This printing method roots from the watch and ceramics industries. The Decalcier process, which was already well-know and used in the Swiss watch industry, was a direct precursor to pad printing. The Decalcier method involves using a gelatin pad to apply color to watch faces.
Pad printing can be used when other printing processes cannot. Over time, this method has captured a large section of the market. In the late 1960s, pad printing was found to be an option for new applications and the whole process was modernized with the use of silicone pads and newly developed machinery.
Pad printing can be used on almost any uneven surface, recess, or other contour, even in multiple colors. We can print on almost any material. Here are just a few examples:
Standard print formats range from 10 x 10mm to 50 x 50cm. Additional formats available on request.
Wipe and scratch test in accordance with DIN standards
Pad printing machines
Pad printing is an indirect intaglio printing process. The pattern to be printed is engraved on a sheet known as a "cliché." After the squeegee stage, the ink remains in the recessed motif and is lifted up with the silicone pad (transfer element). The pad transfers the printed image to the object to be inscribed or decorated.
Very pleasant cooperation/communication; delivery times always very accommodatingOsypka Medical GmbH, 2011
Appointments are met in 100 % of the casesMELAG Medizintechnik oHG, 2011
Many thanks to the whole team for the input in a very good quality and often at short noticeReinsberg WA GmbH Berlin, 2013
Great cooperationAktiv-Kabel GmbH, 2013
Good telephone support, short response timeMELAG Medizintechnik oHG, 2013
We don't remember any complaint - that speaks in your favour. Many thanks for the great cooperation!
KT-Elektronik, Klaucke und Partner GmbH, 2013
We get a wide range of orders produced in top quality, on schedule and often at very short noticeReinsberg WA GmbH Berlin, 2015
Appointments are met in 100 % of cases
HENSEL & VISIT GmbH & Co. KG, 2015