Tampo Printing

Tampo printing is a sort of "stamping" process whereby the ink is taken from an etched metal plate onto a flexible pad - the tampon - and "stamped" onto the article to be printed. The tampon fits due to its high amount of elasticity to the differing printed materials without problems and makes it possible to print even on highly complexe surfaces. With the help of tampon printing, diverse materials  can be printed: ceramics, plastics, metal, glass etc.

Printing inks used are basicly the same as those used in silk-screen printing, however the print density of the ink is considerably less. As with the silk-screen process, PE products have to be "flamed" prior to printing and finally dried off in a heated chamber.