How does Pad Printing work?

  1. Image is etched in a plate.
  2. The plate is flooded with ink and wiped clean, leaving ink in the etched area only.
  3. The surface of the ink becomes tacky causing in to cling to the printing pad and sealing that side of the ink film.
  4. Pad lifts the ink and exposes the other side of the ink film; ink becomes tacky and sticks to the part.

 

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