What is pad printing?
Pad printing is a wet process used for part marking on three-dimensional substrates made out of wood, brass, metal, rubber, or plastic. The pad printing process uses a silicone pad to transfer the image to the part from ink filled etched images in a printing plate. The silicone pad easily adapts to the shape of the part without distorting the image. This allows for fine detail and tight registration on small parts.
When are Denmac’s pad printing services recommended?
For part marking on small products of various substrates, pad printing is often the preferred choice. Denmac recommends using pad printing for products that have irregular shapes and surfaces, such as round, convex and concave. Some examples of products that lend themselves to pad printing services for part marking include faceplates, golf balls, calculator and computer keys, pens, key chains, and lighters.
When marking these odd shaped parts, pad printing is often much more efficient than manual silk screening and very cost effective for large volume runs. Currently, Denmac Industries, Inc. can pad print up to 4” diameter, and can accommodate multi-color images.
Denmac’s Silk Screening Services
If a product is larger and does not have any irregular angles, silk screening is often the chosen part marking process. Denmac can screen print on a variety of image sizes and shapes, depending on the customer’s requirements. Graphics and screens are produced in-house based on customer needs. Denmac Industries, Inc.’s in-house team of precision powder coating experts works closely with out customers to determine the best process for the optimum quality and best pricing.
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