Pad Printing
Supplies.

AutoTran Inc. offers a full line of Pad Printing Supplies. Whether you are looking for plates, pads or inks, we have you covered! Please fill out the form if you have a specialty item that you would like to inquire about.

Have a question? Fill out the form below.

Pad Printing
Supplies.

AutoTran Inc. offers a full line of Pad Printing Supplies. Whether you are looking for plates, pads or inks, we have you covered! Please fill out the form if you have a specialty item that you would like to inquire about.

Have a question? Fill out the form below.

Ruco

AutoTran, Inc. is a major distributor for RUCO Printing Inks. RUCO offers a comprehensive range of pad and screen printing inks that have been developed and optimised with no regard to the different demands placed by the multitude of different industries that apply. RUCO inks are known for excellent chemical and mechanical resistances as well as outstanding adhesion characteristics on a large variety of substrates. RUCO’s basic ink mixing system, consisting of 12 basic colors, which can be used to achieve a wide range of different shades.

Primary Ink Series

CLICK ON EACH NUMBER TO LEARN MORE


Lemon Yellow

Orange

Light Red

Wine Red

Pink

Cobalt Blue

Ultramarine Blue

Turquoise

Medium Green

Brilliant Green

Yellow

Chrome Yellow

Vermilion

Fire Red

Bordeaux Red

Violet

Dark Blue

Light Blue

Sky Blue

Dark Green

May Green

White

Black

Marabu

Marabu develops and manufactures high-quality inks for graphic and industrial applications. To achieve lasting success and to provide customers with effective, reliable solutions, Marabu has consciously chosen to specialize in three technologies: screen printing, digital printing, and pad printing. With the knowledge of the printing industry, AutoTran, Inc. has teamed up with Marabu to create a partnership that works well with a diverse line of printing equipment. Marabu Printing Inks are well-known for their ease of use, MCM color manager and heavily pigmented colors.

Primary Ink Series


Lemon Yellow

Light Yellow

Medium Yellow

Orange

Vermilion

Scarlet Red

Carmine Red

Magenta

Brown

Violet

Ultramarine Blue

Medium Blue

Brilliant Blue

Blue Green

Grass Green

White

Black

Plates

AutoTran, Inc. offers a full complement of plate options, 4 types of polymer plates (water & alcohol based), 2 types of steel plates (thick and thin) and a new CO2 laser material. The polymer options provide for short runs, halftones and process arts. Steel Print Plates are typically used for runs of 100,000 – 2,000,000 pcs. AutoTran’s newest print plate option is the Emerald line of laser plates. Designed for tremendous detail, these plates can be made in under 1 minute.

BLAZE Laser Print Plates

AutoTran’s newest print plate option is the Emerald line of laser plates. Designed for tremendous detail, these plates can be made in under 1 minute. The focus of the Emerald line is for short run applications but very quick turnaround time which in turn leads to faster production. Finally the common issue of operator error is completely eliminated with laser print plates as the image on your screen is exactly what will be etched onto the print plate.

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Red Polymer

AutoTran’s Premium Red Polymer Plate Material is our most durable polymer material. The surface of this material is embedded with glass to give these plates longevity and consistency. AutoTran’s Premium Red Polymer Plate Material is also washed out with denatured alcohol. Some of our customers have reported that they have received a maximum of approximately 150,000 impressions from one of our Premium Red Plates, an amazing statistic. We promote these plates as having the ability to reach approximately 40,000 impressions.

* The major benefit of alcohol wash print plates is their ability to resist humid environments. Since there is no water used in plate processing, the water that’s in the air does not soak into this material and therefore won’t effect it during printing.

Premium Green Polymer

AutoTran’s Premium Green Polymer Print Plates are our most specific plate material. Unlike all of our other plate materials, which can be etched at multiple depths to suit all applications, the Premium Green etches to a specific depth each time. The primary benefit of this material is for use in halftone and grayscale art applications. AutoTran’s Premium Green Polymer Print Plates are also washed out with denatured alcohol. Our Premium green Polymer Plate Material is manufactured to reach approximately 10,000 impressions and is very cost effective for short production runs.

* The major benefit of alcohol wash print plates is their ability to resist humid environments. Since there is no water used in plate processing, the water that’s in the air does not soak into this material and therefore won’t effect it during printing.

Standard Green Polymer

AutoTran’s Standard Polymer Plate Material is our most affordable, reliable and best selling plate material. These are the most commonly used plates in the Pad Printing Industry. AutoTran’s Standard Green Polymer Plates are washed out with denatured alcohol. This material allows you to produce these plates in-house simply and affordably. Our Standard Plate Material is manufactured to reach approximately 15,000 impressions and is very cost effective for short production runs.

* The major benefit of alcohol wash print plates is their ability to resist humid environments. Since there is no water used in plate processing, the water that’s in the air does not soak into this material and therefore won’t effect it during printing.

Thin Steel

AutoTran’s Thin Steel Printing Plates are designed to give you more impressions than any Photo-Polymer Plate. The steel surface on these plates is chemically etched with the printable image. These plates are expected to give you over 100,000 impressions.

* What you give up in convenience of making your plates in house you get back in longevity. If you have intermediate to long production runs this is the plate for your application.

Water Wash Polymer

AutoTran’s Water Wash Polymer Plates are processed in the same method as our Standard Polymer Print Plates. However, these plates are etched within a water bath rather than an alcohol solution. Our Water Wash Polymer Print Plates are manufactured to reach approximately 15,000 impressions and are very cost effective for short production runs. AutoTran, Inc. is very proud to be offering this environmentally sensitive product.

* As with all materials each has benefits, the eco-friendly Water Wash Material has received high praise from many of our customers. Since there is no use of denatured alcohol, some customers prefer this material for their operators. There is also a cost savings since there is no need to use anything other than tap water to wash these plates out.

Printing Pads

With the major acquisition of AutoRoll Print Technologies a few years ago, AutoTran, Inc. has expanded to over 1,200 custom pad shapes and offers and industry leading 3 different types of silicone materials. All pads are offered with wood, metal or plastic bases and a variety of tap inserts. These pad shapes and molds are the original designs to which this industry has been built on.

Instaprint Pads

  • Life Cycle: 40k-60k prints
  • Durometer ranges from 40-80 on the 00 shore scale.
  • Provides durable, cut resistance surface.
  • Flexible for printing with a wide variety of inks.

EZ-Print Pads

  • Life Cycle: 40k-60k prints
  • Durometer ranges from 30-80 on the 00 shore scale.
  • Provides durable, cut resistance surface.
  • Flexible for printing with a wide variety of inks.

Duraflex Print Pads

  • Life Cycle: 40k-60k prints
  • Durometer ranges from 40-80 on the 00 shore scale.
  • Provides durable, cut resistance surface.
  • Flexible for printing with a wide variety of inks.

Ink Cups & Rings

AutoTran, Inc. has a unique cup design, which is used throughout its line. The cups are made of a solvent resistant polymer and designed for ease in cleanup. The ink reservoir in the inkcup is deep enough to hold enough ink to run all day and wide enough to get you finger inside the trough for simple cleanup. All cups are designed with covered magnets so there is no erosion of the magnet coating and hence scratching of your plates. Available in sizes 2.5″, 3.5″, 5.0″, 6.0″ and 7.0″. All rings are double sided ceramic and are available in the cup sizes listed above

2.5″ DuraSeal Inkcup

3.5″ DuraSeal Inkcup

5″ DuraSeal Inkcup

6″ DuraSeal Inkcup

7″ DuraSeal Inkcup

Doctor Blades

With over 30 various widths and thicknesses, these blades are available in any length. Blades for polymer and steel plates in all sizes and materials are in stock at all times.

Doctor Blades

Plates

AutoTran, Inc. offers a full complement of plate options, 4 types of polymer plates (water & alcohol based), 2 types of steel plates (thick and thin) and a new CO2 laser material. The polymer options provide for short runs, halftones and process arts. Steel Print Plates are typically used for runs of 100,000 – 2,000,000 pcs. AutoTran’s newest print plate option is the Emerald line of laser plates. Designed for tremendous detail, these plates can be made in under 1 minute.

BLAZE Laser Print Plates

AutoTran’s newest print plate option is the Emerald line of laser plates. Designed for tremendous detail, these plates can be made in under 1 minute. The focus of the Emerald line is for short run applications but very quick turnaround time which in turn leads to faster production. Finally the common issue of operator error is completely eliminated with laser print plates as the image on your screen is exactly what will be etched onto the print plate.

Red Polymer

AutoTran’s Premium Red Polymer Plate Material is our most durable polymer material. The surface of this material is embedded with glass to give these plates longevity and consistency. AutoTran’s Premium Red Polymer Plate Material is also washed out with denatured alcohol. Some of our customers have reported that they have received a maximum of approximately 150,000 impressions from one of our Premium Red Plates, an amazing statistic. We promote these plates as having the ability to reach approximately 40,000 impressions.

* The major benefit of alcohol wash print plates is their ability to resist humid environments. Since there is no water used in plate processing, the water that’s in the air does not soak into this material and therefore won’t effect it during printing.

Premium Green Polymer

AutoTran’s Premium Green Polymer Print Plates are our most specific plate material. Unlike all of our other plate materials, which can be etched at multiple depths to suit all applications, the Premium Green etches to a specific depth each time. The primary benefit of this material is for use in halftone and grayscale art applications. AutoTran’s Premium Green Polymer Print Plates are also washed out with denatured alcohol. Our Premium green Polymer Plate Material is manufactured to reach approximately 10,000 impressions and is very cost effective for short production runs.

* The major benefit of alcohol wash print plates is their ability to resist humid environments. Since there is no water used in plate processing, the water that’s in the air does not soak into this material and therefore won’t effect it during printing.

Standard Green Polymer

AutoTran’s Standard Polymer Plate Material is our most affordable, reliable and best selling plate material. These are the most commonly used plates in the Pad Printing Industry. AutoTran’s Standard Green Polymer Plates are washed out with denatured alcohol. This material allows you to produce these plates in-house simply and affordably. Our Standard Plate Material is manufactured to reach approximately 15,000 impressions and is very cost effective for short production runs.

* The major benefit of alcohol wash print plates is their ability to resist humid environments. Since there is no water used in plate processing, the water that’s in the air does not soak into this material and therefore won’t effect it during printing.

Thin Steel

AutoTran’s Thin Steel Printing Plates are designed to give you more impressions than any Photo-Polymer Plate. The steel surface on these plates is chemically etched with the printable image. These plates are expected to give you over 100,000 impressions.

* What you give up in convenience of making your plates in house you get back in longevity. If you have intermediate to long production runs this is the plate for your application.

Water Wash Polymer

AutoTran’s Water Wash Polymer Plates are processed in the same method as our Standard Polymer Print Plates. However, these plates are etched within a water bath rather than an alcohol solution. Our Water Wash Polymer Print Plates are manufactured to reach approximately 15,000 impressions and are very cost effective for short production runs. AutoTran, Inc. is very proud to be offering this environmentally sensitive product.

* As with all materials each has benefits, the eco-friendly Water Wash Material has received high praise from many of our customers. Since there is no use of denatured alcohol, some customers prefer this material for their operators. There is also a cost savings since there is no need to use anything other than tap water to wash these plates out.

Ruco

AutoTran, Inc. is a major distributor for RUCO Printing Inks. RUCO offers a comprehensive range of pad and screen printing inks that have been developed and optimised with no regard to the different demands placed by the multitude of different industries that apply. RUCO inks are known for excellent chemical and mechanical resistances as well as outstanding adhesion characteristics on a large variety of substrates. RUCO’s basic ink mixing system, consisting of 12 basic colors, which can be used to achieve a wide range of different shades.

Lemon Yellow

Orange

Light Red

Wine Red

Cobalt Blue

Pink

Ultramarine Blue

Turquoise

Medium Green

Brilliant Green

Yellow

Chrome Yellow

Vermilion

Fire Red

Bordeaux Red

Violet

Dark Blue

Light Blue

Sky Blue

Dark Green

May Green

White

Black

Marabu

Marabu develops and manufactures high-quality inks for graphic and industrial applications. To achieve lasting success and to provide customers with effective, reliable solutions, Marabu has consciously chosen to specialize in three technologies: screen printing, digital printing, and pad printing. With the knowledge of the printing industry, AutoTran, Inc. has teamed up with Marabu to create a partnership that works well with a diverse line of printing equipment. Marabu Printing Inks are well-known for their ease of use, MCM color manager and heavily pigmented colors.

Lemon Yellow

Light Yellow

Medium Yellow

Orange

Vermilion

Scarlet Red

Carmine Red

Magenta

Brown

Violet

Ultramarine Blue

Medium Blue

Brilliant Blue

Blue Green

Grass Green

White

Black

Printing Pads

With the major acquisition of AutoRoll Print Technologies a few years ago, AutoTran, Inc. has expanded to over 1,200 custom pad shapes and offers and industry leading 3 different types of silicone materials. All pads are offered with wood, metal or plastic bases and a variety of tap inserts. These pad shapes and molds are the original designs to which this industry has been built on.

Instaprint Pads

  • Life Cycle: 40k-60k prints
  • Durometer ranges from 40-80 on the 00 shore scale.
  • Provides durable, cut resistance surface.
  • Flexible for printing with a wide variety of inks.

EZ-Print Pads

  • Life Cycle: 40k-60k prints
  • Durometer ranges from 30-80 on the 00 shore scale.
  • Provides durable, cut resistance surface.
  • Flexible for printing with a wide variety of inks.

Duraflex Print Pads

  • Life Cycle: 40k-60k prints
  • Durometer ranges from 40-80 on the 00 shore scale.
  • Provides durable, cut resistance surface.
  • Flexible for printing with a wide variety of inks.

Ink Cups & Rings

AutoTran, Inc. has a unique cup design, which is used throughout its line. The cups are made of a solvent resistant polymer and designed for ease in cleanup. The ink reservoir in the inkcup is deep enough to hold enough ink to run all day and wide enough to get you finger inside the trough for simple cleanup. All cups are designed with covered magnets so there is no erosion of the magnet coating and hence scratching of your plates. Available in sizes 2.5″, 3.5″, 5.0″, 6.0″ and 7.0″. All rings are double sided ceramic and are available in the cup sizes listed above

2.5″ DuraSeal Inkcup

3.5″ DuraSeal Inkcup

5″ DuraSeal Inkcup

6″ DuraSeal Inkcup

7″ DuraSeal Inkcup

Doctor Blades

With over 30 various widths and thicknesses, these blades are available in any length. Blades for polymer and steel plates in all sizes and materials are in stock at all times.

Doctor Blades