History
1979

Trans Tech founded as US distributor of pad printing technology for Tampo Print International.

1981

Trans Tech converts golf ball industry from hot stamping to pad printing with ground breaking technology for applying images to random dimple patterns.

1984

Trans Tech introduces high-speed rotary gravure process to syringe printing.

1990

Sealed ink cup technology is introduced.

1992

Trans Tech moves to its current location in Carol Stream, Illinois.

1995

Trans Tech acquired by ITW (Illinois Tool Works) and begins designing and building its own line of machinery and accessories.

1997

Trans Tech’s founder, John Legat, dies in a vintage automobile racing accident.

2000

New equipment for developing, stripping, and exposing thick steel plates.

2002

Silicone pad production begins at the Carol Stream facility.

2007

New SpaceFrameTM and ExpressLinerTM disposable ink cups generate significant cost and time savings.

2008

Trans Tech On-DemandTM digital inkjet business unit is added with InDecsTM and Image LTTM series. Unveiling of the AeroTM series of pad printers.

2010

First US company in the industry to become ISO 9001:2008 certified.

2018

Became ISO 9001:2015 certified. Unveiling of the SealCup Express & Pneumatic Express pad printers.

2020

Trans Tech and sister IDS brands reveal global “Trusted Partner for Product Decoration” position with dozens of internal process projects designed to further enhance efficiency, expertise and reliability. New logo and website.

Awards & Recognition

Trans Tech is proud to have received recognition for our innovative products, reliable service, and community involvement.

For example, we have

  • Earned ISO 9001:2015 accreditation
  • Been issued over 20 US patents for innovations related to product decoration
  • Received recognition from the Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce for 25 years of service
Location

Trans Tech is headquartered in beautiful Carol Stream, IL.

We are conveniently located near both O’Hare (30 minute drive) and Midway (45 minute drive) international airports.

We would love to have you tour our Carol Stream facility.

While in town you can also enjoy our wonderful parks – one of the reasons Carol Stream frequently appears on “Best Places to Live in Illinois” lists. Please reach out anytime, we are happy to help provide you with lodging and restaurant recommendations as well.

Would you like to learn more about Trans Tech? We are happy to answer any questions you might have.