Pad printing ceramic rings

Pad printing (or tampography) is a printing process that transfers a 2-D image onto a 3-D object. The process involves an image being transferred from the cliché via a silicone pad onto a substrate.

Pad printing is used for printing on products in many industries including medical, packaging, watch industry, automotive, promotional, apparel, and electronic objects, as well as appliances, sports equipment and toys.

It can also be used to print functional materials such as conductive inks, structural inks, adhesives, dyes and lubricants.

SCERAM manufactures 2 major elements of the pad printing process:

Doctor blades:
It is used remove the ink from the plate surface, leaving ink on the cliché’s etched artwork area ready for the pad to pick up.

2 materials available:
Zirconia Oxide (ZrO2-Y2O3 PSZ)
Tungsten Carbide (WC)