How Does Pad Printing Work?
Pad printing is a unique process for picking up an image from a printing
plate and placing it onto a particular product. This transfer can be applied
on a variety of different surfaces such as flat, cylindrical, spherical,
compound angles, textures, concave surfaces, convex surfaces. In a way, it's
sort of similar to using a rubber stamp but using exact pressure and
materials to give fine quality. Pad printing is best used for
three-dimensional industrial products such as
badge holders, and other such items.
Pad printing is also commonly used in industrial and electronic
applications. For example, the small lettering on your computers
motherboards are usually pad printed.
Two common questions that often come up are, "How does the pad pick up the
image?" or "How can a flat artwork conform to a three-dimensional part?" The
pad printing machine picks up an image up from an inkcup and is transferred
to the surface via a silicone rubber pad using the right amount of pressure
to deliver the image.
Overall, it sounds like a
complicated process, but due to the advancement of technology and machinery,
Lanyardstore.com to print high
quality images and monograms in large quantities within a quick time frame.