We bring you the best Pad Printing Plate Buyer’s Guide which will enlighten you with different types of Plates

Plates are selected on the basis of the Pad Printing Machine supported


The cliche is the carrier of the print motif. Varying types of cliches are used depending on the desired print quality and quantity. The motif is recessed, etched into or washed out of the cliche. In order to assure smooth fitting and printing, the motif should be at a distance of at least 25 mm (1 inch) from the outer edge, and centered on the plate. In the case of long or fine lines, the motif must be at an angle of approx. 5° to 15° to the blade track in order for the doctor blade not to dip too low and scoop out too much ink. Numerous trials have shown that an etching depth of 25 µm is optimal for pad printing. Since the pad can only transfer a limited quantity of ink, a greater depth is pointless. At an etching depth of 25 µm, the pad only picks up an ink film of 12 µm. The rest remains in the depressions of the cliche. Because the ink film consists of approx. 40 % to 60 % thinner, which evaporates during the transfer and drying, the actual thickness of the ink film left on the substrate comes to around 5 µm – 8 µm, in some cases, as little as 2 µm. As an exception to the above statement, very fine fonts are etched at approx. 15 µm, and very large motifs, at approx. 30 µm. For very large surfaces, the dip of the doctor blade can be avoided by additionally copying a fine screen into the motif.

Before use, every cliche should be examined with a magnifying glass for visible deficiencies. Should there be a defect in the area where the pad touches down, it will inevitably be transferred to the object which is printed. In such a case, the cliche should be replaced.

1: THICK STEEL PAD PRINTING PLATE

PAD PRINTING PLATES

This classic cliche is produced from special high-grade, abrasion-proof steel. Its area of application is found primarily in the industrial sector. Steel clichés are especially suited to high quantity printing runs and closed ink systems. The quality of these clichés is unequaled. This is evident from their absolute sharpness of contour, multi-stage etching, utilization of screens of all types, very fine surface, low susceptibility to physical damage and consistency in high quantity printing runs. The number of prints which can be achieved using this cliche comes to at least 1,000,000 doctoring operations.

  • *Maximum Cycles: 1,000,000 can be achieved
  • Virtually any size cliché is available. We stock most of the industries popular sizes for a variety of machine brands and models.

  • Cliché Thickness is generally between 10mm to 15mm

  • Etch Depth can be varied depending on the percent of the screen tint film and exposure time.

  • Thick Steel cliché material has a highly polished finish with abrasion-proof steel for Finest print quality. Rockwell Hardness: ~55 to 58 Hrc.

2: THIN STEEL PAD PRINTING PLATE

PAD PRINTING PLATES

This is a strip of spring steel, 0.5 mm (0.02 in.) in thickness, with a very fine surface, and a hardness ranging between approx. 48 and 54 Rockwell. In the press, the steel strip is held in the ink well by a metal plate. The advantage of steel strip cliches over photopolymer ones is that within one cliche, sections of a motif can be screened while other sections are not. As well, etching can be done in stages, i.e., certain portions of a motif can be etched more or less deeply than others. The quantity of prints which can be made depends on the type of press used and the settings, as a steel strip cliche is somewhat softer than a doctor blade. In practice, the serviceability allows between 20,000 and 100,000 printing runs.

  • *Maximum Cycles: 50,000 can be achieved

  • Thin steel clichés are cut per customer specifications

  • Cliché Thickness is generally between 0.3mm to 0.5mm

  • Etch Depth can be varied depending on the percent of the screen tint film and exposure time.

  • Thin Steel cliché material has a highly polished finish with abrasion-proof steel for Finest print quality. Rockwell Hardness: ~55 to 58 Hrc.

3: ALUMINIUM PAD PRINTING PLATE

This type of plate is developed by TAMPOPRINT GERMANY.

4: STEEL ROLLER PAD PRINTING PLATE

ROTARY PAD PRINTING MACHINE

For rotary presses, steel rollers are necessary. Since the printing may sometimes be done in a scope of 360°, the film montage and production of the rollers is very expensive. Special etching equipment is also required.

5: CERAMIC PAD PRINTING PLATE

This type of is also developed by TAMPOPRINT GERMANY, the biggest advantage of this type of plate is huge number of imperssions obtained as the plate is of ceamic materic and never gets rusted or worn out

6: PHOTO-POLYMER PAD PRINTING PLATE

Photopolymer cliches consist of a UV light sensitive layer of plastic which, if necessary, is bonded to a metal carrier by an adhesive coating. Single as well as double-layer materials are used for photopolymer cliches. With the latterlayer of approx. 25 µm is generally carried off during the developing process. These cliches are unsuited to screened motifs. The thickness of the single-layer material is up to 400 µm, and the etching depth is controlled by the exposure and the use of a screen.The number of prints which can be obtained using this cliches lies in the range of some 10.000 doctoring operations. Under optimal conditions runs up to 100.000 prints are attainable. Areas of use for this type of cliche include (progressive) proofs, pre-series runs and smaller jobs.

We bring you the best Pad Printing Machine both the worlds, Open Ink-Well as well a Closed Cup.

Open Inkwell Pad Printing Machine versus Closed Cup Pad Printing Machine

Benefits of Open-Inkwell over Closed-Cup Machine

Benefits of Closed-Cup over Open Inkwell Machine 

Open Inkwell / Closed Cup Machine

Open Inkwell Pad Printing Machine – PRINT LINK

Round or Circular Shape Pads are included in this category. We have around 128 different shapes in this category.

  • Standard Pads are available almost immediately.

  • Long service life even in continous operation.

  • High flexibility.

  • Resistant to aggressive inks.

  • Desired Shore A hardness available.

Round Catalogue

Closed Cup Pad Printing Machine – PRINTELL AUTOMATION

Square and Rectangular Shape Pads are included in this category. We have around 145 different shapes in this category.

  • Standard Pads are available almost immediately.

  • Long service life even in continous operation.

  • High flexibility.

  • Resistant to aggressive inks.

  • Desired Shore A hardness available.

SQUARE Catalogue

Great benefits from Our Printing Pads

Our Pads are produced from best German silicone Companies like Wacker, Dow Corning

LOGO
  • 100% Refund if not satisfied with Quality

  • 100% GST Complaint, Monthly Upload

  • Cost Effective

  • Timely Delivery through Reputed Courier / Transporter with Dispatch Tracking

  • Invoices, Dispatched Details sent through Emails, Whatsapp and SMS

  • Quick Customer Service and Feedback

  • Factory Visit in case of Major Requirements or Critical Problems

  • Online FAQ, Support HUB, Chat Facility

Other Manufacturers

  • No Refund or Late Replacement

  • No Guarantee

  • Very Expensive

  • Untimely Delivery or dispatched through Bad Courier / Transporter

  • Invoices, Dispatched Details sent only through Emails

  • Late or NO Customer Service or Feedback

  • No such Factory Visit in case of Major Requirements or Critical Problems

  • No such Service

Pad Printing 101.

The ultimate Purchase Guide which will advice you on how to Buy, maintain, re-use and safely discard after use our Pad Printing Plates, Silicone Pads, Inks.

Pad Printing Machine Buy Guide

Curabitur ac leo nunc estibul et mauris vel ante finibus.

Pad Printing Plate Buy Guide

Curabitur ac leo nunc estibul et mauris vel ante finibus.

Pad Printing Silicone Pad Buy Guide

Curabitur ac leo nunc estibul et mauris vel ante finibus.

Pad Printing Ink Buy Guide

Curabitur ac leo nunc estibul et mauris vel ante finibus.

Other Pad Printing Supplies.

View all products
PAD PRINTING PLATES

Pad Printing Steel Plates

The Cliché or Steel Plate is the carrier of the print motif

PAD PRINTING FIXTURE

Pad Printing JIg Fixtures

The Jig fixture is a female cavity of the substrate you want to print on.

Doctor Blades / Inkcups

Doctor Blades or Ink cups are used for doctoring operation in Pad Printing Machine.