Offering High Quality Printing Pads

Teca-Print USA carries a full line of the highest quality silicones for manufacturing printing pads. By utilizing a combination of European made and locally sourced silicones, we offer the most high quality yet economical printing pads on the market. Using a vast selection of long life molds, we ensure the highest accuracy for placement and level on our wood or aluminum bases to deliver a good pad print for your product.

We are happy to offer an ever-growing line of quality printer pads! If you are having trouble selecting the correct pad, please don’t hesitate to contact our Customer Service Department directly.

Choose The Right Shape

In selecting the proper pad printing pads for your needs, there are many shape considerations that you’ll need to keep in mind. Shape is a vital factor due to its impact on the rolling action of the pad printing pad.

You’ll need to make differences in your selection based on whether you’re printing flat or spherical objects, as spherical or curved objects will require a flatter pad to properly transfer the ink to the surface. You also want to avoid undersized pads that can cause distortion at the edges of your images. Perfectly flat printing pads may have air trapped between the pad and plate, which can lead to irregular ink pickup. Similarly, a pad printing pad that delivers too much pressure can cause ink distortion, causing issues with the print quality. In general, you will want to use the largest, hardest, and most pointed pad possible for your application to ensure ease of transfer to your part.

Choose The Right Size

When you’re selecting your pad printing pads, you’ll usually find that the larger the pad, the less distortion you’ll have in your image. Generally speaking, you’ll want to use a pad that is 20-30% larger than your image size. However, you’ll also be limited by the maximum pad size that your printing machine can accept. This is often dictated by the distance that is available between the machine’s body and the cliche plate, as well as how well it can compress hard and large pad printing pads.

The Durometer of Your Printing Pad

To select the right durometer, you’ll want to work with the hardest, or highest durometer, printing pad that has the sharpest angle to gain the best image printing quality. Exceptions to this relate to printing machine pad compression capability, pad height room, and substrate features such as shape, ability to resist pressure, and surface texture.

 

Teca-Print’s Pad Materials & Process

Our pads are created using a process that mixes silicon oil, raw silicon, and a catalyst. We pour this mixture into special molds that are designed to match different pad sizes and shapes. Unlike our competitors, our pads are molded, in-mold, to their wooden or aluminum bases. This allows us to produce a much more accurate and repeatable quality printing pad. Our pads are available in a wide range of hardness, as well as in specialty silicones such as “ultra-dry” or “anti-static” pads.

Printing Pad Quality & Life Expectancy

As with so many aspects of printing, the quality of the materials that you use plays a strong role in not only how well your printing will come out, but also how long your pad printing pads will last. We provide a full line of the highest quality silicones when we manufacture our pads forpad printing, which is why we can ensure that you’ll gain the highest possible accuracy for your placement, and longest life expectancy of your pads.

We combine a range of quality European and locally sourced silicones to provide exceptional quality at an economical price point. Our pads generally last for approximately 50,000 impressions, giving you a strong return on your investment, though you’ll gain more impressions based on maintenance of the pad printing pads, their storage between production runs, and the properties of the substrates onto which the printing is being done.

 

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pad printing pads, shapes, sizes & materials

Pad Printing Pads from Teca-Print

By selecting high-quality pad printing pads that are designed to fit your specific printing needs, you can gain exceptional pad printing quality for your process. To learn more about our products, check out our pad printing catalog. For additional information or help in finding the right pad printing pads, please contact us today.

Contact our Sales Department to place your order or to discuss your project needs.

This round shaped pad has a rounded top and is great for printing circular images onto flat or slightly convex surfaces.

Examples of applications are shirt pins, container lids, knobs, hockey pucks and baseballs.

This round shaped pad has a rounded top and is great for printing circular images onto flat or slightly convex surfaces.

Examples of applications are shirt pins, container lids, knobs, hockey pucks and baseballs.

This rectangular shaped pad is designed to print slightly oblong images. They are best for printing onto smooth, flat or convex shaped surfaces.

Examples of applications are cell phone cases, keychains, tagless t-shirts, labels, and automotive parts.

This rectangular shaped pad is designed to print slightly oblong images. They are best for printing onto smooth, flat or convex shaped surfaces.

Examples of applications are cell phone cases, keychains, tagless t-shirts, labels, and automotive parts.

This long rectangular shaped pad has a roof top print surface for printing very thin, elongated images or fonts.

Examples of application are rulers, pens/pencils/markers, panels, and wrenches/tools.

This long rectangular shaped pad has a roof top print surface for printing very thin, elongated images or fonts.

Examples of application are rulers, pens/pencils/markers, panels, and wrenches/tools.

This large round pad has a cone shaped top and is great for printing large circular images on flat surfaces.

Examples of applications are large circular container tops, coasters, circular dials, saucers, and clock faces.

This large round pad has a cone shaped top and is great for printing large circular images on flat surfaces.

Examples of applications are large circular container tops, coasters, circular dials, saucers, and clock faces.

This rectangular shaped pad is designed to print slightly oblong images. They are best for printing onto smooth, flat or convex shaped surfaces.

Examples of applications are keychains, tagless t-shirts, labels, automotive parts, and zippo lighters.

This rectangular shaped pad is designed to print slightly oblong images. They are best for printing onto smooth, flat or convex shaped surfaces.

Examples of applications are keychains, tagless t-shirts, labels, automotive parts, and zippo lighters.

This long rectangular shaped pad has a roof top print surface for printing elongated images or fonts. Examples of application are angled rulers, wrenches/tools, angled panels, and automotive parts.

This long rectangular shaped pad has a roof top print surface for printing elongated images or fonts.

Examples of application are angled rulers, wrenches/tools, angled panels, and automotive parts.

This long rectangular shaped pad has a roof top print surface for printing elongated images or fonts. Examples of application are angled rulers, wrenches/tools, angled panels, and automotive parts.

This long rectangular shaped pad has a roof top print surface for printing elongated images or fonts.

Examples of application are angled rulers, wrenches/tools, angled panels, and automotive parts.

This rectangular shaped pad is designed to print slightly oblong images. They are best for printing onto smooth, flat or convex shaped surfaces.

Examples of applications are cell phone cases, keychains, tagless t-shirts, labels, and automotive parts.

This rectangular shaped pad is designed to print slightly oblong images. They are best for printing onto smooth, flat or convex shaped surfaces.

Examples of applications are cell phone cases, keychains, tagless t-shirts, labels, and automotive parts.

This rectangular pad is designed for printing very elongated images or font. Examples of applications are rulers, saw blades, and long panels.

This rectangular pad is designed for printing very elongated images or font. Examples of applications are rulers, saw blades, and long panels.

This fish belly shaped pad is best for printing fonts or thin images. The unique shape provides structure to prevent distortion and a small surface area for less contact to the part.

Examples of applications are tubes, cables, catheters and dental devices.

This fish belly shaped pad is best for printing fonts or thin images. The unique shape provides structure to prevent distortion and a small surface area for less contact to the part.

Examples of applications are tubes, cables, catheters and dental devices.

This short rectangular shaped pad is designed to print oblong images. They are best for printing onto smooth, flat or convex shaped surfaces.

Examples of applications are rectangular lids, cell phone cases, automotive parts, mugs, cups, and containers.

This short rectangular shaped pad is designed to print oblong images. They are best for printing onto smooth, flat or convex shaped surfaces.

Examples of applications are rectangular lids, cell phone cases, automotive parts, mugs, cups, and containers.

This rectangular shaped pad is designed to print small oblong images. They are best for printing onto smooth, flat or convex shaped surfaces.

Examples of applications are keychains, tagless t-shirts, rectangular buttons, zippo lighters, and small rectangular container tops.

This rectangular shaped pad is designed to print small oblong images. They are best for printing onto smooth, flat or convex shaped surfaces.

Examples of applications are keychains, tagless t-shirts, rectangular buttons, zippo lighters, and small rectangular container tops.

This small cylindrical shaped pad has a slightly conical shaped top and is great for printing small

circular images. Examples of applications are small buttons, keyboard keys, small tube caps, and jewelry.

This small cylindrical shaped pad has a slightly conical shaped top and is great for printing small

circular images. Examples of applications are small buttons, keyboard keys, small tube caps, and jewelry.

This small cylindrical shaped pad has a dome shaped top and is great for printing small circular images onto flat or convex surfaces.

Examples of applications are golf balls, ping pong balls, bottle tops, and small tokens.

This small cylindrical shaped pad has a dome shaped top and is great for printing small circular images onto flat or convex surfaces.

Examples of applications are golf balls, ping pong balls, bottle tops, and small tokens.

This small square pad is designed to print small square images onto flat or slightly convex surfaces.

Examples of applications are keyboard keys, square buttons, Legos, and small electronic devices.

This small square pad is designed to print small square images onto flat or slightly convex surfaces.

Examples of applications are keyboard keys, square buttons, Legos, and small electronic devices.

This special shaped rectangular pad is designed to print long thin lines or fonts.

This special shaped rectangular pad is designed to print long thin lines or fonts.

This large fish belly shaped pad is best for printing fonts or thin images. The unique shape provides structure to prevent distortion and a small surface area for less contact to the part.

Examples of applications are tubes, containers, labels, large cables, pens/pencils/markers and panels.

This large fish belly shaped pad is best for printing fonts or thin images. The unique shape provides structure to prevent distortion and a small surface area for less contact to the part.

Examples of applications are tubes, containers, labels, large cables, pens/pencils/markers and panels.

This rectangular shaped pad is designed to print oblong images. They are best for printing onto smooth, flat or convex shaped surfaces.

Examples of applications are cell phone cases, rectangular lids, metal/glass/plastic business cards, panels, and small bags.

This rectangular shaped pad is designed to print oblong images. They are best for printing onto smooth, flat or convex shaped surfaces.

Examples of applications are cell phone cases, rectangular lids, metal/glass/plastic business cards, panels, and small bags.

This small cylindrical shaped pad has a slightly conical shaped top and is great for printing small circular images.

Examples of applications are bottle tops, small tokens, circular batteries, and guitar picks.

This small cylindrical shaped pad has a slightly conical shaped top and is great for printing small circular images.

Examples of applications are bottle tops, small tokens, circular batteries, and guitar picks.

Looking for something specific? View our full pad catalog here.