Printing Pad Catalog
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Deco Tech has been manufacturing pads in California since 1987 and we have become a major manufacturer of silicone pad printing pads for all types & brands of pad printing machinery. Deco Tech has a wide range of pad shapes and durometers and a solid range of silicone rubber formulations to meet all customers and marketplace needs. Deco Tech currently offer three different choices in; performance, price points and longevity for our pad clients and we offer a highly competitive pricing structure with all our pad formulations, and we even offer greater discounts for large quantity purchases.
All three of our silicone rubber formulations have been designed to deliver detailed high resolution prints with long-life expectancy. Deco Tech silicone pads provide fast break-in period (or no break-in period), deliver superior quality images and show long-lasting durability at all price points. We have several hundred standard pad molds available and we can also manufacture custom pad molds in-house. Also in our on-line pad catalog, you can sort the Deco Tech pads by; shapes, sizes (Smallest to Largest or Largest to Smallest) or in numerical order.
Same Day Shipping on the “Bakers Dozen” Pads
The Bakers Dozen is our 13 most popular pads that are the staple for 90% of all pad printing applications and Deco Tech has made a commitment to our customers to always have these thirteen pads in stock and available for same day shipping! Instead of our typical 2-4 working days wait time, the Bakers Dozen pads are pre-made and held in our inventory (which is conveniently located in our front lobby area for in-house pick-up as well). All thirteen of the Bakers Dozen pads are manufactured in our DuraPro™ material and they are available in 2 different durometers (Yellow 50/55 and Green 45/50). These stock pads are all made on our standard ½" thick marine-grade plywood base and are equipped with a 10mm metric insert. Same Day Pad Printing Pads
Selection of Printing Pads
In general, the hardest (highest durometer), sharpest angle, printing pad will provide the best quality printed image. Exceptions to this rule relate to printing machine pad compression capability, pad height restriction and substrate characteristics including shape, surface texture and the ability to resist pressure. The optimum size of the printing pad should be a minimum of 20% larger than the desired image size.
DECO TECH Silicone Formulations:
DuraPro™ (“Red Rock” Silicone Rubber)
In 1997 we developed our premium quality DuraPro™ silicone pad formulation which is made from the highest quality German made silicone rubber material and it produces excellent prints with extreme durability. The secret formula to our DuraPro™ formulation cannot be revealed, but you'll find that they have been optimized for continuous flexing and will provide consistent and repeatable ink lay-down. This is the “industry standard” material that all other pads are measured against. Our DuraPro™ silicone has excellent abrasion resistance, excellent chemical (thinner) resistance (and it doesn’t swell up), and it provides excellent flexibility/ cut resistance. The DuraPro™ silicone provides superior ink release qualities and this silicone formulation works extremely well with two-components inks, single component inks and UV pad printing inks. Our DuraPro™ silicone rubber pads are available in 65 to 20 Shore A (00 scale) hardness's.
The DuraLite™ silicone rubber provides excellent printing results coupled with long pad life and quality image transfer. The DuraLite™ silicone is a relatively dry (low tack) material and is known for its instant break in time and its ability to get full ink release yielding high quality prints. Furthermore, the DuraLite™ rubber formulation has very good life with average cut resistance. We developed the DuraLite™ white silicone rubber as a mid-priced, yet high quality, product for our ASI (Advertising Specialty Industry) clients and this DuraLite™ silicone rubber material outperforms any of our competitor’s Chinese import pads. The DuraLite™ formula delivers top-quality printing results with long-life cycles, all at a fair and reasonable price. The DuraLite™ silicone rubber material is available in 65 to 40 Shore A (00 scale) durometer.
New! Printz™ (“Purple Rain” Silicone Rubber)
Our Printz™ rubber formulation is quickly becoming our most popular silicone pad material, as it is priced extremely well and it performs at a high level, even when compared to pad materials that cost much more. This Printz™ silicone is easy to recognize with its distinctive “purple rain” color and it is quick to break in, provides full definition ink pickup and transfers all types of pad printing inks very well. Our Printz™ silicone will have you singing high praises as it is a rock-star in our star-studded line-up. Contact your local sales rep to request a free pad sample of our newest Printz™ material. The Printz™ silicone rubber material is available in 65 to 40 Shore A (00 scale) durometer.
Accessories for Extending Pad Life
Use our Deco Tech Silicone Pad Rejuvenating oil to extend the life of your silicone pads. Simply apply the rejuvenating oil to your pads surface and allow the oil to sit and penetrate the pads surface for up to 48 hours. Our Deco Tech brand Silicone Pad Rejuvenating Oil is packaged in a 16oz bottle and is always in stock.