Printing of soft materials has become a quite popular application during the past few years.
One reason why printing on elastomeric materials has become so important is that our customers increasingly set store by tactile effects. This mainly applies to the automotive and marketing industry. During various discussions with pad printers it became obvious that there will be a significant increase of printing on soft materials in the future. Some customers even believe that classic substrates like ABS and polycarbonate – approx. 80% of current applications – will be substituted with soft materials shortly. In other words there will be a shift from 80% classic substrates to 20% and instead printers will use about 80% elastomeric materials. Coates Screen Inks has foreseen this trend and continued with developments of suitable inks for these materials. In the video below, Comec Italia demonstrates one great example of pad printing on Rubber Hoses.

Published by Nonagraf

Screen & Pad Printing Supplies in VN

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: