Pad Printing

Folex Digital Print Media

Pad printing is a printing process that can transfer a 2-D image onto a 3-D object. This is accomplished using an indirect offset (gravure) printing process that involves an image being transferred from the cliché via a silicone pad onto a substrate. Pad printing is used for printing on otherwise impossible products in many industries including medical, automotive, promotional, apparel, and electronic objects, as well as appliances, sports equipment and toys. It can also be used to deposit functional materials such as conductive inks, adhesives, dyes and lubricants.

Physical changes within the ink film both on the cliché and on the pad allow it to leave the etched image area in favor of adhering to the pad, and to subsequently release from the pad in favor of adhering to the substrate.

The unique properties of the silicone pad enable it to pick the image up from a flat plane and transfer it to a variety of surfaces, such as flat, cylindrical, spherical, compound angles, textures, concave, or convex surfaces..

  The pad printing plate is a metal or plastic plate, in which the image is etched. Depending on the application, you can choose nylon, thin steel or thick steel plates depending on the cost and length of your print run.
  Very simple to make (requires no special equipment except for an exposure unit) but last between 5 000 to 15 000 prints.
Reproject P HD
  Still relatively simple to produce (requires an exposure unit and a special etching machine), but the lifetime of these plates is longer: between 20 000 to 100 000 prints.
  These are 10 mm plates in special Chrome-steel. These plates are difficult to etch and require special devices. The endurance can be up to 1,000,000 prints!
  We have a range of over 2000 pad moulds in stock, with despatch within 3 - 5 days. Urgent orders can be dispatched in 48 hours.

If your needs cannot be met by one of our standard pads, we can design and manufacture a "special" to complete the job.

We use only the finest raw materials and offer a range of hardnesses from Shore 0030 (very soft) to Shore 0080 (very hard), as well as a variety of rubbers - New formulations com.
Longlife Pro Matt WO
  Longlife Pro Matt WO provides brilliant, vibrant images onto tear free, white polyester film which does not require lamination. This attractive matt white film is ideal for long life, archival applications and as a universal colour toner film. It has the same printable coating on both sides and is available in a variety of different thicknesses. To produce durable manuals, outdoor signs, Point of Sale, Point of Purchase, charts, maps, signage, menu cards, etc.
subsection-Folabase Soft A
  This range includes both inks containing 1 component and inks containing 2 components. Inks containing 2 components are particularly used for printing on plastics, such as PE, metals and coated surfaces. For printing on glass and ceramics a special glass hardener is used.jam.
subsection-Folabase Soft A

Hall Print Solutions provide an range of consumables allowing us to offer you the complete pad printing service.

These include a wide range of production aids to assist operatives during your print operation while at the same time offering additional personal protection.

Using our range of production can help reduce set up and clean down times and furthermore increase your production output.

  • Mixing Cups
  • Viscospatula
  • Brown Tape
  • Powder Free Latex Gloves
  • Barrier Cream
  • Industrial Cleaning Cloth