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Pad Print Protection

Pad Print Protection

Pad Print Protection

I am having some artwork pad printed on a part, but am concerned with the durability of the pad print over time. The part is a component of a consumer product, and will go in pockets, briefcases, etc. I fear that it will noticeably wear over time due to these types of environments. Although the loads are low, the number of cycles is high.

The pad printing operation is being performed on a mirrored surface. I am looking for some kind of secondary op I can perform to further protect the pad printed art work. I am thinking some kind of protective coating/sacrificial layer, but am open to any ideas!

Please let me know if you would like any further clarification. Any guidance is greatly appreciated.

RE: Pad Print Protection

My first thought is to use a film layer, please let me know if you have any suggestions on this.

RE: Pad Print Protection

clear overcoat that is used in parts marking parts.

if it can be built it can be calculated.
if it can be calculated it can be built.

RE: Pad Print Protection

Can you provide a link? Where would I find and read up about this?

RE: Pad Print Protection

It would be far easier etch the glass than to pad print and then try to protect the ink. It would look better, too. Etching can be by chemical means or by grit blasting through a template.

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