Do You Know Pad Printing?

Pad printing

Have You Ever Seen Pad Printing?

How do they print logos on water bottles? Pens? USB Sticks? Cups? For those that have never seen pad printing in person before, this may be quite the eye opener.  This is the process in which most of the promotional product items you see are printed.

Pad printing (also called tampography) is a printing process that can transfer a 2-D image onto a 3-D object. This is accomplished using an indirect offset (gravure) printing process that involves an image being transferred from thecliché via a silicone pad onto a substrate. Pad printing is used for printing on otherwise difficult to print on products in many industries including medical, automotive, promotional, apparel, and electronic objects, as well as appliances, sports equipment and toys. It can also be used to deposit functional materials such as conductive inks, adhesives,dyes and lubricants.

Probably the easiest way to understand pad printing is just to watch this quick GIF.

Are you interested yet?  This is just a bowl – wait until you see the tons of items that QLP (Quality Logo Products) produces in the video below

This little known printing process is merely a juiced up way to Stamp something.  Do you have a good Printing experience you would like to share?

~Source: Quality Logo products and Wikipedia

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