PAD PRINTING - AN OPTIMAL APPROACH
At PTA Plastics, we provide an extensive range of secondary and value-added services to ensure our customers receive the most cost-effective solutions. The process of pad printing is utilized to decorate plastic products, especially rigid parts that necessitate a logo or marking.
The pad printing process involves transferring ink from a silicone pad onto the part our customers would like printed. Pad printing machines hold both the pad and the product steady and presses the pad into an ink plate, which has been tailored to the shape of a logo or specific artwork. This pad is then pressed onto the product and the best drying method is determined by the many variables in material and the molding process selected. Pad printing is a relatively modern process and is often preferred to print on unusually shaped objects.
One of the main advantages of using pad printing is the ability to print on surfaces and products of all shapes and sizes. Pad printing can be an excellent choice for plastic injection molded parts when the desired appearance of the end-product requires more than one color.
The pad printing process is typically fast, inexpensive, and can be designed to conform to curves and rounded edges more easily than other paint processes like screen printing. Color matching, patterns, logos and other specifics, and other injection molding secondary process may be needed. This method of applying paint to plastic parts allows for some creativity and color options.
The high usability of pad printing leads to many benefits, such as:
• Can be used on many different types of material
• Allows for an optimal approach to personalizing and customizing products
• Designs can easily integrate multiple elements such as colors, fonts, symbols, images, and more
Contact us today to discuss your pad printing details for your next project!