Pad Printing Pads

Printex expertly engineers and manufactures high quality pads suited for many applications.

Choosing an Ideal Printing Pad

Proper selection of a silicone pad is essential for successful pad printing. Size, Shape and rigidity of the silicone rubber are the three most important things to consider.


Most importantly the transfer pad must fit into your machine and be capable of compressing the chosen shape and size. The printing pad should not interfere with the inking cup, cliché or any ink that may build up along the edges of the cliché while compressing.

When choosing the pad size for a particular application, keep in mind the pads body acts as the foundation for the print surface. If the print surface is not adequately supported, it will deform, resulting in image distortion or part damage. You must choose enough pad mass to avoid image distortion.