Since 1995 Sealect Plastics has been an innovative industry leader providing high quality custom plastic injection molding, design, engineering, tooling and contract manufacturing capabilities. If you have a project that requires private labeling or custom logo work, we have a talented in-house graphic design team to partner with you throughout the full printing process. There are two great options to complete your project: pad printing and hot stamping.
Pad printing (also known as tampography) is a printing process that transfers a two dimensional image to a three dimensional surface or object. The image is transferred from an original formed plate or rolling cylinder onto a disposable carrier that is then pressed to the three dimensional part to transfer the logo design. Pad printing is commonly used for printing on difficult products that have a curved or non-flat surface. It is typical to see surfaces range from slightly curved, cylindrical, compound angles, odd textures, and concave or convex shapes.
Many industries including medical, apparel, automotive, military, and electronics (both home based and commercial) use pad printing extensively.
Products Using Pad Printing
You can find the process used on medical devices and surgical tools, sports equipment, children’s toys, home appliances, automotive switches, medical devices, etc.
Custom Application Options
Pad printing can be used to transfer conductive inks, adhesives in a specific pattern or design, custom dyes, and lubricants.
Hot stamping (also called foil stamping) is a printing method involving pre-dried ink or metallic foils and are transferred to a surface at higher temperatures. It is a great option for multiple colors used in combination or diverse processes requiring multiple steps. Hot stamping uses a mounted die that is heated, then pushes a metallized or ink-carrying carrier or film onto the part in question. The process does not involve liquids or solvents (considered dry), so it is considered a non-polluting option.
Consumer goods, automotive, medical, and electronics.
Products Using Hot Stamping
Consumer electronics (home computers, laptops, cell phones), cosmetics (lipstick containers, creams, mascara, shampoo and condition bottles), automotive parts (both interior and exterior parts)
Custom Application Options
Hot stamping can use metal or silicone dies to transfer the design or pattern onto the finished part. Dies can be flat or contoured, and can be machined or cast into their finished shape. The foils used for the designs can be metallic in nature such as gold, silver, bronze, and copper, while there are holographic processes to give a 3-D finished product. Finished products can also include leather and paper, not just plastics.
We also offer a broad range of capabilities such as custom injection molding, rapid prototyping, mold design, contract manufacturing and a broad range of secondary services. We can handle all your production requirements.
If you have an idea for a new product that requires detailed printing, we’re here to help you get that new product off the ground. Don’t feel overwhelmed. If you need advice, or are ready to start your next project, give us a call at (425) 339-0288 or email us at email@example.com.