Learn about the process that can transfer a 2-D image onto a 3-D object.
In some applications, the substrate will infuence, if not dictate, which process you should use.
It really is amazing when you stop to think about all of the products that are decorated with pad printing.
The quality of the original artwork and the quality of the film positive generated from that artwork will determine whether you succeed or fail in cliche making.
Today pad printers have a wide variety of cliche types and materials to choose from, each with its own unique set of benefits and limitations.
Pads are a formulation of a liquid base material, silicone oil, and a catalyst. Initially inflated animal organs were used as pads. Later gelatins were used in an effort to make pads more durable. It wasn't until the late 1960s that the modern silicone pad was invented in Germany.
Successful imaging relies on the right choices, and pad printing is no exception...especially when it comes to ink choices.
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