What we should know is that pad printing is one of the special printing methods. Silk screen printing is one of the four printing methods. It is also known as the four printing methods for lithographic printing and gravure printing. So, what is the difference between screen printing and pad printing? Let's distinguish it.
One of the special printing methods is printing. Using a steel (or copper, thermoplastic plastic) gravure, using a curved head made of silicone rubber material, the ink on the intaglio plate is rubbed onto the surface of the pad, and then pressed to the surface of the desired object to be printed. Text, graphics, etc.
Screen printing is stencil printing. The printing plate is in the form of a mesh, and the plate is formed with a through hole and a non-through hole. When printing, the ink is printed on the substrate from the plate through hole portion under the squeeze of the squeegee plate.
The important features of pad printing: the ink layer of the pad printing is thin, and it can print the color on any surface, showing very good color expression and printing adaptability. It is commonly known as universal printing. Any object except water and air cannot be printed. Pad printing can be used.
Screen printing involves stretching a silk fabric, a synthetic fabric or a wire mesh onto a frame, and making a screen printing plate by hand-engraving or photochemical plate making. The modern screen printing technology uses a photosensitive material to make a screen printing plate by photolithography (so that the screen hole of the graphic portion on the screen printing plate is a through hole, and the non-graphic portion of the wire mesh hole is blocked. Live) oil paintings, prints, posters, business cards, binding covers, merchandise packaging, merchandise signs, printing and dyeing textiles, glass and metal plane carriers.
The important features of silk screen printing: thick ink layer of silk screen, strong sense of three-dimensional printing, can touch the concave and convex feeling by hand, suitable for surface printing of high-grade products, color expression is very good, multi-color overprinting is more troublesome, for products Surface requirements are regular planes or surfaces with limited printing range limitations.