At TBS Associates, we specialise in providing pad printing. Perhaps you are wondering how our services can benefit your business. After all, when it comes to ordering services and products, you need to know that you are getting the best option available at a reasonable price. Ultimately, the proof that you have made the right choice for your business is when you see profits on your investments.
We are confident that pad printing is beneficial for many businesses, and that it is the best choice for a cost-effective service which is quick and gives high quality results. Here we will explain what is involved in pad printing, and why it is the right choice for your business.
What is pad printing?
The first step to deciding if the method is right for you is to understand pad printing. This method has been used for a long time in a wide variety of industries. It is also known as tampo printing, which is based on a contraction of its full name, tampography. But what is it?
Imagine a traditional printer for paper, such as may be near you in the office whilst you are reading this article. The paper goes into the machine flat and smooth, and print heads transfer the ink to the surface. Now imagine that the paper did not go into the machine flat and smoothly, but instead it was creased, folded and crooked.
What would happen?
Obviously, the image would be distorted. Perhaps some parts would be missed out altogether, or other parts might have gaps when the paper is smoothed out. The same problem applies when applying logos and designs to uneven or irregular shaped items. For example, if you try to print on the rounded surface of a pen or a golf ball, you will quickly discover that the design you created has become warped, distorted or twisted.
This is where the tampo print technique comes in. The ink is used to cover a precision replica of the logo. A silicon pad is then pressed onto the ink, so that the logo is transferred to the pad. The pad is soft and flexible, so when it is pressed to the surface of the item, the design is imprinted smoothly and evenly. The silicon moulds around the item, so that there is no loss of coverage or distortion.
Pad Printing Benefits
The most important tampography benefits are:
- Speed – tampography can be carried out quickly. This means that your items will be ready in a short space of time.
- High quality imagery on uneven surfaces – whether you plan to sell the printed items or use them to advertise your business, this is the best choice for printing on uneven surfaces like children’s toys, balls, car parts or pens.
- Scalable – whether you need a limited print run or large numbers of items, the process is suitable for meeting your requirements.
- Low cost – this method is very cost effective and suitable for all budgets.
Advantages of pad printing for your business
There are two main ways that you might want to use our printing solutions. The first is for finishing off manufactured items for sale. For example, you might make car components which need a label adding, or you might manufacture children’s toys which need to be printed with a logo. We can finish your product with a logo, colour scheme, badge or decoration. Some clothing companies are using this method to remove the need for scratchy labels in their products by imprinting the care instructions straight onto the material.
The other common option is for promotional items. One of the best ways to get your company name known is to have useful promotional gifts for customers and prospective customers. We can print everything from pens to paperweights, golf balls to model cars. With our high-quality craftsmanship, you will impress your customers and make sure that they do not forget your company.
TBS Associates provide the best choice in pad printing
Our team is highly skilled. Not only do we have the equipment to carry out high quality work, but we also have years of experience. We even have our own inhouse artwork and design team, which means that we can offer you a full origination service with both MAC and PC generated artwork.
We encourage you to contact us to discuss how we can help your company. You can contact us using the details on the website, or by filling in the online enquiry form. You might be surprised at how affordable our high-quality printing services are.