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June 2, 2020

The Do’s and Don’ts of Printing on Silicone (Podcast)

Pad Printing Ink, Podcasts

Joe Shairs, Ink manager and compliance officer at Inkcups, a leading supplier and manufacturer of industrial Inkjet printing equipment, discusses pad printing on silicone.

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April 30, 2020

The Preferred Method: Pad Printing for Medical Products

Applications, Pad Printing Ink

Labeling in the medical industry is imperative. A mislabeled product can have serious consequences. These items are typically used in close contact or repeated contact with the skin, making the need for medical grade ink just as important as the label itself. This article will review what qualifies pad printing ink for personal protective equipment

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March 12, 2020

The Key Additive: Pad Printing Ink Solvent

Pad Printing Ink

What is a Pad Printing Ink Solvent? Pad printing ink solvent is added to the pad printing ink to break-up the resin and pigments to ensure the ink is tacky enough to be transferred from the silicone pad printing pad to the substrate. Before being added to the ink, the pad printing ink solvent is

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February 27, 2020

How to Know When to Use Pad Printing Ink Hardener

Applications, Pad Printing Ink

Pad printing ink hardener is a catalyst that is sometimes used in different ink series to increase adhesion and abrasion resistance. But how do we know when its time to use it?

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Pad Printing & Digital Ink Testing Compliance Ink testing compliance for pad printing and digital printing is an important part of ensuring that inks properly adhere to the substrate on which they are printed. Here’s what you should know about ink testing compliance for digital printing inks.

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January 30, 2020

Silicone Printing: How to Test if Your Product is Actually Silicone

Applications, How-To, Pad Printing Ink

When silicone printing, it is important to properly identify the substrate you are printing on. If the substrate isn’t silicone, the silicone ink won’t adhere. Here are a few ways you can test your products today!

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November 26, 2019

Top 6 Pad Printing Consumables You Need

Pad Printing, Pad Printing Ink, Pads, Plates

Pad printing is a traditional printing method which transfers a 2D image onto a 3D object. This process has become popularized to decorate products that are otherwise difficult to print on. This includes oddly shaped items with concave and rigid surfaces. The pad printing process has remained relatively the same over the years, yet the

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How Inkcups Helps You Find the Right Pad Printing Ink Our number one priority is customer satisfaction. Inkcups will do anything it takes to produce the best results for all our customers. We provide step by step guidance through the process of finding the right pad printing ink. Our ink technicians have many years of

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June 6, 2019

Top 5 Applications for Printing on Silicone

Pad Printing Ink

The elasticity of the SI series and SI-HD series makes them ideal for custom silicone wristbands, which go through daily stretching and twisting to put on and rub against various surfaces throughout the day. The durability of the SI series also makes it perfect for buttons on controllers and keyboards, allowing it to handle constant

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Silicone ink is designed to be used for both pad printing and screen printing. At this point, you’re probably wondering what the difference is between standard pad printing ink and silicone ink. The article the idiosyncrasies of printing silicone products explains how the process differs from printing with solvent-based ink in terms of pad size,

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