Pad printing results are attributed to the following inputs:
Traditionally the plates are generally of
thick steel material which is made by a very special process of
hardening and etched by chemical milling process. These
plates are sized, ground, toughened, lapped, polished and etched. The
whole process cycle take about 25 days. Hence standard sizes are
mostly in stock and special clichés/ plates need time.
Standard clichés/ plates sizes
70 X 100 X 10 mm3
70 X 140 X 10
100 X 100 X 10 mm3
100 X 210 X 10 mm3
100 X 215 X 10 mm3
100 X 250 X 10 mm3
150 X 200 X 10 mm3
150 X 300 X 10 mm3
Generally they fit most machines. We use
Japanese and German machines for making these plates.
The plates are made in a material contain properties to last at
least 3,00,000 impression but our plates are known to last more
than 1.5 million impressions depending on machine, designs,
A good clichés will need a very accurate depth. The
selection of depth is very important. For example if the lines
are thin then 18-20 microns are enough but if the design has a
patch the depth will need to be increased upto even 30-35
Printing on ceramic with ceramic colors will require more depth,
hence only a specialist with years of experience can make these
Nowadays the cost of steel has really gone up hence most of
companies find the cost of 10mm thick plates very high and they
want thin steel plates. We also make thin steel plates, some
sizes come in very high surface finish of ra value <0.05 - 0.09
mu. Both are extremely polished surface. The hardness of both
type is 50 - 52 HRC.
Generally the following sizes are available
70 X 140 X 0.5 mm
100 X 210 x 0.5 mm
100 X 215 X 0.5 mm
100 X 250 X 0.5 mm
150 X 300 X 0.5 mm
150 X 325 X 0.5 mm
250 X 270 X 0.5 mm
100 X 600 X 0.5 mm
As clichés or
plates for pad printing have very high importance hence
selection of proper plates or clichés is extremely critical for
Selection of Clichés or Plates- The selection of plates
or clichés depends on many requirements:
Based on nature of pad printing jobs
Is the need to
make clichés for long term production? One design for high
mileage. : Thick metal clichés or Ceramic
frequency of change over very high? but each design needs only a
few thousand prints, : Thin Micro Clichés/Aloxid
clichés or thin metal clichés.
production unplanned? Which means clichés by an easy process
in-house? : Classic use of POLYMER
requirement could to print with liquid chocolate on biscuits or
candies. You need resistance of clichés to water as the inks are
alcohol or water based. Also non toxic effects and high mileage
are required. This is a classic example for use of
Based on machines size requirements of
General sizes: 100×100 ×10mm & 70×100×10mm
We are making world class pad printing plates or clichés.
printing ALOXID plates.
printing steel plates.
for rotary pad printers.
for rotary pad printers.