Cliché Plates for Your Project

Teca-Print USA offers a range of the highest quality cliché plates available on the market today. From low-run water wash polymer, to high speed production ready thick steel, we have the cliché you need.


Cliché Plate Materials

** Used for making your own cliché plates and sold in packs of 10. All below plates can be cut to size and punched for printing with either Teca-Print USA machines or any other manufacturers machine. **

Cliché Plate

Water-Wash Polymer Cliché Plates

Purchase Water-Wash

  • Lasts up to 20,000 Cycles
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Recommended for open well ink systems
  • Ideal for small volume print jobs

Standard Alcohol Wash Polymer Cliché Plates

Purchase Standard

  • Lasts up to 25,000 Cycles
  • Recommended for open well ink systems
  • Ideal for small to medium volume print jobs

Long Life Red Polymer Cliché Plates (High Res)

Purchase Long Life

  • Lasts up to 75,000 Cycles
  • Robust material for preventing damage
  • Works well for open well and sealed ink systems
  • Ideal for medium volume print jobs

Laser Engravable Cliché Plates ** NEW **

Purchase Laser

  • Lasts up to 25,000 Cycles
  • Suitable for all standard laser systems
  • Can be used with all common pad printing inks
  • Works well for open well and sealed ink systems

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Graphic to Cliché Plate Services

In supplying us with an artwork or design, Teca-Print USA will manufacture your cliché plate for your project. A good cliché plate is key to ensuring a high quality print, so leave it to our graphics and plate making experts to produce a cliché that meets the quality standard required for your project needs.

Polymer Cliché Plates

Polymer Plate Service

Consisting of thin metal carrier plates covered with a UV light-sensitive polymer coating, polymer plates are used across a variety of applications in pad printing. Popular for their high flexibility and cost-effectiveness, polymer cliché plates are ideal for small and medium-sized print series.

  • Water Wash
  • Standard Alcohol Wash
  • Long Life Red Polymer (High Res)
  • Laser Engravable

Thin Steel Cliché Plates

Thin Plate Service

Thin Steel Cliché Plates

Thin steel plates 05 are plates made of thin steel (thickness approx. 0.5 mm). They have a light-sensitive coating like normal steel plates and undergo the same etching process.

  • Lasts up to 300,000 Cycles
  • Works well for open well and sealed ink systems
  • Ideal for medium volume print jobs
  • Cost effective alternative to thick steel

Thick Steel Cliché Plates

Purchase Laser

Thick Steel Cliché Plates

Coated with a light sensitive layer for etching, thick steel plates are made of high-quality special steel (hardness approx. 65 Rc) and are approx. 10 mm thick (plates with a thickness of 6 or 8 mm can also be used).

  • Lasts up to 2 Million Cycles
  • Made of high-quality steel
  • Works well for open well and sealed ink systems
  • Ideal for large volume print jobs

Please contact our sales team today to find out which type of plate is best for your project.

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