SIMCO offers a pad printing process that will transfer two-dimensional images to any SIMCO plastic enclosure. Pad Printing allows SIMCO’s customers to display names, addresses, phone numbers, operating instructions, warnings, etc. on their products. The advantage of pad printing is that it allows printing on irregular surfaces that other forms of printing can’t manage.
SIMCO requires good clean artwork on a 1:1 scale in PDF, vector or jpeg format. The artwork is photographed and an etched plate is developed. The plate itself does not come into contact with the enclosures. The plate is placed in the ink well and the image is transferred to the plastic by means of a transfer pad. The transfer pad is constructed of silicone rubber that allows the pickup and release process to occur. Because the transfer pad is soft and flexible, it can conform to the surface of the object that is being printed.
SIMCO offers single color printing for simple jobs and multi-color pad printing when a more decorative solution is required.
“Expanding the options we offer our enclosure customers is part of our over-all growth strategy, according to SIMCO Vice-President and Production Manager Mike Early.
SIMCO has been a leading manufacturer of high quality standard and custom injection molded enclosures since 1982.
Its products include utility boxes, pocket-sized boxes, handheld cases and desktop housings. All SIMCO’s molded products are made of UL® approved materials.