Badge Reel Printing

Pad printing is a unique process that is used to transfer a 2-D image to a 3-D object. This is usually done by an indirect offset printing process which transfers the image from a cliché to a substrate. Directly printing onto retractable badges utilizes Pad printing.

Normally, only the retractable badges of some series are used for this process.

Instead of a mill finish aluminum insert, the 2120-30xx series has a white hard plastic insert enabling it to accept one or two color imprints. It cannot be used on imprints with a very tight registration.

Badge Reel Printing can be done directly on 2120-3300 badge reels because they are black on the front, however, the image to be imprinted must contrast with the black background. As a result of this little drawback, not all images conform favorably with this series

Lastly, because of the recessed casing of the 2120-340x, pad printing directly on them will not work. The rough recessed area of the 2120-340x is between 1-1 1/4 inches, and should not be silk or pad printed. The only recommended printing system on this series is the digital dome printing technique. Any other system might result in a sporty coverage.

There are two major ways for Badge Reel Printing:

  • Epoxy Dome printing
  • Pad Printing

The logistics of using a Pad printing system is quite easy, all you need is

  • Your image design in a good file format of your choice
  • Charges: For 1 or 2-color imprints a one-time setup charge of $93.75 applies
  • Duration time is a maximum of 5 weeks after approval.

Contact us now for your retractable badge reel for sale, retractable badge holder for sale and retractable badge clip for sale.

There are 2 ways to do Badge Reel Printing:

By Pad Printing directly onto the reel or By Applying an Epoxy Dome.

Direct Pad Printing

Quantity Number of Color Cost Each
500 1 Color Imprint $0.69 Cents Each
500 2 Color Imprint $0.81 Cents Each
1000 1 Color Imprint $0.55 Cents Each
1000 2 Color Imprint $0.65 Cents Each
2500 1 Color Imprint $0.43 Cents Each
2500 2 Color Imprint $0.48 Cents Each
5000 1 Color Imprint $0.36 Cents Each
5000 2 Color Imprint $0.38 Cents Each


Artwork Needed: A graphic file from a PC is fine. (jpg, tif, bmp, or gif)

Setup Charges: 1 Time Setup Charge of $93.75 for 1 or 2 Color Imprint

Production Time: 3-5 Weeks after proof approval

Imprinted Direct Pad Printing orders are subject to a plus or minus 10% over/under run

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