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Cliche Punches

Innovative Marking Systems has spent thousands of dollars creating special tooling that enables us to accurately cut and punch photopolymer cliches for our TOSH machines, as well as the following competitive brands: Autoroll Autotran Comec Imtran Kent Printex Tampoprint TransTech United Silicone   We offer four types of high quality photopolymer materials: Elite Series material

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The Perception of Color

I believe we can all agree that color is the single most misunderstood property of the products that we decorate. If you don’t believe me, ask me about the customer who faxed me a color chip. For someone to perceive any color you have to have three things: a light source, an observer, and an object. These

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Choosing the Right Decorating Process

Manufacturers decorate their products to differentiate them from those of their competitors. Often product designs are approved, marketing campaigns are launched, and expensive tooling is ordered without anyone ever confirming the design’s feasibility with regard to the decorating process that has been specified. This paper will pair up some key design characteristics with the appropriate

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Dealing with Heat & Humidity

Many people consider adjusting ink for printing under conditions of extreme heat and relative humidity to be akin to “voodoo.” While it is true that high temperature and humidity can pose problems, overcoming them isn’t really that difficult. The best way to minimize the negative effects of temperature and humidity variation is to control your printing environment. By

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Color Matching

Color Matching 101 Many variables affect the way a printed color is perceived, and when any one of those variables changes, so does the appearance of the color. With a color measurement device matching become a science . Without a color measurement device color matching is an art. For a color to exist three things must be present:

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Printing on Textured Surfaces

Pad Printing on Textured Surfaces Textures vary according to their individual depth, the degree of draft on the sidewalls, and the frequency of peaks and valleys for a given surface area. Some textures are more difficult to print successfully than others, and there are certain textures that are simply impossible to cover completely. The following diagram illustrates

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Options and Accessories for Productive Pad Printing

Pad printing is an effective method of decorating parts of all kinds; from ad-specialty items such as pens and golf balls to industrial products like faceplates and propane tanks. Numerous add-ons and custom options are available to make this already productive process even more efficient. Some are designed to enhance parts handling, while others address

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Increasing Pad Printing Productivity and Efficiency

   Written by John Kaverman, President,  Pad Print Pros Specializing in the pad printing process for nearly twenty years, I’ve had the opportunity to visit hundreds of companies, review thousands of different applications, and train thousands of people at various levels within each organization. What I’ve learned is that many of the problems that companies

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