See Tampo printing.
An indirect gravure process in which a flexible (often semi-spherical) pad of silicon rubber is used as a medium for transferring the ink from the plate to the surface to be printed. This method can be used to print a great diversity of irregularly shaped objects.
A method of imprinting that uses a silicone ball/pad to lift the color and design off of a plate and then transfer it on to the surface of the item to be imprinted.
Your corporate logo is acid etched into a specialized printing plate where ink is then applied. A soft silicone pad is pressed down onto that plate, then reapplies the image directly to the product. Pad printing advantages include improved image detail, improved color registration and the ability to print contoured surfaces.
Pad printing is a method used to print on rounded materials and surfaces that are difficult to access.
an inked image is transferred from a photo-etched plate to a thick, soft silicone pad. The pad is then pressed against the plastic part. The pad can wrap itself as much as 180° around a small object, and ink coverage is excellent. One color is done at a time, but registration between colors is good enough to allow four-color process printing.
An artwork imprint method where a recessed surface is covered with ink. When the plate is wiped clean, ink remains in the recessed areas. A silicone pad then presses against the plate, pulls the ink out of the recesses, and presses it directly onto the product.
Method of imprinting in which a recessed surface is covered with ink. When the plate is wiped clean, ink remains in the recessed area. A silicone pad then presses against the plate, pulls the ink out of the recesses and is pressed directly against the product.
A recessed surface is covered with ink. The plate is wiped clean, yet the ink remains in the recessed area of the plate. A silicone pad presses against the plate and pulls the ink out of the recesses. The pad then moves and presses directly against the product. Pad printing is excellent for imprinting small, unusually-shaped objects for which screenprinting is not practical. Small watch dials and cylinder shapes are some examples. This is not the most highly-recommended process for imprinting large areas; screen printing is better for large areas of ink coverage. Used in plastics, paper, ceramics, glassware, wearables, leather and vinyl.
Used for printing across relatively small areas on plastic items and when the area to be printed is difficult to get at or is contoured.
The process of transferring ink to a molded part by filling ink in a plate in which characters are engraved hollow, moving it to a pad and pressing the pad on the face of the molded part; the ink is then cured by thermal treatment, ultraviolet treatment or other curing processes.
Pad Printing is the process of decorating objects and is especially well-suited for use when the objects have an irregular surface. For example, a country club wants golf balls decorated with their insignia. The golf balls present a dual printing challenge because of their dimpled surface and spherical shape.