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To achieve optimal print quality, you need to follow certain set of rules but there aren’t enough books / guides available to teach you,  it all comes by experience, i share my experiences of solving various issues faced while pad printing and its solutions in relation to INK, PLATE , PAD, SUBSTRATE, OTHER FACTORS, i hope this FAQ will be helpful to all Pad Printing CommunityMr. Atul Jain

Question

I have etched thick steel plates that are etched to about 35 microns and am using a closed cup pad printer. I run and print 5-10 parts that look great and then the image starts becoming washed out looking with voids. If I leave the machine for few minutes the print looks good again and then goes back to the missing pieces syndrome. I am new to pad printing and would appreciate some advice.Mr. Kunal Sampat

Answer

This is indicative of an ink viscosity problem. If your ink is drying to fast, the pad won’t be able to pick the entire image up from the etched area of the cliche’. In this case, you’d add a little thinner (or retarder if the ink is already quite thin) to the ink or remove any pauses that may be set in the printers controls, in order to slow the drying process a little.
If however, your ink is too thin it will not completely release from the pad. Then, when the pad goes to pick up the image for the next print cycle it will deposit some of the previous image back into the cliche’.
To remedy this, either slow the print cycle down putting a pause on the print side of the cycle (and maybe even one on the pickup side) or try directing some hot air at the pad after it has picked up the image to help the ink dry a little more before printing.
If this doesn’t help you may want to start with a fresh batch of ink that you know has been set to the correct viscosity.Mr. Atul Jain


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