As specialists, with years of experience in delivering bespoke projects for clients, we know pad printing inside-out. But we understand that not everyone is as well-versed on the subject. To help explain exactly what pad printing is and share its specific advantages with you, here’s our quick guide to this highly-skilled process:
What is Pad Printing?
First of all, it’s important to explain that pad printing is also know as ‘tampography’ or ‘tampo printing’, so when you come across any of those terms, they basically mean the same thing.
In a nutshell, this method of printing is all about transferring a 2-D print from a printing plate onto a 3-D object, by using a silicon pad. The pad lifts the image from the plate and is then pressed onto the 3-D object, where it transfers the ink and the required design. The process was first developed in Switzerland, where it was originally used to transfer print onto Swiss watches. But the technology has moved on a lot since then and is now used to print on a huge variety of products – with awkward shapes and sizes presenting no obstacle.
Pad Printing Advantages
There are tonnes of pad printing advantages…
Tampo pad printing advantages are numerous. Essentially, this technique means that you can print on just about any 3-D object. And images can be transferred to a wide range of textured surfaces too.
In practical terms, some examples might be printing logos onto tennis balls, manufacturer names onto pharmaceutical products or brand names onto perfume or drinks bottles. The possibilities are endless and at TBS Associates, we have become expert in using tampography for glass printing, metal printing and wood printing.
Other tampography advantages include speed, quality results and the ability to apply print to large numbers of 3-D products. As a mechanised process, multiple products can be printed on efficiently and the silicon pad transfer method ensures a high-quality finish on every single item. It’s easy to achieve great results and repeat them time and time again. Pad printing is simply the best way to customise your products, without incurring large costs.
For our tampo printing clients, we also offer a tampo printing collating process, which we can fulfil once we’ve finished printing all of the products included in your project.
Our aim is to make sure you achieve the high-quality, personalised product you are looking for from your order with us. We work hard to save you time and resource – always striving to relieve the pressure by helping you bring your project together and working closely with you along the way.
Why not get in touch with us today to find out more about our pad printing services? We’d be delighted to talk you through the process and how we can tailor it specifically for you, so you know your order is in safe hands. We will be pleased to answer any questions you may have for us.