Custom Pad Development

At Engineered Printing Solutions, we produce and stock all of the commonly used pads—cylindrical, square, linear, or compound. We also offer hollow pads and dual-durometer pads that wrap around a product 180 degrees. We also custom design and manufacture printing pads if your job requires something unique.

Our Customer Service Department is available to help you select the proper design or shape and hardness for a particular job if you need assistance. We carefully inspect all pads prior to shipment to ensure that the surface of the pad promotes complete ink transfer from the pad to the substrate.

Printing pads are made with special silicone rubber with the following characteristics:

  • Excellent absorption and detachment of the ink, resulting in perfect transposition of the image to be printed.
  • Tear strength and resistance to solvents and inks for long pad life.
  • Hardness and form stability to ensure the possibility of being used several times.
  • Easy to be cleaned for quick maintenance.

The choice of the pad depends on many elements, including the following:

  • Shape of the printing surface: flat or uneven.
  • Dimension of the printing surface: printing area.
  • Type of printing surface: smooth, rough, etc.
  • Number of the colors to be printed.


These elements determine the pad’s size, shape and hardness (expressed in durometer). Our pads are available in durometer ranges between 10 and 80. If the right pad is not available, we can make a custom pad for any unique application and offer it for reorder.