Pad printing

Do you want to give your product a unique appearance with your own name or logo? Or maybe you want to print clear user instructions on your product? User instructions may include a warning or the direction to turn. Pad printing, also known as tampography or tampo printing, is also possible on Caplugs’ dip moulded products.

How does pad printing work?

We use pad printing as a finish to add printed text or logos to dip moulded products. It is a printing method that can be used for almost any surface and shape. The design is photographically applied to a plastic-coated metal plate (also called a cliché). The cliché is then filled with ink and the pad, a silicone pressure pad, transfers the design from the cliché to the vinyl product.

Advantages of tampo printing

Tampo printing, has a number of advantages. For example, the technique is not bound to the shape of a product. In addition, because of the elasticity of the stamp, it is possible to print various shapes. An example of suitable products for this technique are the protective sleeves used on the handles of ball valves.

Pad printing colours

Tampography can be used to print one or more colours. At Caplugs, logos can be added in one colour. If several complex colours are desired, this is available on special request. A new printing plate has to be created for each colour, making it naturally more expensive than a single-colour print.

Would you like to get a print on your product? Then send us your digital file. We will use it to create a printing plate. You will certainly like the end result.