Polymer & Steel Clichés


For your entire pad printing consumable product needs we provide the finest quality products for processing your own short-run pad print clichés in-house. We offer economically priced plastic (photo sensitive polymer) clichés in both alcohol and water wash formulations. Our diverse line-up of cliché printing plates are designed specifically for pad printing applications and we offer pre-cut printing plate materials for your short, medium and long production runs (see chart below for individual cliché life cycle and specs).

Additionally here at DECO TECH we manufacture high quality steel cliché printing plates. Our user-friendly chemically etched steel clichés (pad print plates) are available in both 0.5mm and 10mm thickness' and we use only the finest quality steel materials that are backed by our customer satisfaction guarantee, and we provide extremely fast turn-around time. Also check out our line-up of X-POSÉ™ cliché exposure units.

If you have further questions or need sample clichés for testing, please contact your friendly & helpful DECO TECH Customer Service Representative at (800) 300-DECO.

H2O Pro ™ Short Run Polymer clichés - Water Washout
*Maximum Cycles: 10,000
Available Sizes: 787 x 1,067mm (31" x 42") (can be cut to size, see our supply catalog for details)
Cliché Thickness: 0.43mm (0.017")
Etch Depth: May be varied depending on the percent of the screen tint film and exposure time.
Attributes: Orange water-wash polymer with protective film on emulsion & steel backed for use with magnetic plate holders.
AQUAPRO I™ Short Run Polymer clichés - Water Washout
*Maximum Cycles: 20,000
Available Sizes: 762 x 1016mm (30" x 40") (can be cut to size, see our supply catalog for details)
Cliché Thickness: 0.43mm (0.017")
Etch Depth: May be varied depending on the percent of the screen tint film and exposure time.
Attributes: Green polymer with protective film on emulsion and steel backed for use with magnetic plate holders. Economical, water washout.
IMAGEPRO™ Short Run Polymer clichés - Alcohol Washout
*Maximum Cycles: 20,000
Available Sizes: 635 x 812mm (25" x 32") (can be cut to size, see our supply catalog for details)
Cliché Thickness: 0.43mm (0.017")
Etch Depth: May be varied depending on the percent of the screen tint film and exposure time.
Attributes: Olive green polymer with protective film on emulsion and steel backed for use with magnetic plate holders. Economical, alcohol washout.
DURAPRO™ Medium Run Polymer clichés - Alcohol Washout
*Maximum Cycles: 100,000
Available Sizes: 500 x 600mm (19.69" x 23.62") (can be cut to size, see our supply catalog for details)
Cliché Thickness: 0.52mm (0.020")
Etch Depth: May be varied depending on the percent of the screen tint film and exposure time.
Attributes: Red polymer with protective film on emulsion and steel backed for use with magnetic plate holders. Finest print quality, alcohol washout.
PROTOPRO™ Short Run- Polymer Clichés - Alcohol Washout
*Maximum Cycles: 10,000
Available Sizes: 406 x 787mm (16" x 31")
(can be cut to size, see catalog for details)
Cliché Thickness: 0.30mm (0.012")
Etch Depth: Fixed
Attributes: Bright Green steel backed polymer with protective film emulsion for use with magnetic plate holders. Perfectly suited material for simulating thick steel cliché print results. Uses no secondary exposure or half-tone line screen and is processed with a fixed single etch depth. This is the cliché to use for proto-type pad printing jobs where you want to create brilliant 4 color process work or want to generally mimic the results you get with a 10mm thick steel cliché..
LASERPRO™ - Laser Processed
*Maximum Cycles: 15,000
Available Sizes: 762 x 812mm (30" x 32")
(can be cut to size, see catalog for details)
Cliché Thickness: 0.5mm (0.019")
Etch Depth: May be varied depending on the laser exposure setting.
Attributes: Teal polymer, CO2 & YAG laser processed.
Thin Steel clichés - 0.5mm Thickness
*Maximum Cycles: 250,000
Available Sizes: Up to 305 x 600mm (12" x 23.62") (thin steel clichés are cut per customer specifications. See our supply catalog for details)
Cliché Thickness: 0.5mm (0.019")
Etch Depth: May be varied depending on the percent of the screen tint film and exposure time.
Attributes: Thin Steel cliché material, highly polished finish on both sides with photo sensitive emulsion. Rockwell Hardness: ~52.
Thick Steel Chromium clichés - 10mm Thickness
*Maximum Cycles: 1,000,000
Available Sizes: Virtually any size cliché is available. We stock most of the industries popular sizes for a variety of machine brands and models.
Cliché Thickness: 10mm (0.39")
Etch Depth: May be varied depending on the percent of the screen tint film and exposure time.
Attributes: Thick Steel cliché material, highly polished finish with photo sensitive emulsion. Finest print quality. Rockwell Hardness: ~63.


* Life cycles shown are not a guarantee, warranty or prediction of cliche life.