USB PRINTING & DUPLICATING

Same day USB printing and data loading service!


USB drives (also known as Thumb Drives or Flash Drives) are a versatile promotional item that cover both the corporate and consumer market with application to a variety of uses and packages.
As an end user of the USB media we supply, you are guaranteed that our USBs are A grade quality. We provide a comprehensive range of promotional USB’s, custom designed USB’s, USB printing, copying and data loading services. We also design and supply a wide range of proprietary and generic USB packaging to protect and improve the visual appeal of your USB along with a range of key rings, lanyards, and wrist bands.

We offer pad printing, laser etching and our custom designed promotional USBs can be moulded into virtually any shape and colour that perfectly reflect your brand. Use your imagination and our talented design team can turn it into reality!


Supplying custom designed USB drives is only part of the story. TPF can also help you create your USB multimedia project, authoring, encoding and designing the master and its functionality.


As a one stop shop, TPF can handle all aspects of your USB project. Deliver your master physically or electronically to us for our same day USB duplication, printing, and packaging services at competitive prices. We can print and data load thousands of USBs each day using our 6 colour digital UV print technology which provides exceptional print durability, extremely fast production turnarounds and good economy for small or large USB volumes.


Benefits of USB’s:

  • Storage capacities ranging from 128MB to 128GB, USBs are an effective media for large data transfer.
  • USBs are an excellent promotional product for your business and provide a high retained value for your customers because their promotional spend has an extended life with continued use of the USB.
  • Business Branding - print your company logo and details on the USB.
  • Duplicate your promotional digital literature onto the USB with the option for locking data to the drive.

USB SERVICES WE OFFER


Preloading Data


Whether it is to supply important data to your clients or just to reinforce your company message, preloading data onto your custom USB is an excellent option. We can preload presentations, product catalogues or any other promotional material you desire. For further company promotion, link your preloaded data to your website and other online information and messages.


File Lock/Dual Zone


To protect your data from being deleted by the end user, a Dual Zone USB is required. This type of USB functions in a similar way to a read-only CD-ROM. When you insert the USB into your USB port, 2 drive icons will appear: one is the read-only zone and the other is a standard accessible removable drive (user area). The hard-coded irremovable data is contained within the locked section and the USB still gives the user the ability to store personal data in the open accessible section.


Volume Label


The 'volume label' is the name assigned to the USB when the disk is first formatted or created. At TPF we are able to customize this name on your request up to a maximum of eleven characters. When plugged into the USB port, this customized name will appear on the computer for the USB. A small but significant personalized touch.


AutoRun Function


When using a customized USB as a marketing tool another option is to add a function called 'AutoRun'. This feature allows your preloaded data to launch automatically when the user plugs the custom USB into a computer. To enable this function the USB must be formatted as 'Local Disk' rather than the usual 'Removal Storage' format.



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  • Same day print & copy service
  • Custom moulded shapes & designs
  • Huge range of models available
  • Unique USB packaging

Q. Can I print my logo on a USB?

Yes, as long as it fits and is still legible we can print anything on your USB

Q. How should my logo be provided?

To get the best result we need your logo in outlined vector format as an EPS, PDF or AI file. These files allow us to print your logo in high quality, which is difficult to achieve with logos supplied as JPEG or PNG files as these are often of insufficient resolution.

Q. Can my USB be manufactured in a specified PMS colour.

We can manufacture and decorate the shell and other parts of many of our available USB styles in any PMS colour specified.

Q. How can my USBs be printed and decorated.

We have 4 different methods of printing and decorating USB:

  • Silk printing. Ideal for printing logos that require a specific PMS colour.
  • Digital printing. Economical and ideal for printing full-colour artworks.
  • Engraving. Use to decorate metal parts in monochrome.
  • Embossing. Ideal for decorating leather and other soft media.
  • Moulding. Used to create USBs in custom silicone moulded shapes and colours.

Q. Will my promotional USB's work on any computer?

Yes, if you have any specific formatting requirements just let us know

Q. What is the turnaround time?

Our Plastic Swivel USB's can be turned around within 24 hours. Any custom USB's take 10 business days from artwork approval.

Q. Can my USB be supplied in a PMS colour to match my corporate branding

We can supply any part of your USB and print to match a specified PMS colour – The shell, swivel, and graphics can all be decorated in a specified PMS colour.

Q. Will my USB drive work with my computer?

Our USB flash drives operate with PCs, Macs and any other devices with a USB port. If you have any specific formatting requirements, let us know.

Q. Do I need a specific driver for my computer to recognise USB drives?

All USBs are compatible with generic in-built drivers in all Windows and Mac OS 9 or later installations.

Q. What are your turnaround times?

The Print Facility offers the fastest turnaround on USB in Australia. With our in house printing and duplicating services, we offer 24-hour turnaround on our select range of plastic swivel USBs. All our other common styles of USB are manufactured in 6 to 10 working days. Custom moulded USBs will take a little longer.

Q. What capacity USB drives are available?

We have a large range of sizes from 1GB to 128 GB. If you need a larger capacity, let us know. MB stands for Megabyte and 1MB equals 1024 Kilobytes. GB is an abbreviation for Gigabyte and 1GB equals 1024 Megabytes. Any given style of USB in a different memory capacity will be physically identical.

Q. What’s the difference between USB 2.0 and 3.0?

The key difference is write/read speed. USB 3.0 has a data transfer rate of up to 20GB/s, about four times faster than a USB 2.0. USB 2.0 drives cannot be written to and read at the same time. USB 3.0 is more advanced than USB 2.0 in power management and power delivery. USB 3.0 devices will still work with USB 2.0 ports; however, the data transfer is at USB 2.0 speeds.

Q. Should you choose USB 2.0 or USB 3.0?

If your devices do not have compatible USB 3.0 ports, there is no benefit from using a USB 3.0. If your USB device will be used to transfer large files, USB 3.0 is your best choice. If using your drive for the storage of small files and documents, USB 2.0 is sufficient. For video and media playback, typically, USB 2.0 will not experience any performance loss to USB 3.0. MP4 video files should be encoded at an appropriate rate to suit the USB device you are using.

Q. What is the difference between an NTFS, FAT32 and exFAT formats?

FAT32 file systems:

  • Lack the features of NTFS
  • Only support data with individual files smaller than 4GB.
  • FAT32 is backwards compatible with many operating systems and older devices.

NTFS file systems:

  • Natively support specific file permissions and file compression.
  • On Windows operating systems , automatically self-repairs the drive in case of file system errors.
  • NTFS is however generally only supported with Windows-based systems.

exFAT:

  • Is a modern version of FAT32.
  • Supports files larger than 4GB.
  • Maintains the compatibility offered by FAT32.
  • exFAT is fully compatible with Windows and Mac OS X devices.
  • Supports files larger than 4GB.
  • Some older devices however may not recognise exFAT.

Q. Are the USBs able to be formatted NTFS, FAT32 or exFAT?

Our USBs can be formatted with NTFS, FAT32 or extended FAT file systems. Unless otherwise requested we would generally format all USB’s FAT32. If your project contained video files that were larger than 4GB as a single file we would format using NTFS. exFAT is a Mac standard and unusual for flash drive formatting. If you require a specific format please ask. We can format USB using all the common types.

Q. What is the speed of USB 2.0 and USB 3.0?

USB2.0 is specified as having a write speed of 5MB/s and a read speed of 10MB/s. USB3.0 is specified as having a write speed of 20MB/s and a read speed of 40MB/s. Our USBs will always deliver greater performance than the specification for the product. Speeds can be checked with a freely available USB speed test tool such as h2testw.

Custom USB Printing & Packaging
  • Please add 3mm bleed around each side
  • Please supply art as Print Ready PDF’s
  • Convert text to outlines
  • Embed images
  • Raster images at 300dpi
  • Supply art at correct print size