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Printing Printer Not Picking up Ink?

SGIA 15' Las Vegas pad printing demo (pad picking up ink from cliche then transferring it to garment)

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 find it helpful to make a chart or checklist to pinpoint problems. Check out the diagram below to find solutions you can try to get your pad printer operating:
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Diagram: Pad not picking up ink