft PowerPoint

File formats we cannot accept:

  • • .CDR - Corel Draw File