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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

  1. Take a golf ball size of fixture putty.
  2. Place the putty on your palm.
  3. Using the Hardener Gel Tube, pour 3 to 4 inches (8 – 10 cm) out onto putty. (Note: The Amount of hardener you use will determine how fast your putty will harden. Use putty and hardener gel accordingly.
  4. Mix the gel into the putty for around 45 seconds until the gel is completely dissolved with the putty.
  5. Place the putty on the print table and mold it to fit flush on the pad printer table. Put your printable item on the putty and make a deep mold. Set for 2 minutes.
  6. Finally, let the printable item and the putty sit for about 6 minutes until the Fixture Putty has completely hardened.
  7. -Remove the printable item and you are finished.