DESIGN & QUALITY
ORIGINAL LEATHER BASKETBALL
In the traditional method, natural leather was provided to the ball-making factory after being pretreated (Tanning, dyeing and embossing to roughen the surface) by the leather maker.This restricted the factory when printing as the embossed surface is difficult to print on and so transfer printing was usually used. This meant the design (for example logos and patterns) was unclear and inaccurate, colors had to be simple and often sizes were limited.The new method of production invented by TACHIKARA, allows us to express free graphics on the surface of smoothly processed natural leather by our unique printing method, before embossing. With this method we are able to print patterns, with a wide variety of colors, delicately and accurately on every panel of a leather ball.
(Process patent pending, Number 2014-22152)