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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

Alcohol washable photopolymer pad printing plates

Water washable photopolymer pad printing plates

Steel pad printing etch plates

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.

CYL 55 Laser engravable pad printing plates

These laser engravable pad printing plates have a steel core with a photopolymer layer on both sides. These laser engravable pad printing plates can be engraved on both surfaces and are easy to use in combination with magnetic ink cups. The laser engravable pad printing cliché can also be used on machines with mechanical ink cup pressure. They are also suitable for open inkwell machines. The CYL 55 laser engravable pad printing clichés can be engraved with either a fiber, a YAG or a CO2 laser.

DLE 30 Laser engravable pad printing plates

These laser engravable pad printing plates have a steel core with a photopolymer layer on both sides. 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 DLE 30 laser engravable pad printing clichés can be engraved with either a fiber, a YAG or a CO2 laser.


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.


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 plates 0,25mm, 0,3mm en 0,5mm

These steel pad printing plates are made out of steel and coated with a photosensitive layer, covered with a black 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.

Thinsteel pad printing plates 0,5mm lapped quality

These steel pad printing 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. The steel pad printing plates can be etched with with nitric acid, etching salt of iron-tri-chloride.

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 clichés.

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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