About Pad Printing

Pad Printing Technology has successfully printed on a wide variety of parts that come in many different shapes and sizes.  When you are designing a new product, we advise that you consult with us and we can guide you in the selection of material and surface texture to ensure successful printing before constructing the mold.

Types of material we pad print on include:

  • Kraton
  • Plastics
  • Metal
  • Wood
  • Glass
  • Composites
  • Paper
  • Rubber
  • Nylon
  • Leather and foam

Please view our pictures below to see examples of how our pad printing process will work on your products. Also take a look at our Global Spec Page


For single color pad printing our process pad printing rooms contain both open well and seal cup printers.  While both types of pad printers are capable of producing consistent images at fast rates, the design of each pad printer creates advantages for certain projects.

Pad printing  jobs that require multiple images on the same part can be printed with open well pad printers.  The design of the machines allows our operators to change from image to image with little down time, and less down time equals savings to the customer.

Pad printing seal cup ink well design, is a newer technology where the ink is sealed in a cup.  Since the ink in these pad printers is sealed, it remains at the proper viscosity for a longer period of time.  The operator spends less time maintaining the ink, which results in a higher output.  Again, higher output equals more savings to the customer.