Pad Printing

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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.

Range of Pad-Printing Services

  • Toys
  • Car accessories
  • Electrical components
  • Household items
  • Writing implements
  • Device housings
  • Sports gear
  • Cosmetics
  • Packaging products
  • Promotional items
  • Furniture fittings
  • Keyboards
  • Tools
  • Lenses & optical devices
  • Watches and dials
  • Textile accessories
  • Fittings
  • Lighters
  • Medical devices
  • School items
  • Ceramics

Technical Details

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:


  • PP, PC-ABS, etc.
  • Polycarbonate
  • Polyester
  • Soft/hard PVC
  • Polystyrene
  • Acrylic
  • Makrolon
  • Glass
  • Metals (painted, anodized, powder-coated)
  • Cardboard/paper



Standard print formats range from 10 x 10mm to 50 x 50cm. Additional formats available on request.

Color systems:

  • HKS color chart
  • RAL color chart
  • RAL Design chart
  • Pantone color chart

Wipe and scratch test in accordance with DIN standards

Print templates:

  • Pad printing film (one film per color), positive, reverse side
  • Camera-ready reflection copies
  • Sketch
  • Vector-oriented, color-separated PC file (e.g. CorelDraw, .pdf, .eps, .ai, .dxf)

Pad printing machines

  • Open system
  • Closed system
  • Two-color pad printing machine


  • Special packaging
  • Packaging
  • Additional processing


Printing process:

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.



UNION-KLISCHEE is an experienced Industrial Firm focusing on Etching Technology and special prints, celebrating it's 45th Anniversary in 2016.


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