View Full Version : Pad Printing

Jared Greenberg
08-15-2011, 12:16 PM
Looking for some information on pad printing. I have searched this forum and tried locally to find someone, without any luck.

Does anyone here use a pad printer? If so just looking for some information on types, set up etc.

AL Ursich
08-18-2011, 5:07 PM
Search "You tube Pad Printer".... That will fill you with knowledge...


Joe Hillmann
10-14-2011, 2:28 PM
I built one last summer. I ordered my supplies from Imprintor (they are the only company I could find that would deal in small quantities). I had planned on doing it for people who don't want to order thousands of items but only want a few dozen, and by offering to do small quantities I would have just had much higher prices.
The printer worked pretty well, I burned my plates with my laser and also cut out jigs to hold the part printed on the laser. I could do a job of a hundred parts including making the plate and jig to hold the parts in about a half hour. But then the clean up of the ink was a huge headache. It probably took longer to clean everything up than it did to do everything else. I decided at the time not to spend any more time on it.

If you have any speceffic questions I did quite a bit of research on them and have a few weeks of first hand experience with it and may be able to help you out a bit.