Aka ‘Tampo Printing’
Pad-Printing is a method of imprinting that uses a silicone ball/pad to lift the color and design off of a plate and then transfer it on to the surface of the item to be imprinted.
Used for printing across relatively small areas on plastic items and when the area to be printed is difficult to get at or is contoured.
An inked image is transferred from a photo-etched plate to a thick, soft silicone pad. The pad is then pressed against the plastic part. The pad can wrap itself as much as 180° around a small object, and ink coverage is excellent.