Pad printing vs Screen printing

by | May 27, 2017

When you are putting a logo or other printings on your products, there’s a good chance you’ll using one of two different printing methods: screen printing or pad printing. That’s why it would be good to learn the definition and the difference between screen and pad printing so that you can understand the process your products will go through.


Screen Printing (or silk screening)

Screen Printing is a printing technique whereby a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate. It requires the substrate to have a flat surface.

Pad printing (or tampography)

An offset printing process that involves an image being transferred via a silicone pad onto a substrate. It can be used on different shape and surface such as wave and curve service as long as the silicon head is able to bend to cover.

Corbo provides screen printing and pad printing service to our clients. Our printing facility is located in Shenzhen, Guangdong province. We can also provide packaging and logistics service after the printings.


Estimated cost for screen printing and pad printing


Estimated cost for screening printing

MOQ No. of color Unit price/print (USD) Total Film/Stencil cost

1,000pcs or above

1 0.18 25
2 0.36 50
3 0.54 75

10,000pcs or above

1 0.15 25
2 0.30 50
3 0.45 75

Estimated cost for pad printing

MOQ No. of color Unit price/print (USD) Total Film/Stencil cost

1,000pcs or above

1 0.2 30
2 0.4 55
3 0.6 80

10,000pcs or above

1 0.18 30
2 0.36 55
3 0.54 80


Information required for this service:

  1. Sample of the product/ 3D drawing of the product
  2. Information/files of the printing:
    1. Renderings
    2. .crd of printing
    3. Size of the printing
    4. Location,
    5. Color code (Pantone, CMYK)

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