Pad Printing Cliche Manufacturing Equipment

PAD PRINTING CLICHÉS MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT

Automark can supply everything needed to make pad printing cliché plates. Our specialists stand ready to answer questions and guide new entrants through the process. Below is an overview of the Automark cliché manufacturing equipment.

EQUIPMENT FOR THE MANUFACTURING OF POLYMER PAD PRINTING CLICHÉS

The water- and alcohol washable pad printing clichés from our product range are made by the company Flint (previous known under the name of BASF).  Flint builds their own equipment to expose, wash and dry their cliché plates, which we supply into the North American marketplace. For additional technical information:

UV EXPOSURE UNITS

These units are available in many different qualities and sizes, with or without vacuum system. Additional technical information:

TTN POLYMER CLICHÉ WASHING UNIT

Equipment for washing out photopolymer pad printing clichés. With this device you are able to wash out polymer pad printing cliché plates evenly. The evenly pressure assures that the cliché depth is the same in the complete surface of the plate. The unit is operated manually. This unit can be used for water washable and alcohol washable pad printing cliché plates.
This unit is available in 2 sizes:

KW 25 35 suitable for max. cliché size 250x350mm.
KW 25 50 suitable for max. cliché size 250x500mm.

RASTER FILMS

To make photopolymer or steel cliché plates, you need raster films to apply a certain raster in the artwork. The type of raster you use, decides for a large part how deep your cliché will be. For large images, it also has the function that it carries the blade or ink cup over the artwork, assuring you don’t scrape the ink out of the cliché. The raster films are available in different versions.

PLUSH BRUSH

These brushes are used used for washing water washable pad printing clichés or alcohol washable pad printing clichés. They can also be used for cleaning the steel pad printing clichés during the etching process, which will provide a better printing plate if done correctly.