PAD PRINTING IN PRINTBERG
Printberg, over the past 25 years, made the pad its strength, its machinery and innovating constantly searching for new material, machines and inks for the realization of the press.
Printberg has equipped a broad beam of pad printing that can ensure the highest satisfaction both from the point of view of production and quality. Able to realize pad printing up to 6 colors simultaneously on any type of material, such as bottles, or objects which require pre-treatments (polypropylene, steel, glass-filled nylon ...), up to a maximum size of 18 cm for single printed .
At Printberg, the entire production process, from prepress to the realization of the cliché, from the creation of the Pantone spot colors to the pad itself, come realized internally.
WHAT IS PAD PRINTING?
Pad printing is a technique that allows printing images on any type of material and of any form, allowing a precise and clear print.
The process begins by creating the chosen design in digital format, then it is printed on a film and, after that, photo etched on the photopolymer cliché under UV light. Once poured the ink into the glass inking, we attach to the glass the cliché with magnets and start printing: the pad picks up the ink from the cliché and proceeds with the press.
The type of pad, which can change in shape and hardness, thanks to its flexibility can adapt to different shapes, and it is therefore possible to print on objects concave, curved, convex but also smooth or rough.
Thanks to the variety of color and inks on the market, for each material, you can find the ink according to the client needs.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Among the various hypotheses that seems more founded, wants the pad printing born in Switzerland in the 50s where the watchmakers were looking for a printing method that would allow them to have a precision worthy of their quality standards.
Since that time, the kind of printing is evolving constantly: from the pad made with gelatin we passed to the ones made with silicon; we have now solvent-based inks; we moved from the steel cliché to the photopolymer cliché. All this has allowed us to expand the range of materials on which we can print, including improving the print quality and productivity.