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011898:Plate Making Kit
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Pad printing making plate easy DIY plate

Pad printing is a printing process that can transfer a 2-D image onto a 3-D object. This is accomplished using an indirect offset (gravure) printing process that involves an image being transferred from the printing plate (cliché) via a silicone pad onto a substrate (surface to be printed). Pad printing is used for printing on otherwise impossible products in many industries including medical, automotive, promotional, apparel, electronics, appliances, sports equipment and toys. It can also be used to deposit functional materials such as conductive inks, adhesives, dyes and lubricants.

Plate making is vital import for pad printing, it determines you printing quality, our this full set plate making liquids and and machine can help you DIY you plate.
1-Cleaning liquid 500ml /bottle(011036)

2-Photosensitive liquid 250ml /bottle(011007)

3-Developing liquid 250ml /bottle(011008)

4-Etching liquid 250ml /bottle(011009)

5-Stripping liquid 500ml/bottle(011010)

6-5 syringes(001060)

7-5 pieces of thin steel plate 8-1/2x3-7/8 inch (011005)


Pad Printing Metal Plate Making Video Instruction


UV Exposure Unit

ASC 10.2"x8.3" exposure unit is an equipment used for

small area exposure, especially suitable for exposure

of small size plates





Exposing area: 10.2"x8.3"(260x210mm)
Voltage: 110v
Time Range: 0-330 seconds
Light power: 48W(six 8W UV fluorescent bulbs )
Machine size: 12.6"x12.5"x4.3"(320x317x108mm)
Package dimensions: 14.6"x14.6"x5.5"(370x370x140mm)
Net weight: 8.4Lb(3.8kg)
Shipping weight: 10.6Lb(4.8kg)

Emulsion Coating Machine

Steel plate coating machine can coat photosensitive liquid evenly on surface of steel plate or steel blade by the centrifugal effect caused by high-speed rotation. It is one of the important equipments in the process of plate making and a necessary tool for making high quality plate.
  • Coating by centrifugal rotation, even and flat.

  • With special designed scale, it is easy to install steel plate, which extraordinarily solve the departure in installing.

  • Collocated with speed–adjustable motor, you can adjust speed of the motor with potentiometer to control thickness of coating.

  • With special designed “+”construction, it is more saving of power and easy to clean.

  • Equipped with handle and protection cover, it is safer to operate.

  • Suitable steel plate size:3.5"-8.66"(89-220mm)
  • Machine size: 13.6" X 13.6" X 7"(345x345x175mm)
  • Net weight: 22LB(10KG)
  • Shipping weight: 24LB(11KG)



How the process works

Step 1: Flooding

The image to be transferred is etched into a printing plate commonly referred to as a cliche'. Once mounted in the machine, the cliche' is flooded with ink. The surface of the cliche' is then doctored clean, leaving ink only in the image area. As solvents evaporate from the image area the ink's ability to adhere to the silicone transfer pad increases.

Step 2: Pick Up

The pad is positioned directly over the cliche', pressed onto it to pick up the ink, and then lifted away. The physical changes that take place in the ink during flooding (and wiping) account for its ability to leave the recessed engraving in favor of the pad.

Step 3: Print Stroke

After the pad has lifted away from the cliche' to its complete vertical height, there is a delay before the ink is deposited on the substrate. During this stage, the ink has just enough adhesion to stick to the pad (it can easily be wiped off, yet it does not drip). The ink on the pad surface once again undergoes physical changes: solvents evaporate from the outer ink layer that is exposed to the atmosphere, making it tackier and more viscous.

Step 4: Ink Deposit

The pad is pressed down onto the substrate, conforming to its shape and depositing the ink in the desired location. Even though it compresses considerably during this step. a properly designed pad, in fact, will never form a 0-degree contact angle with the substrate; such a situation would trap air between the pad and the part, resulting in an incomplete transfer.

Step 5: Pad Release

The pad lifts away from the substrate and assumes its original shape again, leaving all of the ink on the substrate. The ink undergoes physical changes during the head stroke and loses its affinity for the pad. When the pad is pressed onto the substrate, the adhesion between the ink and substrate is greater than the adhesion between the ink and pad, resulting in a virtually complete deposit of the ink. This leaves the pad clean and ready for the next print cycle.

Items included:

1) 1 set of emulsion coating machine (011003)
2) 1 set of 10.2"X8.3" UV exposure (010031)
3) 1 pc Silicone Rubber Pad L-2800 (011037)
4) 1 pc Silicone Rubber Pad L-2810 (011038)
5) 1 pc Silicone Rubber Pad R-0552 (011039)
6) 1 pc Silicone Rubber Pad R-0582 (011040)
7) 5 sheets cliché (011005)
8) 1 Cleaning liquid 500ml /bottle (011036)
9) 1 Photosensitive liquid 250ml /bottle(011007)
10) 1 Developing liquid 250ml /bottle(011008)
11) 1 Etching liquid 250ml /bottle(011009)
12) 1 Stripping liquid 500ml/bottle(011010)
13) 5 syringes(001060)


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