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Printing Plate Makers

Printing plate makers allow you to make pad printing plates or clichés quickly and extremely cost effectively! Pad printing systems require a printing plate to be made for each colour of a design that will be printed. These printing plates can be made in a number of ways, but by far the easiest and most cost effective way is to invest in a UV exposure unit and some water washable polymer plate material.

Some companies that have a need for pad printing plates will outsource the task of making the plate to an engraving company. Not only does this take time, but there is also a much higher cost to produce the plate. When time is serious constraint, perhaps more so than the cost for the plate, many organisations now look to make polymer printing plates in-house.

In order to make the pad printing plate, a number of items are needed, the most expensive of which will be a good UV exposure unit such as the Black Box pressure pad system or the Xeros vacuum bed range.