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Old February 20th, 2014 Feb 20, 2014 9:41:49 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best commercial small-scale (~200/mo pieces) pad printer?

Hey all, we have an e-commerce retail shop primarily selling t-shirts, and printed glassware such as mason jars and pilsner glasses would fit very logically into our available products. We do almost everything in-house, so we'd like to purchase our own equipment.

We've researched it, and it seems like pad printing is the way to go (correct me if I'm wrong, there). I've been looking for a decent pad printer, but there's a pretty wide disparate number of prices and varieties and it's hard to figure out what's not going to be a misstep buying equipment. Can anyone give me some opinions on the best pad printer (or the best method to print, say, 100-200 pieces of glassware MAX per month)?
 
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Default Re: Best commercial small-scale (~200/mo pieces) pad printer?

IMO pad printing is not best option for glassware / mugs.....With PP you end up with a small 1 sided imprint....

But having said that, the folks at All American have a 1,495.00 package... tampoprinters.com/pad-printers/starter-packages/manual-pad-printer-package.html
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Old February 20th, 2014 Feb 20, 2014 12:02:53 PM -   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Best commercial small-scale (~200/mo pieces) pad printer?

OK, cool! Thanks Royce! We're still pretty early researching this stuff, and since writing that, we're kind of discovering the same thing. In your opinion, what IS the best way to print??
 
 
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Default Re: Best commercial small-scale (~200/mo pieces) pad printer?

No printing in house for me.....I sell lots of drinkware but rely on specialized vendors and purchase it already printed.....
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Default Re: Best commercial small-scale (~200/mo pieces) pad printer?

ok! Maybe that really is the way to go. Is there somebody specific you like to use??
 
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Default Re: Best commercial small-scale (~200/mo pieces) pad printer?

I am in Canada so my suppliers will not be very useful to you....Where are you located.....What kinds of items do you want to buy?...

PS....Do you screen print in-house?...
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Default Re: Best commercial small-scale (~200/mo pieces) pad printer?

I just bought a pad printer $1795.00
Now I can have more fun!
 
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Default Re: Best commercial small-scale (~200/mo pieces) pad printer?

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I just bought a pad printer $1795.00
Now I can have more fun!
How do you like it?! Where'd you buy it from?? I'd love to know!
 
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I am in Canada so my suppliers will not be very useful to you....Where are you located.....What kinds of items do you want to buy?...

PS....Do you screen print in-house?...
We do screen-print in house, yes. I'm located in Missouri, US.
 
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We do screen-print in house, yes. I'm located in Missouri, US.
The reason I asked it that if you are already making screen, maybe a cylindrical printer is a better idea....

There are some manual ones that can be had for 300 to 2,000 $s.....

Amazon.com: Manual Cylinderical Screen Printer-1 , Pen, Mug, Bottle Printer + fixture to print mug with grip: Sports & Outdoors

Print A Round Cylinder Printer
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Default Re: Best commercial small-scale (~200/mo pieces) pad printer?

is a pad printer a good way to relabel care tags on tees? if so, what else do you need? I would like to relabel my shirts on my own since it seems cheap and simple and will be farming out the rest of my screen printing.
 
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I just bought a pad printer $1795.00
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How did this work out?.....
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Default Re: Best commercial small-scale (~200/mo pieces) pad printer?

I have not had time to open the dam thing.
 
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I have not had time to open the dam thing.
So nice to be busy.......
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Default Re: Best commercial small-scale (~200/mo pieces) pad printer?

did you buy one
 






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