Color Images offers specialty pad printing services for Industry that will enhance the value of  your product. Whether you need your logo or your nomenclature printed on your product, we can produce it in the colors and detail you require. We can help you through the entire project including Graphic Artwork, Proto-typing, and Full Production runs. Pad printing technology excels when it comes to printing on irregular shapes such as Curves, Arcs, Spheres, Convex, Concave, Flat and other Uneven surfaces.    Our pads conform to the shape of  your part allowing images to be put on the most unusual part surfaces. High definition prints with close registration can be obtained with ease.

Pad printing technology is used to print many of  the things we use in our everyday lives.  An example of some of  the products are listed here:

  • Instrumentation
  • Mice
  • Calculators
  • Watches & Clocks
  • Camera and Lenses
  • Knobs for Appliances
  • Toys
  • Calculators
  • Keypads
  • Remote Controls
  • Computers
  • Medical Equipment
  • Joysticks
  • Electronic Equipment
  • Smart Phones
  • Routers & Modems

Contract Pad Printing Examples


Keyboards are a very good example of  Pad Printing on concaved surfaces.  The keys are concaved and therefore impossible to print with a screen printer.  By decorating the keys with the proper nomenclature using a pad printer it will constitute a higher resolution of  print and a more accurate placement of  the nomenclature.



This is an example of  pad printing two colors on a convexed or curved surface. The pad printers silicon pad will easily conform to the shape resulting in a high detail image.

Pad Print Decorating Examples


This is a good example of  Pad Print decorating on a flat surface.  Although this is a flat surface it is best suited for  Pad Printing rather than Screen Printing because of the inherent difficultly of  making a fixture for this part .  A single accurate fixture can be made for Pad Printing while several fixtures would have to be made for Screen Printing to gang them up and they would not be as accurate or as economical.



Here is an example of  Pad Printing a gray color on raised lettering.  The words "ON" , GO" and the arrows are raised while the "GPS - NAV" and logo are not. Both the raised and un-raised nomenclature can be printed at the same time when Pad Printing, eliminating the cost of  another setup and print. This would not be applicable for Screen Printing because there are two different surface heights.