What is the difference between pad printing and screen printing?

Pad printing is an indirect gravure printing process. To do this, the ad spec is first printed on a Cliché etched. This technique enables even the finest lines to be displayed on a small print area. The indentations contain the printing ink, which is then removed from the pad and transferred to the printing surface. The tampon itself consists of a silicone rubber, which is easily deformable and absorbs and dispenses the paint well, even on the most difficult surfaces. curved or curved surfaces. Multicolored prints can be realized very well, but the subject size is limited to smaller formats. The screen in screen printing consists of a frame into which a fine-mesh fabric is clamped. A squeegee spreads the ink and pushes it through the net-like structure. Places that are not to be printed are hidden by a stencil. The process is well suited for large motifs and offers high colour intensity. However, it does require smooth, flat surfaces and, due to the relatively coarse sieve structure, it is difficult to reproduce particularly fine and small motifs.