Pad Printing

Pad printing is an offset process. An engraved plate is coated with ink, then squeegeed, leaving wet ink on the plate in the engraved pattern. A silicone pad is pressed onto the plate and rises with the inked image. The inked pad descends onto the component and imprints the image. Because the pad is pliable, it can form around irregular surfaces, such as golf balls and cylindrical containers.