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  • Printing Printer Not Picking up Ink?
    September 21, 2015

    Printing Printer Not Picking up Ink?

    Are your prints not transferring? Don’t solely blame the ink as the problem could be due to a combination of issues. Pad printing requires patience, especially when you’re setting up the machine for the first time. At All American, we...

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  • Chose the Best Pad Printing Pad
    September 9, 2015

    Chose the Best Pad Printing Pad

    Choosing the Pad When selecting a pad for pad printing, you need to consider shape, size, and hardness. If you have trouble finding the right pad, All American has a variety of pads in stock and carries molds for more...

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  • August 10, 2014

    The History of Pad Printing

    Pad printing, Also known as tampography, is the process of printing a 2D image into a 3D object. Its roots can be traced back more than 200 years. Originally, pad printing was done by hand. The first offset type of...

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  • All American's Guide to Pad Printing Plates
    July 29, 2014

    All American's Guide to Pad Printing Plates

    Have you ever wondered how to make a pad printing pad? This step-by-step guide has all the information you need to get started with direct to plate pad printing yourself! You can also allow All American to custom make your plates for...

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  • November 1, 2011

    Jig Making: How to Make a Printing Jig

    If you're looking to make a printing jig got pad printing, these step-by-step instructions will show you how!   Jig Making Supplies Fixture Putty Hardener Gel Pad Printer Table Printable Item Making a Printing Jig Take a golf ball size...

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  • November 1, 2011

    Ink Mixing Guide for Pad Printing

    Before mixing Ink, it is important to know about the types of ink involved with pad printing: TPU ink and TPR ink. TPU ink is a two part ink, meaning you have to add thinner and hardener to the ink....

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  • November 1, 2011

    Successful Pad Printing Tips

    Tampo & Pad Print History This is a great resource for anyone getting started with pad printing or wanting to learn more about its history. Read more here about how pad printing works and how pad printing technology has changed over...

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  • August 10, 2011

    Practical Applications of Pad Printing

    Pad printing is used to transfer 2D images onto 3D objects many consider impossible to print on. Thanks to its wide range of uses, you will see pad printing used in the production of: Electronic micro components such as cables,...

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  • The Basics of Pad Printing
    August 10, 2011

    The Basics of Pad Printing

    Unlike most printing methods, pad printing tackles the 3-dimensional world. Using a silicone pad, a 2D image can be transferred onto a wide variety of objects, making pad printing extremely versatile and useful for printing on irregular surfaces: flat, cylindrical,...

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