Pad Printer

TP-09A

Automatical Pad Printer

TP-01

Single-Station Pad Printer

TP-06

Two-Station Six-patten Pad Printer

In RX Labs,  in order to make it easy for optometry practitioners to read the invisible marks on the lens, RX lens are normally inked with waterproof image, known as the “Yellow Label” image and currently attained by pad printing or inking digital printing in the industry.

Pad printing is to transfer cliche pattern to the lens surface. Its advantage is its simplicity and fast speed in producing excellent quality images, but the big downside is that cliche plates have to be prepared for each image. Just like ink printers, digital ink printing system allows you to print any image without cliche need at anytime, which is why digital inking system is replacing pad printing. But compared to pad printing, digital ink system has longer cycle time and needs to be well maintained, otherwise nozzles will be blocked easily. At present, digital inking printing system can be sorted into two classes according to different ink used. One is solvent ink, the other is UV ink. UV ink point can be easily controlled to get precise and fine results, thus it can produce image with finer and better quality compared to wax solvent ink.

Because conventional pad printing machines don’t have visual aid or auto reading unit for invisible marks, it is possible to have a maximum deviation of more than 2mm, which has actually exceeded the width of the channel. Fitting lens into frames according to this mis-positioned yellow mark by the optical shop staff is obviously not up to par, but such mistake shall be traced back to the yellow mark printing cycle in RX labs.

To obtain an effective solution, Toplens has accomplished auto pad printer. TP series auto Pad Printer series with automatic invisible mark reading system, which has become the industry reference due to its reliability and easy maintenance.