Pad Printing

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Our pad printing allows text, symbols, or depth gauge bands to be added post-extrusion to your polymer tubing. Custom graphics, your business logo, or simple text are all possibilities that can be added to your tubing or lay-flat material.

Our semi-automated process allows for a range of printing operations and services including indexed and 360-degree marking around the outside diameter (OD) of the tubing. You can choose from alphanumeric text, symbols, marker bands, or symbol graphics to mark your tubing for just the right application.

Ink Selection

A wide selection of inks are available, ranging from standard to specialty. Various colors and ink chemistries are also available. Zeus Sales and Engineering personnel will be glad to assist you in the ink selection process.

Polymer for Printing

Pad printing services are currently available for the following materials: Nylon Resins, Pebax®, PEEK, PE, PU, PETG, and other non-fluorinated polymers. Printing on fluoropolymers such as PTFE, FEP, PFA, and others can be evaluated on a case-by-case basis for high volume applications. Other polymers may also be available for pad printing by request. (Laser marking is also available should you require permanent marking to your tubing).

Pad Printing Capabilities

  • Tube Length: 2″ (51 mm) to 60″ (152 cm) for tubing with marks around the entire circumference.
  • Text Height: 0.050″ (1.270 mm) to 0.200″ (5.080 mm) maximum – depending on tube OD.
  • Text Length: 0.050″ (1.270 mm) to 4.0″ (101.6 mm)
  • Band Width: 0.050″ (1.270 mm) to 4.0″ (101.6 mm)
  • Minimum Wall: 0.005″ (0.127 mm)
  • Minimum Tube OD: 0.060″ (1.524 mm)

Contact our team or call toll-free in the US 1-800-526-3842 or +1-803-268-9500 internationally today to see how we can develop a precision solution to give you a competitive advantage; or you can request prototyping samples.

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