Pad printing, the solution for printing on irregular surfaces. Pad printing is probably the most versatile of all printing processes due to its unique ability to print on three-dimensional objects and compound angles.
The pad printing process is based on 5 main components:
Printing pads: Pads are used to lift ink from the cliché and transfer it to a product.
Cliché: Clichés are steel or plastic plates with an etched print image.
Ink: Inks are based on 1 or 2 component ink, depending on their printing application.
Ink cups and rings: Doctoring floods the cliché with ink, then scrapes the surface, leaving only ink in the etched area.
Printing machine: Our printing machines bring all of the above together, with easy to use control panels. Some machines are equipped with multiple pads for multicolor printing.