The Effect of Engraving Depth and Silicon Geometry on Pad Printing Efficiency

Daşdemir B., Kukçu B., Anıl A., Büyük U., Vanlı A. S., Akdoğan A.

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies and Innovative Technologies, vol.6, no.2, pp.189-192, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


The fast-growing printing technologies play a significant role in increasing promotional and advertising activities in the manufacturing industry. Among these technologies, pad printing is a method in which the drawn image is transferred to the object directly. This method can be used in all other sectors in terms of permanence, production speed, and ease of use. To perform the pad printing process with a zero-defect policy, parameter optimization is vital. To obtain the desired efficiency, the main parameters affecting pad printing need to be enhanced and applied during the whole process such as engraving depth and silicon geometry. This work aims to observe the effects of the engraving depth and silicone geometry printing parameters on pad printing quality. With the optimized settings, the durability of the printing has been increased, the printing time performance has been improved and the error-free printing goal has been succeeded. The alterations made in engraving depth and silicone geometry were examined and the maximum printing efficiency and productivity are reached in our pad printing process.