New quality standard in pad printing
Pad printing is an indirect gravure process that transfers ink from the printing form cells via a conical or cylindrical silicone pad to surfaces of any shape. The range of possible applications is wider than ever – everything from tube and bottle closures, balls, toys, buttons, computer mice, domestic appliances, fittings, pens, and lighters to all kinds of promotional articles.
Polymer plates are now often used, but photoresist-coated steel plates are another option. This makes it easy to use one and the same CTP system – the Lüscher MultiDX! – which can image non-rectangular printing plates, too. There are also rotary pad printing plates that allow direct structuring on Digilas systems from Schepers.