Pad Print Ink: What Trans Tech Offers

Learn about our market-leading range of pad printing inks and ink related services

What types of pad printing ink does Trans Tech provide?

Trans Tech is proud of our reputation as the global leader in pad printing ink. We offer a market-leading range of pad printing inks as well as supporting products and services. We work hard to stay ahead of the pack both in terms of the performance of our ink and the convenience with which customers can order our ink.

What exactly makes Trans Tech a leader in pad print ink?

Trans Tech is proud to be the market-leader in three key areas related to pad print ink.

First – Our inks are widely considered to be the most durable available in the market today. Our deep expertise in the entire pad printing process– including machines, supplies and services– allows us to engineer ink with standout durability.

Second- Trans Tech has the largest ink warehouse in North America. Our wide selection of pad printing inks truly allows Trans Tech to stand out as a leader.

Finally- The experts in Trans Tech´s Ink Lab combine industry-leading expertise with cutting edge technology to provide superior ink-related support services.

We can take a look at each of these elements in more detail.


How many types of pad print ink does Trans Tech provide?

Trans Tech offers a market-leading range of standard pad print inks. In fact we offer:
*INK LINES: 30 different standard ink lines, 7 of which are widely used in North America.
*STANDARD COLORS: 28 available standard colors
*MIX COLORS: 12 C-Mix colors for simplified color matching in many ink lines
*OPTIONS: Both metallic and process colors.


What types of standard and specialty inks does Trans Tech provide?

Each pad print project is unique and requires slightly different pad print ink characteristics for optimal performance. To address this need, Trans Tech offers a wide range of specialty pad print inks.

*Solvent Based Inks:

  • Single component
  • Two component

*High-Speed Inks:

  • Fast curing UV
  • High speed transfer

*High-Performance Inks:

  • High density
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Chemical resistant

*Specialty Inks:

  • Medical Class VI
  • Automotive inks
  • Infant/child non-toxic inks


What types of pad print ink additives does Trans Tech provide?

In some instances, additives can boost the performance of pad printing inks. It is important to work with a trusted partner who can provide specific guidance on what kind of additives might be beneficial to your unique project and how they can best be used.

Trans Tech offers a range of pad print ink additives including:

*Ink Additives:

  • hardners
  • thinners
  • adhesion promoters
  • specialty additives


What type of expertise do the experts in the Trans Tech Ink Lab have?

The experts in the Trans Tech Ink Lab have deep familiarity with both ink performance and the entire pad printing process. This allows us to stand out in our ability to provide custom inks painstakingly designed to meet your specific application requirements. We understand how product geometry, production environment and substrate characteristics come together to determine which pad printing ink will provide optimal results for your project.


How do the experts in the Trans Tech Ink Lab pinpoint the best ink for each application?

You may be wondering- how do we do this?

Experts in the Trans Tech Ink Lab can identify the best formulation for your decorating needs after considering a wide number of factors, including:

*Analysis Factors:

  • industry
  • substrate
  • color
  • ink type
  • adhesion / abrasion and chemical resistance requirements
  • opacity
  • printing speed
  • need for pretreatments

After a thorough study of each of these elements, experts in the Trans Tech Ink Lab can identify the standard ink best suited to your project OR develop a custom ink specially designed to precisely match your unique project requirements.


Does Trans Tech provide precision pad print ink color matching?

If you need a precise color match– you´ve come to the right place. The highly trained experts in the Trans Tech Ink Lab are the best in the industry.

For over 25 years, Trans Tech has invested in the latest cutting-edge spectrophotometer technology. We currently use two spectrophotometers to ensure our customers receive a precise color performance batch after batch with the highest accuracy.

All color batches are kept to within a delta E color variance of 2 or less!!

To ensure absolute consistency from batch to batch- Custom color formulas are kept on file, ready for next time


How do I order ink from Trans Tech?

Having the largest pad print warehouse in North America has long allowed Trans Tech to deliver ink quickly. Now, we are pleased to announce that ordering pad printing ink – as well as other key pad print supplies- is easier than ever thanks to our newly updated Online Store. The store provides users a range of features including quick order by part number, order status and tracking updates, wish lists and payment options.


Would you like to know more?

Please get in touch. We would love to hear from you.