Pad printing is in most cases the best method and most versatile process used for printing on irregular or odd shaped items with three-dimensional, or textured surfaces. Decorate nearly any rigid material type or shape. Whether concave or convex, recessed or specially contoured, we can print these objects with Whether you have a promotional metal pen project, a plastic injection molded, automotive component, a medical device with multiple print locations, or a glass perfume bottle, we’ll provide the most cost-effective pad printing solution for your single color pad printing project.
What is Pad Printing
Accomplished using an indirect offset printing process that involves an image being transferred from the printing plate via a silicone pad onto a substrate. Pad printing is used for printing on otherwise impossible products in many industries including medical, automotive, promotional, apparel, electronics, appliances, sports equipment and toys. The unique properties of the silicone pad enable it to pick the image up from a flat plane and transfer it to a variety of surface (i.e. flat, cylindrical, spherical, compound angles, textures, concave surfaces, convex surfaces).
Our Pad Printing Samples
Frequently Asked Quesitons?
Do we provide the products for pad printing?
- We specialize in pad printing on client-provided items, ensuring each piece meets your exact specifications.
What types of surfaces and shapes can we pad print on?
- We can pad print on an extensive range of surfaces and complex geometries.
Can we print on any material?
- While we can accommodate most substrates, however there are a few expetions, such as silicone or products with certain types of coatings. Therefore, we request that you provide a sample of your product with your order so that we can conduct ink compatibility tests.
Is there a minimum order requirement?
- We do not impose a minimum order quantity, catering to both small and large-scale needs. However, higher volume orders will benefit from more competitive pricing.
What is our turnaround time?
- Upon approval of the artwork, placement, and sample, our standard lead time for most orders is approximately one week. This ensures that we maintain our commitment to quality while delivering your products in a timely manner.
What kind of artwork files do you accept for pad printing?
- We accept various types of digital artwork files, but prefer vector files such as .AI, .EPS, or high-resolution .PDF files. Raster files (.JPEG, .PNG) can also be used, provided they are high resolution. Please note that the quality of the final print is highly dependent on the quality of the artwork provided.
Do you provide a proof before printing?
- Yes, we provide digital proofs before starting production.
How durable is the pad printing?
- Our pad prints offer impressive durability and resistance to wear. However, the longevity can depend on the material of the product, the ink used, and the environmental conditions where the product is used.