Innovative strength & inventiveness: The roots of pad printing
Wilfried Philipp is considered the “father” of pad printing and the company name TAMPOPRINT is now synonymous with the printing process. The company was founded in 1956 as “Gravieranstalt Wilfried Philipp - Industriegravuren” and the foundation stone for industrial pad printing was laid with the invention of the silicone pad in 1968. The starting point for this innovation was Philipp’s claim to be able to print ink on materials and bodies that are curved or uneven - and to keep improving the quality. Thanks to the inventiveness of our company founder, the one-man business grew. Further innovative inventions such as the HERMETIC closed ink system (1983), rotary pad printing (1981) or the first laser-produced clichés (1993) brought TAMPOPRINT further forward. Over the decades, numerous inventions and patents were added and the original process was further developed into a flexible system. Today, TAMPOPRINT focuses on the optimal interaction of all operations and system components in the printing process. A particularly in-depth know-how in all processes and the will to find an optimal solution even for seemingly unsolvable challenges for customers make us the technology leader and “enabler” in the industry, and a company that wants to continue to revolutionize the market - completely in the spirit of our founder, Wilfried Philipp.