Definitions for "Pad Printing"
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.