Foam Ink Pads

From crafts to commercial documents, ink pads for stamps and ink jet printers are used in a vast range of environments, all of which demand precision performance to ensure the optimum level of print reproduction.

Many end-users may believe that the foam used in ink-pads is just an absorbent material, which acts as a reservoir. However, ink-pads are in fact highly sophisticated products, developed to enable accurate ink handling and distribution – thus ensuring picture perfect results every time they are used.

At Technical Foam Services, we lead the way in ink pad technology, where homogeneity and exactitude are vital, developing bespoke solutions for many of the world’s leading names such as Epson, Hewlett Packard, Lexmark and Tesco.

Picture perfect

As the recognised UK-based leader in precision-engineered foam solutions, our technical expertise is essential in the ink pad sector where there is no margin for error when it comes to density and pore size.

With a vast inventory of superior quality compressed foams in reticulated polyester and polyether materials, we can supply ink pad foams spanning the full spectrum of densities and pore sizes, ranging from just 30kg/m³ coarse cell 60ppi, to the highest density of 350kg/m³ with a fine cell of 110ppi.

Clean and clear solutions

We develop and manufacture ink pad foam products to offer the optimum performance in terms of ink storage capacity, handling and distribution to meet the bespoke requirements of each application. All of which offer:

  • Optimal void volume based on the specific application to enable precise ink storage capacity in each ink pad
  • Precise and uniform open-cell size to guarantee even distribution
  • Narrow tolerance limits
  • Completely lint-free reproduction

With a wealth of experience in this field, we also understand the importance of manufacturing ink pads in a contaminant-free environment. With established protocols in place we produce our inkpad products in a completely clean environment thus ensuring that they never come into contact with contaminants that could react with substrates during the printing process.

Quality at every stage

With unrivalled equipment and a team of in-house engineers that can produce bespoke tooling to manufacture ink pad solutions designed specifically for your individual needs, we can produce custom products to meet your exact specifications in virtually any shape, size, porosity and density imaginable.

From simple die-cut shapes to state-of-the-art 3D CNC cutting, uncoated foams to filmic-coated products to enable smoother insertion into the cartridge, at Technical Foam Services we pride ourselves on supplying bespoke ink pad solutions that meet the precise needs of each and every customer.

If you would like to know more about our wide range of ink pad foam grades and products, or you would like to discuss your individual requirements, please contact our technical team.

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