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New to pad printing....advice needed!

Posted on Tue, 4 May 2004 at 1:46



I am a promotional products distributor and I am getting a lot of requests for small runs (50 - 250) Most of my suppliers require much larger quantities and will not accept the small orders. Can someone recommend small run equipment? Is manual OK for these small, one color jobs? I've been a journeyman web offset pressman for 12 years so I know a little about printing and pre-press but I'm not familiar with pad printing. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. I'm in Las Vegas so a west coast distributor would be great. Thanks in advance for your help!

Regards,
Tim

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Anonymous says: Manual is OK, but with my past experience I would not use one. Go with a used or low end air operated model, preferably a cup system. There are some great "starter" machines on the market, contact me, ...

Manual is OK, but with my past experience I would not use one. Go with a used or low end air operated model, preferably a cup system. There are some great "starter" machines on the market, contact me, I have a 2 color cup system that would work well for you, low priced too.

posted on: Thu, 05/06/2004 - 8:23am
Anonymous says: have you tried ekusa to get you small runs printed? some time i know they do small runs. what kind of products ore you running? -joshua smith asi supervisor posted on: Thu, 05/06/2004 - 4:52pm
Anonymous says: have you tried ekusa to get you small runs printed? some time i know they do small runs. what kind of products ore you running? -joshua smith asi supervisor posted on: Thu, 05/06/2004 - 4:53pm
Anonymous says: Tim: we are a distributor of pad printing equipment and related supplies. We used to sell a small manual pad printer, but found that it cost nearly as much to produce as a pneumatic printer. We would ...

Tim:

we are a distributor of pad printing equipment and related supplies. We used to sell a small manual pad printer, but found that it cost nearly as much to produce as a pneumatic printer. We would never recommend a manual for cosmetic or reapeatable printing projects. Timing and pressure must be exact to duplicate an image, both are lacking in a manual system.

steve

posted on: Mon, 05/17/2004 - 4:22pm
Anonymous says: What is the name of your company? I would like to look into buying from you. Thanks, Jimmy Chang Noi's Unique Gifts / Dove Marketing posted on: Thu, 05/27/2004 - 9:28pm
Anonymous says: Hi Steve, I am interested in what you said. We are looking at a Press A Print operation, but I hear you saying that such a system - manual - is not the way to go. What is your company, what type of ...

Hi Steve,
I am interested in what you said. We are looking at a Press A Print operation, but I hear you saying that such a system - manual - is not the way to go. What is your company, what type of equipment do you recommend for one to get started on a small (e.g. inexpensive) trial, part-time, basis? Our idea is to market to small businesses for small(er) quantities. That is where the niche is for this type of printing, I'm told. Your thoughts? Someone suggested we look into a company called Tamp A Print, I beleive it was. But, I haven't located them yet. What all do you sell? Where are good sources of supplies? Do you know of any pad printing associations? Who are your competitors?
Thanks,
Rick

posted on: Mon, 07/05/2004 - 2:24am
Anonymous says: do you sell pad printing machines? i would like pricing. posted on: Wed, 07/07/2004 - 3:49pm
Anonymous says: i would like more information on the systems you sell. posted on: Wed, 07/07/2004 - 3:51pm

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