Products - Pad Printing and Digital Printing Equipment and Supplies
ITW Trans Tech offers Pad Printing Machines, Digital Inkjet Equipment, Automation Systems, Printing Pads, Printing Plates (Cliches), Printing Inks, Rapid Prototyping Services, Tooling, Laser Etching Equipment and supplies as well as additional product decorating solutions for manufacturing companies of all sizes.
Automated Pad Printing Applications
Automated pad printers can save your company time and money if you print items on a regular basis. The additional up-front cost of a automated pad printer vs. a manual pad printer can be quickly offset in labor cost savings.
Dispenser Package Pad Printing System
View examples of Trans Tech automated pad printing solutions like the high-speed Sealcup 90 pad printer: all-mechanical cam-operated bench model with hermetically sealed ink cup, interfaced to fully automated pad printing system.
Weiss Indexing Ring Application
Medical Device - Automated Pad Printing System for pad printing two-color images on front and back of a medical device.
High Speed 60 & 90 Pad Printing Machines
To meet or exceed the higher speed requirements of automated pad printing systems, ITW Trans Tech offers two special sealed ink cup machines: MHS 60 and MHS 90
"Fast Track" Pad Printing System Design
In designing pad printing systems “Don’t reinvent the wheel.” This applies to any task that requires solving a problem that may have already been solved.
Medical Catheter Pad Printing Application
Because various medical devices like catheters that require graduations, numbers and logos must often be viewed from both sides, two sets of images must be applied wiht a pad printing solution
Automotive Knob Pad Printing Application
Occasionally, in the concept stage, a potential pad printing application will be tagged by our engineers with the "perfect for modular " label. The term refers to our modular pad printing systems which we have used over the years for simpler, semi-automatic machines comprised of standard components configured within limited parameters
Medical Luerlock Pad Printer Application
The sealed ink cup pad printing method allowed our clients to decorate medical luerlocks at a rate of 1500 parts per hour and to be able to do so with minimal operator involvement
NPE-06 Mug Pad Printing Robot
Pad printing system demonstrates how three of our standard machines can be interfaced to a programmed EPSON™ robot unit to achieve a multicolor imprint.
Rotary Automation - Rotary Gravure Pad Printing
In the rotary pad printing process, ink is first picked up by a cliché drum, which is analogous to the plate in the standard process.
Syringe Barrel Pad Printing Application
HIGH-SPEED, high-volume pad printing of syringe barrels
Multicolor Slide Mount Pad Printing Application
Automation Case Study: Pad Printing Four-Color Images on 35mm Slide Mounts
Toothbrush Pad Printing Application
DESIGNING, a semi-automatic system for decorating one of the most common household items can be uncommonly challenging as our engineers discovered with this toothbrush pad printing machine.
TV Housing Pad Printing Application
TV Housing Project Perfect Fit For Pad Printing & 'Fast-Track' Machine
Marker Button Pad Printing Application
An automated application that is unique for what can't be seen: an indexing device that is all but concealed from view but critical for moving parts into the printing area and holding them securely during the image transfer
Automotive Bezel Pad Printing Application
One of the features of our Combi line of sealed ink cup pad printers is the flexibility of using a wide range of cups of different sizes in various positions. This allows printing of multicolor images or multi-part images over a large area
Trans Tech's digital product line is offered in addition to our existing line of pad printing machines, systems and consumables. Digital printing equipment and supplies focus on the growing industrial decorating market for on-demand, variable and short-run marking and decorating applications in both four-color process and spot colors.
ColorBond™ UV Curable Inkjet Inks
CMYK, White, and Clear inkjet ink platform is engineered for use in piezoelectric, drop-on-demand print heads. These inks provide excellent adhesion to recommended substrates.
Digital Printing Solutions Glossary of Terms
Trans Tech On-Demand™ Digital Solutions to Product Decorating Glossary of Common Industry Terms
InDecs™ Series Direct-to-Substrate Printers
The InDecs™ Series of industrial inkjet printers from Trans Tech combine the features of high precision production tools with the flexibility of digital printing.
ANTI-STATIC accessories from ITW Trans Tech are useful for maintaining pad surface cleanliness and image quality in manual as well as automated single and multicolor pad printing operations. These devices help to greatly reduce part rejects and increase productivity by neutralizing static charges on and near the printing pad and part, thereby reducing dust attraction and its resultant printing problems.
Ecocure - Ink Curing Tunnel
ECOCURE ink curing tunnel from ITW Trans Tech is an economical unit ideal for curing pad printing inks, especially two-component inks using hardeners.
Infra Red Ink Curing for High-Volume Production
INFRARED (IR) is an effective means of curing pad printing inks applied as dark images on light-color substrate materials. The infrared light waves are absorbed by the dark-colored print area only, whereas the light color of the substrate reflects the infrared light.
MBM Vacuum Exposure Unit
UV Light Exposure Device for Making Polymer Cliché Plates. The Trans Tech MBM Vacuum Exposure Unit is the perfect tool to assist you in making cliché plates for test printing samples, prototype products and low-volume production runs.
Pad Blowers - A Smart Printing Accessories
The key to pad printing a good image is in getting a full release of ink from the pad to the part. A pad blower moves a larger volume of air across the surface of the pad than would normally occur. The unit works by focusing compressed air that is dry and clean through a flexible hose and nozzle that are pointed at the pad.
Plate Washer- Polymer Processing Unit
PLATEWASHER processing device from ITW Trans Tech is an economical unit ideal for consistent do-it-yourself results in making plastic padprinting cliché plates, including alcohol-washout type polymers. The benefit of the PlateWasher is in producing repeatable, high-quality washouts, plate after plate, regardless of operator skill level.
Primocure - Ink Curing Tunnel
The PRIMOCURE Drying Conveyor from ITW Trans Tech is an essential auxiliary item for the curing of pad printing inks in large and small production runs. Heat curing with this unit is an effective method for accelerating ink drying on pad printed parts so that they may be handled or packed without damage.
Electronic Index Shuttle Programmable Part Indexing Device for Multicolor Pad Printing
Electronic Index Shuttle from Trans Tech is one of our most successful pad printing auxiliary devices, designed to increase productivity, speed and accuracy, especially in multicolor applications.
Reciprocating Cup Slide Auxiliary Device for Pad Printing
The Reciprocating Cup Slide enables pad printing of images up to eighteen inches in length with sealed ink cup technology by using either existing sealed ink cup or conventional pad printing machines.
RedStar MultiCup: Features Liner-Plus-Doctor-Ring System
AN innovative twist on an industry standard design has produced a revolutionary method for containing ink in a closed cup for pad printing machines.
SLD Special Lapping Disc For Sealed Ink Cups
The Special Lapping Disc For Sealed Ink Cups Extends Lifetime of Ink Cups Improves Print Quality Increases Productivity
SpaceFrame Uses ExpressLiner Disposable Ink Cups
Ink cups have now come full circle, from being fragile and expensive to now nearly a disposable item with the SpaceFrame™ system using ExpressLiner™ plastic ink inserts with easily replaceable carbide metal or ceramic doctoring rings.
Two Position Dial Indexer
Two-Position Dial Turns Up Productivity In a typical installation on a Carousel 80 pad printing machine, a fourteen-inch diameter, two-position dial indexing table is fitted with two fixtures for a round tape measure.
Custom Color Inks For Pad Printing
The job specifications require a perfect match of ink in that color, padprinted onto the part. We employ equal parts of know-how and technology to come up with reliable formulas for customer-specified pad printing ink colors.
Medical Grade Pad Printing Inks
PAD printing inks Type B, P, PG & 434 from ITW Trans Tech have been approved for use in applications that require United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) 30, NF 25, 2007 certification, known as Medical Class VI.
Pad Printing Specialty Inks
Check out some of Trans Tech's specialty inks that will make your pad printing stand out in a crowd.
Standard Pad Printing Inks, Ink Additives and Solvents
From ABS to Wood and Silicone to Polypropylene, Trans Tech carries a huge selection (over 25 different lines) of standard, highly opaque pad printing inks, plus additives and solvents specially formulated for the product decorating industry. These top quality pad printing inks are available in single or two-component forms, plus UV-curable and sublimation types, enabling adhesion to various substrate materials, including plastics, metals and coated finishes.
Pad Printing Ink Product Line Summary (PDF)
Pad Printing Ink Additives
Pad Printing Ink Availability
Check the availability of Trans Tech Pad Printing Inks in your area
Pad Printing Ink Characteristics
Characteristics of pad printing ink from ITW Trans Tech
Ink Drying and Curing Times
Learn the drying times of the different pad printing inks from ITW Trans Tech including touch dry and Heat curing drying times as well as general information on Drying & Curing for Non-UV Inks
Ink To Substrate Compatibility
Recommended Pad Printing Substrates For The Different Types of Pad Printing Inks
StarLight LPM: Laser Plate Maker for Pad Printing Plates/Clichés
STARLIGHT LPM™ is a simple yet efficient laser plate making device for producing ready-to-use, high-quality plate for pad printing solid, screened and four-color process images in a wide range of product decorating applications.
Aero 60 Single-Color Pad Printer
The Aero 60 from Trans Tech is an electro-pneumatically driven, table-top pad printer that hits the target for operations seeking a machine with high value performance on lower-volume, single-color applications.
Aero 90 Single-Color Pad Printer
The Aero 90 from Trans Tech is an electro-pneumatically driven, table-top pad printer that hits the target for operations seeking a machine with high value performance on lower-volume, single-color applications.
Orion 130 Pad Printing Machine with Orbitor
AN INNOVATIVE accessory can now be fitted to the Orion 130 pad printer to enable decorating products with large, bold images up to 10 inches long and 3.5 inches wide. The device, named Orbiter™, uses a rotary silicone rubber padroll to transfer an ink image to a flat or cylindrical part from a steel foil cliché plate.
MKM 80.3 Sealed Ink Cup Pad Printer
The Trans Tech MKM 80.3 sealed ink cup pad printer is designed for a full range of multicolor applications at a most economical level. The concept unites complex precision technology with amazingly simple handling and offers a wide variety of potential usages.
MKM 125 Sealed Ink Cup Pad Printer
The Trans Tech MKM 125 sealed ink cup pad printer is designed for a full range of multicolor applications at a most economical level. The concept unites complex precision technology with amazingly simple handling and offers a wide variety of potential usages.
Syncro Pad Printing Platform
The Trans Tech Syncro platform is available in stand-alone as well as automation configurations. Its servo driven technology offers increased flexibility and high speed capability. The ExpressPadTM, SpaceFrameTM, and ExpressLinerTM systems offer unrivaled operator ease and convenience for set ups.
SprintPad ™ & DuraThon™ Pads
Trans Tech now offers two specially formulated silicone rubber pad materials: SprintPad™ – for quick start pad printing and DuraThon™ - for long-run print jobs.
Special Applications of Silicone Products
We are offering another special service to our industrial customers who have unique needs and applications for our silicone rubber products. When handling or packing various shapes and types of materials, there is often a need to secure an object firmly without damaging the surface.
SprintPads - Pad Printing Pads
SprintPads have quick start-ups, plus no "memory" holding of image after changeovers.
Pad Catalog From ITW Trans Tech (PDF)
Silicone Rubber Transfer Printing Pads Catalog
Designing Pads for Pad Printing
In the past 20 years, Trans Tech has test- printed and built pad printing systems for thousands of customers. Our print lab and engineering staff have solved printing problems from A to Z over a wide range of products and industries.
Proper Pad Selection (PDF)
How-To Pick the Perfect Pad For Your Pad Printing Application. WITH so many sizes, shapes and hardnesses, the proper selection of your silicone pad is important for successful pad printing.
Silicone Transfer Pad Care (PDF)
Proper pad care can increase the life of your pad and the quality of your pad printing operation
Plastic Cliche Plates
ITW Trans Tech offers a wide range of economical Plastic Cliché Plates to fit the full spectrum of pad printing applications. Each plate material type has valuable features and benefits that make it suitable for specific requirements and operation budget.
BGP Plastic Cliché Plates
Express-3 Plastic Click Plates
H2-Orange Plastic Click Plates
MBAW Plastic Cliche Plates
Red Polymer Cliche Plates
Starlight Laser Cliche Plates
MIST Cliche Plates
Looking for environmentally friendly products? Look no further than our brand new MIST Plastic Cliche Plate.
Steel Cliche Plates
Our industry-benchmark Hardened Steel clichés and Steel Drum rotary clichés hold the finest print image, recommended for production runs of a million cycles or more. From our special blend of steel to the attention to detail in the etching process, our plates offer the highest possible quality available.
Bargins and specials on pad printing equipment and supplies from ITW Trans Tech - From pre-owned or like-new pad printers (most machines even come with a Trans Tech warranty!) to inks, pads, cliches, and more. For more information on any of these offers
Pad Printing Supplies
Basic Pad Printing Supplies
Pad Printing Inks, Thinners and additives from ITW Trans Tech
Ink Viscosity Tool
ITW Trans Tech now offers an inexpensive reusable stainless steel ink spatula that can be used to monitor ink viscosity.
Inx-Off! High Performance Hand Cleaner
High performance ink remover for hands designed to effectively remove inks, lacquers, pad printing inks, multi-component inks, resins, glues and other residues from hands.
Pad Printer's Clean-Up Kit
Our most popular pad printing clean-up items are combined into one convenient and economical kit. These items are great for start-up operations or helping busy operators keep machines and tooling in top condition.
SkapeTape™ Pad Clean-Off Device Refill Rolls
Trans Tech is introducing our newly trademarked, clear, polypropylene tape used for cleaning silicone rubber pads: SkapeTape™.