In about 1990, an engineer from Todd Shipyards in Seattle, WA walked
into our sign making studio and asked if we could print on the round
knob handle of a throttle for a boat they were building.
I realized at that moment that I had no idea how shaped objects such as
golf balls, housings and handles were printed. Before the internet we
had the Thomas Register List of Manufacturers at the local library.
There, I discovered the pad transfer printing process and purchased my
first hand operated, open inkwell, one color pad printing machine from
Service Tectonics, Inc.
I gradually began printing for local plastic injection molders who did
not have their own pad printing department. I enjoy working with
engineers who know the plastics and their products. We're still printing
some of the same housings and switch covers and knobs from the same
customers for over 20 years now.
As the printing machines became more electronic and offering enclosed
ink cups, such as the TOSH printers from Innovative Marking Systems,
manufacturers have taken much of their pad printing in house, and to
meet ISO requirements. In fact, I've sold several printers to them and
trained their operators.
The writing was on the wall, and with much pad printing being taken back
in house and manufacturing being shifted to cheaper overseas operators I
realized I had to branch out.
Many promotional products are printed in our facility, many are
purchased printed from the manufacturer as some products are better
printed before final assembly. Either way, we offer you service and
product to help you grow your business.
Our large format digital printing serves retail, public relations firms,
festival organizers with signs, posters, decals, plus museum quality
We've added a shopping cart to our website and will be stocking it with
glass art, oil paintings and photo prints, for office decor, hospitality
and personal collection.
We cnc machine dimensional lettering and signs and spray stencils.
We fire ceramic decals onto mugs and tiles in our glass kiln.
Please feel free to call me with your questions.
Thank you for your visit!