Pad Printing

Deco Tech is the leading pad printing supplier & manufacturer in North America (United States & Canada). We provide pad printing machines, silicone pads, plates or clichés, inks, solvents, ink cups, cleaning equipment, exposure units and more.


microprint Pad Printing Machines

microPrint of Switzerland provides Swiss quality pad printing machinery that is outfitted with several unique QC features that take pad printing to a whole new level. microPrint pad transfer printers are equipped with such innovations at Ink Viscosity Controls and Automatic Pad Cleaning, making microPrint machines second to none.



Deco Tech Pad Printing Machines

The Deco Tech line of pad printing equipment is well suited for both small and mid-sized companies that are budget-minded and looking for a quality pad printing machine at a fair price. We back our pad printing equipment with our full technical support, training, custom tooling and a full range of pad printing consumable goods including inks, pads, cliches and much more.


ink cup and cliche cleaning systems

Swiss made eco-friendly water based Pad Printing Cleaning Systems for safely cleaning your pad printing machine ink cups and pad printing plates (aka clichés), and you never have to replace the cleaning agent as it is continuously filtered and reused. This system can also be outfitted and adapted for cleaning rotogravure and flexographic parts.





Automated Pad Printing Systems

Deco Tech provides you with a turn-key solution for your automated pad printing machinery needs. Our automated pad transfer printing solution come with features such as; rotary indexing tables (servo or mechanical), multi-axis Robot part moving devices, servo driven oval track indexer (carousel indexer), dock and lock pallet transport systems, tank track style indexers and much more. Deco Tech and microPrint work in concert to design and fabricate a world-class automated pad printing system that will meet your specific needs and budget. Our automated pad print equipment can also be outfitted with; robotic handling devices (auto load and auto eject), centrifugal & vibratory bowl feeders, assembly stations, drilling & welding operations, pre-treatment (flame or corona) and visual camera inspection systems. Furthermore we can integrate IR (infrared), Convection and UV curing equipment into your pad print automation. Call us to arrange a free (no obligations) "decorating method consultation" and we will help you find the best printing method for your precise needs.

Printcolor Standard Pad Printing Inks

Printcolor of Switzerland is an ISO 9001 pad printing ink supplier that provides their 700 series of pad printing inks which are super high quality products that provide high-opacity, glossy (or matt finish upon request) inks that exhibit superior printing results. Printcolor inks are certified for many electronic and automotive applications including both interior and exterior components and furthermore they offer Class VI medical grade pad transfer inks that are approved for printing on implantable medical devices. Deco Tech is the master North American distributor for Printcolor Screen Ltd.

Pad Printing Drying Conveyors

Deco Tech provides turn-key pad printing solutions including stand alone drying conveyors in either IR hot air drying units or UV curing conveyors. We offer both small and large sized drying conveyors and our professional sales team can assist you in finding the right drying conveyor unit for your needs.

Silicone Pad Printing Pads

Deco Tech manufactures high quality silicone transfer pads for pad printing applications in hundreds of shapes, hardness' & durometers. Check out our on-line pad catalog of silicone print pads. We manufacture our silicone printing pads in two silicone rubber formulations including our economically priced DURA LITE™ pad printing pads which require little or no break-in period and our high performance DURA PRO™ series pad print pads that are formulated for long pad life and provide high quality printing results.

Pad Printing for Medical Devices

Deco Tech distributes printcolor pad printing inks that are USP class VI certified for printing on medical devices that come in close contact with the human body. These medical grade inks are tested for System Toxicity, and Intracutaneously Toxicity ensuring they meet the FDA standards for safety. Printcolor has received medical grade Class VI certification for three of their pad printing inks series, namely; 711, 752 and 747 UV pad printing inks. Deco Tech can provide our medical customers with a full detailed cyto-toxicity report on these three pad printing ink series' (certification was done for black and white ink colors only in these three ink formulations, however other colors have passed these tests as well).

Fixturing & Tooling services

At Deco Tech we manufacture high quality part holding or "nesting fixtures" for your pad printing jobs. From our machine shop we can craft you a part fixture that will hold your various products securely and precisely. We provide fast turn-around and we specialize in building both one-off part holding fixtures and/ or multiple CNC machined tooling fixtures for your pad printing automation

Pad printing plates / cliches

Deco Tech provides a full range of (cut to size) water wash & alcohol wash photo polymer pad printing clichés as well as providing the etching service to chem-etch both thin (0.5mm) and thick (10mm) steel pad print clichés in a variety of sizes to fit most popular brands of pad print machinery. Call our customer service department to check on prices and delivery time. Typically we ship clichés to our customers within 24 to 48 hours after receipt of order.

Pad Replacement Ink Cups for Pad Printing

At Deco Tech we offer a full range of both hard steel and ceramic ink rings that can fit on a variety of different brand pad printing machines. We offer ink cup rings ranging in size from 40mm to 180mm. Check our ink cup size chart to see if we have the right sized ink cup replacement ring for your brand of pad print machine. We can also provide retro-fit kits to convert many different brands of pad transfer machines to use our innovative microPrint cup holding system (magnetic cups).

Cleaning chemicals and supplies for pad printing

Deco Tech provides a full range of cleaning chemicals and cleaning supplies that are used with the traditional cleaning equipment. Our low VOC Neo-Solv 114 universal pad printing and screen printing ink cleaner was developed for the California market to meet the SCAQMD's rules for providing cleaning products that provide lower VOC levels.