Automated Systems, Tooling & Consumables

We know how to get it right the first time with durable, high-quality decoration that will avoid costly recalls. We provide market-leading tight tolerance for even the most challenging automotive parts. Automotive brands,  component/assembly manufacturers and automotive molding specialists trust Trans Tech  for:


  • Product Decoration Systems – Stand Alone to Fully Automated.
  • All Tooling & Consumables.
  • Expert Automotive Adherence and Validation Services.
Automotive part decorations include the interior like on the steering wheel.


Durable, Precision Decoration on Automotive Parts

Automotive Interior, Exterior, Dashboard, & Underhood

Automotive part decorations include the interior from ITW Trans Tech.
exterior car parts pad printing
pad printing for automotive dashboards
Underhood automotive pad printing

We understand the tight tolerance required for quality decoration and color matching on interior automotive parts.  Our 40 years of experience can ensure smooth production flow and consistent quality.

Typical Applications Include:

  • Knobs
  • Controls
  • Displays
  • Gear/Shifter Plate
  • Trunk Latches

Additionally- we can provide hot stamping/heat transfer decorating on seat belts, sun visors, carpets/mats, airbag logo debossing panels, and dash clusters through our sister company United Silicone.


Trans Tech has decoration expertise in a wide variety of exterior automotive parts. Our one-pass & multiple color systems can be integrated into full automation.  Our extensive artwork expertise stands out when tight tolerances or precise light diffusion requirements are present.

Typical Applications Include:

  • Medallions/Badges
  • Light Pipes
  • Fuel Caps
  • Light Lens Covers
  • Concept/First Run Cars

Additionally- we can provide hot stamping/heat transfer (HS/HT) decorating on tires, mud flaps, exterior trim, license plates, and grills through our sister company United Silicone.

exterior car parts pad printing

Trans Tech knows how to navigate the tight tolerances,  unique part angles, painted surfaces, and challenging foil requirements that often accompany dashboard product decorating.  Our quality machines and tooling are engineered for superior printing of buttons, logos, and shift bezels.

Typical Applications Include:

  • USB/Sync logos

Additionally- we can provide hot stamp decorating on dash clusters through our sister company United Silicone.


TransTech’s pad printer options are ideal for underhood automotive part decoration. Our systems provide consistently superior decoration that exceeds industry quality standards for tolerances and ink durability. Our turnkey systems can pretreat and cure parts in line for better product flow.

Typical Applications Include:

  • Engine Covers
  • Fill Caps

Additionally- we can provide hot stamp/heat seal (HS/HT) decorating on engine covers, fill caps, engine belts, and battery housings through our sister company United Silicone.

Underhood automotive pad printing
Dedicated Products & Services

Trans Tech offers a variety of products and services that are especially useful for automotive applications. For example:

custom ink mixes for pad printing
Custom Automotive Inks

  • Precision Color Matching
  • Exceed Ink Durability & Adhesion Requirements

Holding fixtures by ITW Trans Tech.
Customizable Machinery & Tooling

  • Customizable machinery and dedicated tooling sets for superior repeatability

orion 130 printer
Automation Options

  • In addition to reducing overhead and simplifying production flow, automation can ensure safety requirements are met


Automotive Decoration Challenges

We understand the challenges commonly associated with automotive part decoration.

Trans Tech’s customer or technical support staff can provide insight into the following areas:

  • We are familiar with the extremely rigorous quality control process that automotive parts must go through and can ensure product decoration goes right the first time
  • We understand the seriousness of field and warranty failures and can demonstrate how our technology is robust and durable enough to provide consistent high-quality decoration for years and years
  • We understand the pressure to reduce labor costs and can cost-effectively integrate automation into the product decoration process
  • We can provide specific guidance in achieving quick turn over and hence flexibility in automotive part decoration
We would love to learn more about your automotive product decoration challenge.