Basic forms pad or tampo printing
have existed for centuries. The 20th century experienced
rapid expansion in technical and materials technology
became which helped this process gain more widespread
use. First gaining a foothold in the watch-making
industry following World War II, developments in
the late 60s and early 70s, such as silicone pads
and more advanced equipment, made the printing method
far more practical.
Advancements in ink and pad technology allowed formerly unprintable surfaces
to be printed onto and caught the imaginations of engineers and designers,
and as a result pad printing exploded into the mass production marketplace.
Today, pad printing is a well established technology covering a wide spectrum
of industries and applications.
Examples for Pad Printing Applications are :