Market-Leading Expertise & Cutting Edge Technology

We offer more pad printing ink series than anyone in the market. Our deep familiarity with both ink performance and the entire pad printing process allows us to stand out in our ability to provide custom inks painstakingly designed to meet your specific application requirements.

In our Ink Lab, experts can find precisely the right formulation for your application after careful consideration of specific printing requirements for a wide variety of substrates.

We have expertise in:

  • Precision Color Matching
  • Additives (hardeners, thinners, adhesion promoters, specialty additives)
  • 1 Component, 2 Component, & UV Inks
  • Metallics & Process Ink Colors

  • Medical Class VI Grade Inks
  • Infant/Child Non-Toxic Inks
  • Migration & Toxicity Control

Color Matching
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 ΔE color variance of 2.0 or less
  • Custom color formulas are kept on file, ready for next time
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Ink Selection

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

  • Substrate
  • Industry
  • Color
  • Ink type (1 or 2 component or UV)
  • Needed capabilities
  • Adhesion requirements
  • Abrasion requirements
  • Opacity
  • Printing speed
  • Need for pretreatments
  • Desired number of prints
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Compatible Substrates

Experts in the Trans Tech Ink Lab are familiar with ink formulation requirements for printing on a wide variety of surfaces including:

  • Acrylics
  • Ceramics & glass
  • Coated or painted parts
  • Formica
  • Leather
  • Rubber

  • Phenolics
  • Polycarbonate
  • Polyester
  • Polyolefins
  • Polystyrene
  • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)

  • Surlyn
  • Thermoplastic
  • Thermoset Plastic
  • Urethanes
  • Various metals
  • Wood

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Trans Tech Ink Lab
(630) 752-4000
We can identify the best ink formulation for your decorating needs and provide market-leading color matching services.
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