Our Accessories and Consumables
"We Actually Construct the Machines as a Sideline."
Do you know what our first invention was? – That's right: the silicone pad! Thereby founding industrial pad printing in its entirety. And since there were no machines for pad printing, we invented those too. In other words, we actually constructed the machines around the pad.
You see, for us, accessories and consumables are not just necessary “extras”. The material is at the heart of our development. Again and again we have triggered revolutions – small and large – through key inventions. The silicone pad created modern pad printing, the sealed ink system and rotating pad rollers developed it into a bulk printing process and new cliché materials allowed customers to produce their own clichés. And who invented these? – Indeed: TAMPOPRINT.
However, our most important development and invention is: the perfect system. It is just the interaction of pad printing machines, accessories and consumables that produces the excellence for which we are famous: it works, it lasts and it pays off.
First It Runs, Then It Holds and Finally It Pays Off.
In pad printing, inks must first of all run, and then hold. Only when that works, does it pay off. In other words, the correct viscosity is key. As are, of course, the drying time and solvent specifications. Or specifications such as being food-safe, the EU safety regulations for toys, and the increasingly stringent emissions standards. As inventors of the process, we have the most experience in dealing with specifications. So that it works safely, complies with regulations and pays off without taking risks.
This applies both for transparent and opaque pad printing inks. It applies for inks containing solvents, which dry/cure through evaporation of the solvent, and for low-solvent or solvent-free inks that are dried or cured thermally by UV drying installations. Increasingly frequently, the printing medium is not a conventional ink at all, but an active agent, a lubricant, a primer ...
Our portfolio encompasses a very broad selection of standard and special pad printing inks. And we also offer expert advice on selecting the right inks. We would be happy to provide ink samples for you to try our standard inks on your products. Alternatively, our in-house ink development lab will create a special formulation for you to meet the needs of your process.
Did You Know ...?
All of the Things We Print with as Well as Ink:
- Active medical agents (e.g. nicotine)
- Lamps (e.g. 'printed' LEDs)
- Reactive coatings/inks (temperature, pressure etc.)
- Artificial DNA
- Marking isotopes
- Invisible barcodes
- Lubricating varnishes, greases and lubricants
- Release agents
- Conductive connections/conductive varnishes (e.g. gold pastes)
- Coupling agents (primers), adhesive bases
- Heat-conducting compounds
- Solder resist and other resists (e.g. for galvanization)
- Protective coatings (including partial)
- Temporary markings, interim labeling (e.g. that disintegrates or can combust without danger)
- Interim coatings for protection during assembly
However You Like: Blank, for In-House Imaging, or as Finished Artworks.
As inventors of modern pad printing, we were the first to also manufacture the corresponding clichés. We now have more than half a century of experience. That's why we aren't just an excellent machine construction firm – our materials development is excellent too, so that it works superbly, lasts superbly and pays off superbly.
Our range of cliché materials and imaging methods is really comprehensive. This means that, today, we can offer every customer the ideal pad printing cliché for his or her process.
And of course, our Cliché Studio will supply you with perfect, print-ready clichés.
Or would you prefer to make your clichés yourself, promptly, flexibly and without releasing sensitive information? You can do this with our cliché lasers – maybe even on the same machine that you use for printing, from our HYBRID series.
Our Printing Pads
Invented. Developed. Perfected.
By inventing silicone pads, we laid the foundations for industrial pad printing. That invention also led to the foundation of TAMPOPRINT as a company. Since then, we have developed the pads further and perfected them. This means that, today, we can offer standard pads from our extensive range for the majority of tasks. And if not, we will develop a special pad for you. So that it always works, it always lasts and it always pays off.
No matter how diverse the printing tasks, we have a pad for every one. Optimizing the shape, geometry, gradient, load capacity, firmness, antistatic properties and much more is a skilled art – and an art that we, as the inventor, excel at. In fact, we're so good at it that our printing pads are increasingly used to fine-tune third-party products. Our pads don't just meet the standard, they set the standards for others.
When you come to us, you don't just benefit from our extensive selection, but also from our unparalleled consulting expertise. A consulting expertise that does not stop at the point of selection but, if appropriate, includes the definition and production of special pads (e.g. special degree of hardness, special shapes, compatibility with printing medium etc.) for your particular task.
We would also be happy to advise you in person. Simply contact us.
PMK – Pad Moulding Kit
A System for Complete Self-Production of Printing Pads
Efficient production systems try to dispense with storage as much as possible. "Just in time" and "on demand" are the watchwords. Our pad moulding kit (PMK) makes this reality for printing pads as well.
The PMK allows you to produce your own printing pads at any time. This eliminates both storage times and delays caused by order delivery intervals. Another advantage that should not be underestimated is the trustworthiness of the sample. If you produce both the clichés and the pads, no component leaves your premises.
The PMK system consists of a mixing station and the two-component silicone, which is available in various Shore hardness. It is designed to avoid requiring an excessive effort of the operator: it is self-ventilating, thus requiring no vacuum, and is always mixed at a 1:1 ratio.
Consistently implementing on-demand, and just-in-time production to the very last component, according to the TAMPOPRINT motto: it works, it lasts, and it pays off.
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Our Other Accessories and Materials
Like We Said: Everything for Pad Printing!
We are the inventors of pad printing. And we are the market leaders in this industry we created. That's why we see our business as that of system supplier. As such, we have a clear mission: you can get literally EVERYTHING you need for pad printing from us. So that everything works, everything lasts and everything pays off.
The breadth and depth of our range is truly vast. And we're proud of that. When it comes to pad printing, there's nothing you can't get from us. Even if you want something that doesn't exist yet in pad printing, you can get it from us – because we will produce or construct it for you.
That applies to everything from doctoring cups to mounting tables and gripping tongs, from magnetic mechanism plates to interleaving papers. And of course, it also applies to our latest development, the PMK (pad molding kit), which you will be able to use in future to make even the pads yourself.
Have a quick look through our catalog. Or contact us directly. We'd be happy to advise you.