Pad Printing is a method of decorating plastic parts wherein a silicone pad transmits the desired image to the plastic part. Artwork supplied by the customer is made into a metal plate, which contains an etched image of the desired artwork. Ink is then spread onto this plate and removed leaving the wet ink only in the etched areas. A silicone pad then picks up the ink in the etched area and transmits this image to the plastic part. A unique advantage of the pad printing process is that the image can be transferred to irregular surfaces since the silicone pad will conform to these surfaces during the transfer of ink.
Pad Printing Products
Example of pad printing.