Pad Printing & Decorating on Nylon
At Unique Assembly & Decorating, we are the leading provider of product decorating services for rigid nylon plastic products. With over 25 years of experience, we aim to provide the best quality results offering a wide range of printing and decorating services. Our dedication to our customers motivates us to complete the most complex projects in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner. We work with a range of customers, including contract manufacturers, OEMs, injection molders, and product manufacturers severing a variety of industries. We are often asked to pad print or screen print on Nylon, Nylon 66, and Glass Filled Nylon.
What is Nylon (PA)?
Nylon, also known as Clean-pak and nylon C, is used for a variety of applications from reinforcement rubber, injection molded parts and more. It is exceptionally strong, relatively resistant to abrasions and moisture absorptivity, long lasting, resistant to chemicals, elastic and easy to wash. Nylon comes in different grades and can be extruded since it has a high melting temperature, making it perfect for injection molding and 3D printing.
Can you Pad Print on Nylon?
Achieves extremely fine detail and tight multicolor registration.
Pad printing is a printing method that allows the transfer of a 2-dimensional image onto a 3-dimensional object. While just as effective for flat surfaces, this process is most often used for printing on parts that are round, have complex curvature, that are round, have a concave or convex surface, or have recessed or raised areas.
Pad printing became popular following World War II when watchmakers began printing on the curved surfaces of watch faces. This ability to print on unprintable substrates has turned the pad printing process into a well-established technology and is used today across multiple industries such as medical, cosmetics, electronics, and more.
Can you Screen Print on Nylon?
Works well for single, large images on flat or cylindrical parts. This method produces very opaque printed images.
Screen printing is a printing method that allows the transfer of large opaque images onto flat (or relatively flat) and cylindrical plastic, glass, and metal objects. The origins of screen printing date back thousands of years — from early Polynesian natives who forced die through cut-out patterns in banana leaves to decorate cloth, to cave walls found in France and Spain that were decorated by way of stencils and colorant applied with blowpipes, to the Japanese creating intricate designs during the Sung Dynasty (A.D 960-1280). Today, screen printing is used to decorate rigid parts for a variety of industries.
What are Some Applications of Nylon?
Nylon is a synthetic thermoplastic linear polyamide that is often used as a substitute for low strength metals. It is the plastic of choice for components in because of its strength, temperature resilience, and chemical compatibility. Below are just some of the examples where Nylon is used:
- LED Parts
- Power Tool Parts
- Kitchen Cookware
- Plastic Fasteners
- Machine Parts
- Automotive Parts
If you are unsure of the decorating or printing option that will be best for your project, contact us today and we'll help choose the best option.
We have the capabilities to work with companies across the US and are excited to work with you on your upcoming project!
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Unique Assembly & Decorating, Inc.
2550 Wisconsin Ave,
Downers Grove, IL 60515