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The cliche is the carrier of the print motif.

Varying types of cliches are used depending on the desired print quality and quantity. The motif is recessed, etched into or washed out of the cliche. In order to assure smooth fitting and printing, the motif should be at a distance of at least 25 mm (1 inch) from the outer edge, and centered on the plate. In the case of long or fine lines, the motif must be at an angle of approx. 5° to 15° to the blade track in order for the doctor blade not to dip too low and scoop out too much ink. Numerous trials have shown that an etching depth of 25 μm is optimal for pad printing. Since the pad can only transfer a limited quantity of ink, a greater depth is pointless. At an etching depth of 25 μm, the pad only picks up an ink film of 12 μm. The rest remains in the depressions of the cliche. Because the ink film consists of approx. 40 % to 60 % thinner, which evaporates during the transfer and drying, the actual thickness of the ink film left on the substrate comes to around 5 μm – 8 μm, in some cases, as little as 2 μm. As an exception to the above statement, very fine fonts are etched at approx. 15 μm, and very large motifs, at approx. 30 μm. For very large surfaces, the dip of the doctor blade can be avoided by additionally copying a fine screen into the motif.

Steel clichés have a very long life expectancy, typically around 700,000 to 1,000,000 or more imprints can be expected. While nylon clichés have a much shorter life cycle, typically around 10,000 to 40,000 imprints depending upon various production factors. Obviously, steel plates are more expensive than nylon plates, but many customers choose steel over nylon for ease of production.

The proper etch depth for the printing plates will vary, between .0006″ to .0015″. The most common etch depths range from .001″ to .0012″ (24 to 28 microns). The theoretical ink lay down will vary according to the plate type, etch depth, shape & hardness of the silicone pad. The theoretical lay down ranges from .00057″ to .00075″ (12 to 16 microns), depending upon etch depth. Also, temperature, humidity and other factors in your environment may influence the variations of ink lay down.



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THICK STEEL PAD PRINTING PLATE

pad printing thick steel plate

This classic cliche is produced from special high-grade, abrasion-proof steel. Its area of application is found primarily in the industrial sector. Steel cliches are especially suited to high quantity printing runs and closed ink systems. The quality of these cliches is unequaled. This is evident from their absolute sharpness of contour, multi-stage etching, utilization of screens of all types, very fine surface, low susceptibility to physical damage and consistency in high quantity printing runs. The number of prints which can be achieved using this cliche comes to at least 2,00,000 doctoring operations.

Material
Steel plates are made from a high-quality, abrasion-proof special steel.The processing is very complicated and expensive machines are needed. The raw material from the steel manufacturer is cut according to the required dimensions and all 6 sides are ground, hardened (up to 65 HRC), and lapped. The surface roughness is approx. 3 µ. For a very fine finish, the lapped side can be additionally polished

Thick Plates are Suitable for use on both open and sealed cup pad-printing machines.

Advantages of using Thick steel pad printing plates are

  1. Are the most durable and resilient pad printing cliché plates
  2. Have accurately controlled etch depths adjusted to suit all requirements
  3. Can be effectively screened
  4. Are capable of producing fine detail
  5. Can be re-lapped and re-used
  6. Are perfect for high volume applications up to 1,000,000+ impressions
  7. For superior quality images, particularly when printing fine detail, choose steel cliché pad printing plates

Thick Steel plates are mainly used in the industrial sector as they are most
suitable due to their long service life and are especially suitable for closed ink cup systems. The quality achieved with these plates cannot be reached by other means, i.e.:
• Absolute definition
• Various etch depths on one die plate
• Use of process of all types
• Very fine surface finish
• No need for additional supporting plate
• Low risk of mechanical damage
• Extreme durability (high print run)
This way steel plates can be used for all print jobs. The number of prints
possible with steel plates is mostly given by manufacturers with the magical number “1 million”. Since the closed ink cup system has been on the market, the steel plate has won back its great significance, as its extreme surface durability is very important in this application.


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PAD PRINTING ROLLER / DATE CODE

THIN STEEL STRIP PLATE

Two further types of cliche are used for pad printing. For rotary presses, steel rollers are necessary. Since the printing may sometimes be done in a scope of
360°, the film montage and production of the rollers is very expensive. Special etching equipment is also required.
In many areas of industrial production, transitional codes are to be printed, such as the date of production, batch number, model number, etc. In order to avoid the constant production and changeover of new cliches, it is advisable to work with encoding cliches or encoding rods. These cliches are the same thickness as steel cliches, but are polished on the two long sides. Thereby, the rods lie very close together and can be pushed against each other in the ink well. This shift permits any combination of digits and letters to be printed without the necessity of interrupting the production process.


HIGH GRADE STEEL PLATE

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High Grade Steel

Our cliche is produced from special high-grade, abrasion-proof steel. Our Steel cliches are especially suited to high quantity printing runs on open ink as well as closed ink systems.


VARIETY OF PLATE SIZES

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Variety of sizes

We always have a ready stock of large variety of different sizes of Cliche plates. We have around 65+ sizes of plates ready for the customer


QUICK DELIVERY OF PAD PRINTING PLATE

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Quick Delivery

Once the raw material is ready we can give the delivery in 24Hours. We deliver all over INDIA through our esteemed courier companies like DTDC, BLUEDART, DHL, TRACKON or FIRST FLIGHT. Other delivery options are also available.


ASSURED QUALITY OF PAD PRINTING PLATE

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Assured Quality

 The quality of these cliches is unequaled. This is evident from their absolute sharpness of contour, multi-stage etching, utilization of screens of all types, very fine surface, low susceptibility to physical damage and consistency in high quantity printing runs. The number of prints which can be achieved using this cliche comes to at least 1,000,000 doctoring operations..

ARTWORK DEVELOPMENT OF PAD PRINTING PLATE

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Artwork Development

Artworks are accepted in CorelDraw or Adobe Illustrator formats. We undertake Artwork Development for our Customers as a result the whole process happens under one roof. Cliche Plates are manufactured only after artworks are duly approved by Clients


CUSTOM MADE PAD PRINTING PLATE

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Custom Size Cliché

 Apart form regular size plates which we have ready stock of, we can also develop custom cliches according to Customer’s requirement. We also sell Blank Plates if the customer wants to Etch at their end.

Open Inkwell Pad Printing all plates are in stock for sale

Per Month
Block Width Sizes In Inches Sizes In mm
2″ 50mm Block 2″ x 2″ 50 x 50 x 10 mm
2″ x 3″ 50 x 75 x 10 mm
2″ x 4″ 50 x 100 x 10 mm
2″ x 5″ 50 x 125 x 10 mm
2″ x 6″ 50 x 150 x 10 mm
2″ x 8″ 50 x 200 x 10 mm
3″ 75mm Block 2 ½” x 2 ½” 60 x 60 x 10 mm
2 1/3″ x 2 1/3″ 70 x 70 x 10 mm
3″ x 4″ 75 x 100 x 10 mm
3″ x 5″ 75 x 125 x 10 mm
3″ x 6″ 75 x 150 x 10 mm
3″ x 7″ 75 x 175 x 10 mm
3″ x 8″ 75 x 200 x 10 mm
3″ x 9″ 75 x 225 x 10 mm
3″ x 10″ 75 x 250 x 10 mm
4″ 100mm Block 3 ½” x 4″ 80 x 100 x 10 mm
3 ½” x 5 ½” 85 x 140 x 10 mm
3 ½” x 6″ 85 x 150 x 10 mm
3 ½” x 6 ½” 80 x 160 x 10 mm
3 ½” x 10″ 80 x 250 x 10 mm
4″ x 4″ 98 x 98 x 10 mm
4″ x 4″ 100 x 100 x 10 mm
4″ x 5″ 100 x 125 x 10 mm
4″ x 6″ 100 x 150 x 10 mm
4″ x 7″ 100 x 175 x 10 mm
4″ x 9″ 100 x 225 x 10 mm
4″ x 10″ 100 x 250 x 10 mm
4″ x 16″ 100 x 400 x 10 mm
4″ x 20″ 100 x 500 x 10 mm
4″ x 24″ 100 x 600 x 10 mm
5″ 125mm Block 4 ½” x 6″ 115 x 150 x 10 mm
4 ½” x 8″ 116 x 200 x 12 mm
5″ x 5″ 123 x 123 x 10 mm
5″ x 5″ 125 x 125 x 12 mm
5″ x 6″ 125 x 150 x 12 mm
5″ x 9″ 125 x 225 x 12 mm
5″ x 10″ 125 x 250 x 12 mm
5″ x 12″ 125 x 303 x 12 mm
5″ x 14″ 125 x 355 x 12 mm
5″ x 20″ 125 x 500 x 12 mm
6″ 150mm Block 6″ x 6″ 150 x 150 x 12 mm
6″ x 7″ 150 x 175 x 12 mm
6″ x 8″ 150 x 200 x 12 mm
6″ x 9″ 150 x 225 x 12 mm
6″ x 10″ 150 x 250 x 12 mm
6″ x 12″ 150 x 303 x 12 mm
6″ x 13 ½” 150 x 335 x 12 mm
6″ x 14″ 150 x 355 x 12 mm
6″ x 18″ 150 x 450 x 12 mm
6″ x 20″ 150 x 500 x 12 mm
6″ x 24″ 150 x 600 x 12 mm
8″ 200mm Block 8″ x 8″ 200 x 200 x 12 mm
8″ x 9″ 200 x 225 x 12 mm
8″ x 10″ 200 x 250 x 12 mm
8″ x 12″ 200 x 303 x 12 mm
8″ x 14″ 200 x 350 x 12 mm
8″ x 18″ 200 x 450 x 12 mm
8″ x 20″ 200 x 500 x 12 mm
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Closed Cup Pad Printing Plate all plates are in stock for sale

Per Month
Block Width Sizes In Inches Sizes In mm
3″ 75mm Block 2 ½” x 4½” 60 x 105 x 10 mm
3″ x 6″ 70 x 140 x 10 mm
4″ 100mm Block 3 ½” x 6.½” 85 x 160 x 10 mm
3 ½” x 7” 85 x 175 x 10 mm
4″ x 9″ 98 x 210 x 10 mm
4″ x 9″ 98 x 215 x 10 mm
4″ x 9″ 100 x 210 x 10 mm
4″ x 9″ 100 x 215 x 10 mm
4″ x 10″ 100 x 250 x 10 mm
4″ x 14″ 100 x 350 x 12 mm
4″ x 18″ 100 x 450 x 12 mm
4″ x 20″ 100 x 500 x 12 mm
6″ 150mm Block 6″ x 10″ 150 x 250 x 12 mm
6″ x 12″ 150 x 300 x 12 mm
6″ x 18″ 150 x 450 x 12 mm
6″ x 20″ 150 x 500 x 12 mm
Kindly email us for the quotation or fill up the contact form, Prices are subject to change without prior Notice

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PAD PRINTING PLATE

Pad Printing Steel Plate

Closed Cup Machine or Open Ink Well Machine – Plates No Problem!!! We always have a ready stock of large variety of different sizes of Cliche Plates or Tampon Plates. We have around 40 odd sizes of plates ready for the customer. Our Steel cliches are especially suited to high quantity printing. Tell me more…

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PAD PRINTING DOCTOR BLADE

Doctor Blade, Ink Cups.

We manufacture Doctor Blades which are used for cleaning(Doctoring Operations) on the steel plate. We have various sizes depending on your requirements. We also provide Ink cups upon request. Various other small consumables are also readily available Tell me more…

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PAD PRINTING SILICONE PAD

Pad Printing Silicone Pad

We have around 400 odd different varieties of Printing Silicon Rubber Pads or Tampon pads. Tampons are available in three different Shore A Hardness namely soft, medium and Hard. Round, Square and Rooftop(long) shapes are cataloged. they can be downloaded in PDF format.Tell me more…

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CARROM STENCIL

Carrom Screen Printing

We make Textile Carrom Screen for Screen Printing of Professional Carrom Boards. We have more the 30 designs in carrom.We make carrom screen and supply to almost all carrom manufacturers. Carrom Screen are made for 12″, 15″, 18″, 21″, 24″, 27″, 30″, 36″ & 42″ (sizes in inches).  Tell me more…

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PAD PRINTING JIG FIXYURE

Epoxy, Acrylic Jig Fixture

The fixture is a female cavity of the substrate you want to print on. the accuracy of the fixture is very important. If it not accurate the substrate is move while printing and cause mis-printing.We make fixtures from 4 different types of materials Epoxy, Acrylic, Nylon and Teflon Tell me more…

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SCREEN PRINTING SUPPLIES

Screen Printing Supplies

e manufacture and sell screen stencils of various sizes in wooden or metal for screen printing machines.We manufacture our own Screen Emulsion. Screen Emulsion is available as a very reasonable rate. Indian as well as Imported Squeegee is also available with us.. Tell me more…

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