Pad printing (also called tampography) is a printing process that can transfer a 2-D image onto a 3-D object. This is accomplished through an indirect offset (gravure) printing process that involves transferring an image from the cliché through a silicone pad to a substrate.


Pad printing is used to print on products that would otherwise be difficult to print in many industries, including medical, automotive, promotional, apparel, and electronics, 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.

We can apply one or two inks at the same time

Physical changes within the ink film on both the part and the pad allow the ink to move out of the etched image area to adhere to the pad, and subsequently to peel off the pad in favor of adhering to the substrate.

The unique properties of the silicone pad allow you to take the image from a plane and transfer it to a variety of surfaces, such as flat, cylindrical, spherical, compound angle, textured, concave or convex surfaces.

Extensive knowledge of
paterials and paints

This process is not new, we know that everyone has solved the technical printing process but our competitive advantage is in our extensive knowledge of inks and materials. We say yes to your project. With the experience of more than 75 years in the market, we have the knowledge that we have a long journey doing what others cannot. Whatever your need, we can apply one or more colors at the same time.

At Thierica Display we offer a wide range in our Pad Print system with capabilities and services that best meet the needs of your project. For more information, contact us to discuss the particular needs of your project.

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