Machines & Equipments

Pad Printing

What is Pad Printing?
  • A two dimensional graphic or text is transferred onto a three dimensional part.
  • This is achieved through a combination of three major components-printing ink, image plates, and printing pads.
  • In addition, printing jobs can be done at much higher speeds using pad printing, with consistent, high quality.
  • A process allows graphic printing on otherwise impossible areas and products.
  • The advantage of these rubber pads is that they can be custom tailored to meet the requirements of any project.
How Pad Printing is done?
  • The image plates contain the specific artwork to be printed etched into their surface.
  • The printing ink is held within these etched areas until the rubber printing pads pick up the ink and transfer it onto the part.
  • This continuous cycle of the printing pad picking up ink and transferring it onto the substrate continues over and over until the project is completed.
Why Pad Printing?
  • Although not as cost effective as silk screening, the pad printing process offers some advantages over silk screening.
  • The advantage of these rubber pads is that they can be custom tailored to meet the requirements of any project.
  • Pad printing is desirable when working with much larger volume projects, where consistency may be sacrificed by the human hand during silk screening.
  • Pad printing is good for printing to 3D objects with difficult shape; the most common example of pad printing is on keyboards.
Applications
Plastics, Entertainment, and Consumer Products:
  • Plastic Related Products; Consumer, Designed Products, Pens, Lighters
  • Logos and Diaries Front plates, Bottles, Stamp mounts
  • Promotional products and Industrial printings