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Pad printing plates (Clichés)

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Pad printing plates (clichés)

At TTN you are at the right address for the purchase of pad printing plates (clichés) for your pad printing machine. We supply several types of pad printing plates:

  • Laser engravable pad printing plates (clichés)
  • Alcohol washable polymer pad printing plates (clichés)
  • Water washable polymer pad printing plates (clichés)
  • Steel pad printing plates (clichés) thinsteel and thicksteel
All these pad printing plates can be delivered in any size you require and if necessary fitted with punch holes for any kind of pad printing machine there is on the market.

Questions? Please call us or email us. Our specialists in the field of pad printing plates are at your disposal.

Cliché Service

If you don’t want to make clichés yourself or if you only need incidentally. No Problem! You can sen dus you artwork. Once received, we can make you the pad printing cliché you require in any of the cliché type we sell.

You can deliver your artwork in various kinds of formats. The most common formats are: .PDF .AI and .EPS. The files should preferably be delivered as vector files.

Laser engravable pad printing plates (clichés)

YL 50 Laser engravable pad printing plates

At this moment, these are the best sold laser engravable pad printing plates in the market. These laser engravablepad printing plates are made of aluminium and can be engraved with either a fiber a YAG laser. The cliché plates are not magnetic. If you put a steel adapter plate behind the cliché plate, than these plates can also be used on closed ink cup machines with magnetic cups. These adapter plates are available in different thicknesses. The thicker the adapter plate, the stronger the magnets will pull cuasing the inkcup to scrape off the ink with more force. The YL 50 laser engravable pad printing cliché can also be used on closed ink cup machines with mechanical force on the cups. These pad printing plates can also be used on open inkwell machines.

Are you interested in how the laser engraving of pad printing laser plates works? Then go to the page here to learn everything about laser engraving of laser engravable pad printing plates.

YL 60 Laser engravable pad printing plates

This is the exact same plate as the YL 50 with a little difference. The YL 60 plate is 0,1mm thicker in comparison to the YL 50 plate and has a thicker top layer. Because of that, the YL 60 plate has a substantial longer life-time.

Are you interested in how the laser engraving of pad printing laser plates works? Then go to the page here to learn everything about laser engraving of laser engravable pad printing plates.

COL 40 Laser engravable pad printing plates

These laser engravable pad printing plates have a steel core with a photopolymer layer on one side. These laser engravable pad printing plates can be engraved on 1 side and are easy to use in combination with magnetic ink cups. Therefore they can only be used on 1 side. The plates can also be used on machines with mechanical ink cup pressure. They are also suitable for open inkwell machines. The COL 40 laser engravable pad printing clichés can be engraved with either a fiber, a YAG or a CO2 laser.

Are you interested in how the laser engraving of pad printing laser plates works? Then go to the page here to learn everything about laser engraving of laser engravable pad printing plates.


Alcohol washable fotophotopolymer pad printing plates (clichés)

S 58 Alcohol washable photopolymer pad printing plates

These alcohol washable photopolymer pad printing plates have a steel carrier with a polymer layer on top. These plates can be used in combination with magnetic ink cups as well as with mechanical pressed ink cups. They are also very suitable for open inkwell pad printing machines. The alcohol washable photopolymer pad printing clichés can be used only on 1 side. This type of plate is simple to make without the use of agressive chemicals. You can wash them out with our TTN Alcohol developer. This type of pad printing plate is in comparison to the ST 52 plate lower priced and doesn’t last as long as the ST 52. You can put very fine rasters inside the plate which leads to the fact that this plate can be used for very fine and detailed artwork.

ST 52 alcohol washable photopolymer pad printing plates

These alcohol washable photopolymer pad printing plates have a steel carrier with a photopolymer layer on top. These plates can be used in combination with magnetic ink cups as well as with mechanical pressed ink cups. They are also very suitable for open inkwell pad printing machines. The  alcohol washable photopolymer pad printing clichés can be used only on 1 side. This type of pad printing plate is simple to make without the use of agressive chemicals. You can wash them out with our TTN Alcohol developer. The quality of the ST 52 plate is higher than the S 58 plate and lasts longer. You can put very fine rasters inside the plate which leads to the fact that this plate can be used for very fine and detailed artwork.

AFP 52 alcohol washable photopolymer pad printing plates


This alcohol washable photopolymer pad printing plate is a good alternative for the ST 52 cliché pad printing plate. Like the ST 52, it has a steel carrier with a photopolymer layer on top. These plates can be used in combination with magnetic ink cups as well as with mechanical pressed ink cups. They are also very suitable for open inkwell pad printing machines. The alcohol washable photopolymer pad printing clichés can be used only on 1 side. This type of pad printing plate is simple to make without the use of agressive chemicals. You can wash them out with our TTN Alcohol developer. The quality of the AFP 52 plate comparable to the ST 52 plate. However, the exposure time and wash out time is shorter. Making these clichés faster to make. You can put very fine rasters inside the plate which leads to the fact that this plate can be used for very fine and detailed artwork.

Important: the AFP52 plate is a cheaper alternative for the  ST52.


Water washable photopolymer pad printing plates (clichés)

WS 43 Water washable photopolymer pad printing plates

These water washable photopolymer pad printing plates have a steel carrier with a photopolymer layer on top. These pad printing plates can be used in combination with magnetic ink cups as well as with mechanical pressed ink cups. They are also very suitable for open inkwell pad printing machines. The water washable photopolymer pad printing clichés can be used only on 1 side. This type of pad printing plate is simple to make without the use of agressive chemicals. You can wash them out with water. This type of pad printing plate is in comparison to the WSA 52 plate lower priced and doesn’t last as long as the WSA 52. You can put very fine rasters inside the plate which leads to the fact that this pad printing plate can be used for very fine and detailed artwork.

WSA 52 water washable photopolymer pad printing plates

These water washable photopolymer pad printing plates have a steel carrier with a photopolymer layer on top. These pad printing plates can be used in combination with magnetic ink cups as well as with mechanical pressed ink cups. They are also very suitable for open inkwell pad printing machines. The water washable photopolymer pad printing clichés can be used only on 1 side. This type of pad printing plate is simple to make without the use of agressive chemicals. You can wash them out with water. The quality of the WSA 52 pad printing plate is higher than the WS 43 pad printing plate and lasts longer. You can put very fine rasters inside the plate which leads to the fact that this pad printing plate can be used for very fine and detailed artwork.

KM 43 GS water washable photopolymer pad printing plates

These water washable photopolymer pad printing clichés have a steel carrier with a polymer layer on top. The pad printing plates can be used only on 1 side. We advise to use the pad printing plates only on open inkwell pad printing machines. The water washable photopolymer pad printing clichés are too soft to use them on closed ink cup machines. This type of pad printing plate is simple to make without the use of agressive chemicals. You can wash them out with water. The quality of the pad printing cliché can be compared to the WS 43. You can put very fine rasters inside the plate which leads to the fact that this pad printing plate can be used for very fine and detailed artwork.


Steel pad printing plates (clichés)

Thinsteel pad printing etch plates quality clear 0,25mm en 0,5mm

These steel pad printing etching plates are made out of steel and coated with a transparent photosensitive layer, covered with a white foil. These pad printing plates can be used on both surfaces. These steel pad printing clichés can be used in combination with magnetic ink cups as well as with mechanical pressed ink cups. They are also very suitable for open inkwell pad printing machines. The pad printing plates can be etched with with nitric acid, etching salt of iron-tri-chloride. The thinsteel pad printing clichés are available in 2 thicknesses, 0,25mm and 0,5mm. You can use the TTN developer and TTN coating cleaner to develop and remove the photosensitive layer. For etching you can use the TTN etching liquid.

Thinsteel pad printing etch plates quality blue 0,25mm, 0,3mm en 0,5mm

These steel pad printing etching plates are made out of steel and coated with a blue photosensitive layer, covered with a white foil. These pad printing plates can be used on both surfaces. These steel pad printing clichés can be used in combination with magnetic ink cups as well as with mechanical pressed ink cups. They are also very suitable for open inkwell pad printing machines. The pad printing plates can be etched with with nitric acid, etching salt of iron-tri-chloride. The thinsteel pad printing clichés are available in 3 thicknesses, 0,25mm, 0,3mm of 0,5mm. You can use the TTN developer and TTN coating cleaner to develop and remove the photosensitive layer. For etching you can use the TTN etching liquid.

The quality of the blue coated and clear coated thinsteel pad printing plates are almost the same. Only the blue quality is available in several variants such as: different thicknesses of thin steel, lapped quality, and in thick steel quality. There is also a difference in the process of making the clichés. The blue pad printing clichés are easier to retouch if there any damage or points in the surface after exposuring the cliché. Only the process of making the plates is a little bit faster with the clear coated thinsteel pad printing plates than with the blue coated plates. Both types of thinsteel pad printing clichés are good quality pad printing plates suitable for producing high-quality prints.

Thinsteel pad printing etch plates 0,5mm lapped quality blue

These steel pad printing etching plates are made of steel and in principle the same quality as the normal thinsteel pad printing plates. The only difference is that the surface of the pad printing plates is lapped. 1 side of the pad printing cliché is perfectly smooth. This smooth surface ensures a much longer lifetime than a normal thinsteel pad printing cliché. These pad printing plates are mailny used for large printing series. These plates can be used in combination with magnetic ink cups as well as with mechanical pressed ink cups. They are also very suitable for open inkwell pad printing machines. These lapped thinsteel pad printing clichés are also only available with a blue coated photosensitive layer and not with the clear coated photosensitive layer. The steel pad printing plates can be etched with with nitric acid, etching salt of iron-tri-chloride. You can use the TTN developer and TTN coating cleaner to develop and remove the photosensitive layer. For etching you can use the TTN etching liquid.

Thicksteel pad printing plates 10 mm

In general, thick steel pad printing plates are only used for very large runs. Because they are made out of hardened steel, the pad printing plates last for a very long time. We can supply these plates with a photosensitve layer. That way, the pad printing clichés can be made similar tot he thinsteel pad printing plates. These thick steel pad printing clichés are only available with a blue-coated photosensitive layer and not with the clear-coated photosensitive layer. You can use the TTN developer and TTN coating cleaner to develop and remove the photosensitive layer. For etching you can use the TTN etching liquid.

We can also supply these pad printing plates without the photosensitive layer, which makes them suitable for laser engraving. The advantage of laser engraving is that you can engrave it very accurately up to an accuracy of 1 micron. Also the positioning of the artwork on the cliché can be done very accurate.

TTN can also arrange the laser engraving for you.

These pad printing plates can be used in combination with magnetic ink cups as well as with mechanical pressed ink cups. They are also very suitable for open inkwell pad printing machines.

These pad printing plates are available in any size you require. Standard only 1 side is suitable for printing. On demand we can also supply pad printing plates which can be used double sided.

Thick steel pad printing plates are available in a standard quality and in an alloy with 12% chrome. The chrome quality pad printing plates are even more durable, but cannot be etched with nitric acid.

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