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Pad Printing

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Pad printing (also called tampography) is a printing process that can transfer a 2-D image onto a 3-D object, using an indirect offset printing process that involves an image being transferred from a silicone pad onto an object.

The advantage of Pad Printing over other printing processes is that it is relatively inexpensive, not a lot of ink is deposited on the object thus making the printing process fast and efficient (up to 1000 colour prints can be done per hour).

Pad Printing is basically the branding choice for promotional items, pens, markers, lighters, USB sticks, golf-balls, and many more.

One can Pad print anything from one to two colours (three to full colour is done on a digital printer).

As the case most of our other printing processes, the price of Pad printing primarily depends on two factors:

  • The number of items to be printed;
  • The number of colours in the logo or design to be printed.


How do I go about to get a quote for Pad printing?

Please send us a request which includes the following:

  • The quantity that needs to be printed;
  • The number of colours in your design;
  • If possible your logo / design.

We will do our best to get back to you within 3 working hours.

What is the lead time on an order for Pad printing?

Once you have placed your order, we will send you a provisional layout, this layout must first be signed off by you. Thereafter we require a 50% deposit fee and as soon as we receive your deposit you are looking at a lead time of 5-7 working days.

What sizes do you Pad print?

32 x 32mm

Can we provide you with our own items to be printed on, or do you only print on your items?

You can also provide us with your own items. Please keep in mind that there are certain items which we cannot Pad print on.

How do I go about paying for my Pad printing order?

We require a 50% deposit before production of your order starts. The balance is payable before the order leaves the office. Please keep in mind that we only accept cash and EFT payments.

What if I pay the balance for my order, and after receiving it I am not satisfied?

We send you a picture of the order before it leaves the office. (Proof - what is a proof in printing terms?)

In what format should the design be sent to us?

The design must be sent as an editable line art image (also known as a vector format), provided as cdr, ai, eps or pdf.   If you have ever used us before, or any other company, for printing stationery or any other advertising material, they should have your design as a vector format and you can ask them to forward it to us.

Will the ink of pad printing items come off easily if it is handled a lot?

If the chemicals used in the padprinting process are mixed in the right proportion it is one of the most durable colour printing processes that exist. Pad printing ink is much more durable than digital printing.

Do you deliver?

Our printing head office is situated in Tshwane - Pretoria (click here for directions to Pretoria Office) and we have a branch in Fourways (click here for directions to Fourways Office).


We deliver orders to Pretoria, Centurion, Midrand, Sandton, Fourways, Randburg, Roodepoort and the East Rand for R120.00 excl vat.  Please note that we are not confined to only specific areas, we courier products across the country hassle free even if you if you are located in Bloemfontein, Cape-Town, Port Elizabeth, East London etc. We can get your order to you for R130.00 Excluding VAT.
Please note courier deliveries take up to two to four extra working days.




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