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Silk Screen Printing vs Pad Printing


Silkscreen Printing and pad printing are both printing methods that reproduce a design onto different surfaces. While printers use silkscreen on flat surfaces such as clothes, paper and glass, pad printing transfers a design onto three-dimensional surfaces such as keychains and tools.


Silkscreen Printing works like a stencil. The artist presses pigment through a screen with a design on it. Pigment seeps onto areas that aren’t covered by the design.


Pad printing deposits a design onto a three-dimensional object using a silicone pad that lifts the ink off of a printing plate. It works much like a stamp.


Silkscreen printing can transfer adhesives and circuit patterns as well as inks, paints and enamels whereas pad printing is used almost exclusively with ink. On the other hand, the flat nature of a silk screen means that it cannot print on a three-dimensional object.


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