What exactly is Pad Printing?

Pad Printing is a proven technique for precisely decorating medical and industrial objects with curved or flat surfaces.A pliable silicone pad stamps an image from an ink plate and transfers the image to the surface to be decorated.The pliable pad allows for precision decorating (printing) on a curved surface

What material substrates can you print on?

We are able to print on common plastics such as ABS or polycarbonate as well as metal, glass and acrylics. We also have the ability to print on more difficult substrates such as polypropylene, polyethylene, and acetals (such as delrin).

How precise are your images?

The prints are very precise. Our printing plates are created from high resolution vector-based images.We can typically hold tolerances of ± .025″.

Are you able to match custom colors?

Yes.We can match to Pantone Matching System (PMS) via PMS numbers or physical samples sent to us.

Do you pre-treat or post-treat printed parts?

Yes.Though many parts do not require.We are able to predetermine if pre-treating is necessary based on the Dyne level of the part. We have non-chemical pre-treatment methods for medical and other sensitive materials.

What size objects are you effectively able to print?

We have successfully printed text on objects as small as 2mm x 1mm.And, we routinely print housing components as large as 1.5sq ft.

Do you have a quality control process?

Yes.In fact, we have two levels of quality control.We have been referred to as a first-line-of-defense for a manufacturer’s quality control process.Each part we print is individually printed.There is no automation.Therefore, eyes are on every part we print.Sometimes parts do not fit into our holding fixture.If the part doesn’t fit into our holding fixture, we reject the part and return unprinted.If the part doesn’t fit into our holding fixture it more than likely would not pass a manufacturer’s final assembly inspection.This first level of QC saves time and money for our partners.The second level of QC involves quality of printing.Our QC process involves multiple daily inspections for each production run by a quality control supervisor.

How durable are the images you print?

In many cases, the product will no longer be usable before the printed image has faded.

Do you guarantee your work?

Yes.Claims of defects in workmanship and/or damage to customers parts will be honored up to 30 days after shipment.

What is your lead time?

Typically 14-21 days.Often we are able to turn parts around sooner.Some parts require a 6 day cure time before we ship and may require the full 21 day lead time.

Do you offer Certificates of Compliance, Ink Certifications, etc.?

Yes.Production and Set up procedures are documented.Please request C of C and/or ink cert on the purchase order.

Are your inks safe for medical products?

For medical products with Class VI requirements, we can offer a variety of inks that are Class VI certified.

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