Category Archives: Pad Printing

The Vicious Cycle of Under-Investment

I got to experience the “Vicious Cycle of Under Investment” several times in 2016 while consulting for several companies that, amazingly, still insist on trying to be competitive while utilizing antiquated methods, machines, and materials.  Most of them listened to me and escaped that cycle for good.  Excellent.  Some did not listen and are therefore still stuck wasting money in their efforts to actually save it. Continue reading

Lower Pad Printing Operational Costs with Electric Machines

I spend a lot of time discussing the technical advantages of all electric versus pneumatic pad printing equipment. Speed. Flexibility. Control. In doing so, I often overlook our most fundamental advantage. The elimination of the wasteful generation and use of compressed air for machine power. It may not sound as sexy as the other benefits, but read on and I’ll show you just how all electric TOSH equipment can save you money every cycle, every day. Continue reading

TPE, TPO, TPU Present Challenges for Pad Printing

Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE), Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) and Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) materials can present some significant challenges when it comes to decorating. Their soft, flexible tactile qualities make these materials popular for over-molding of “soft touch” coatings on control knobs, handles and levers, as well as for such items as smartphone sleeves and covers. Continue reading