Decoration Designed to Withstand Rugged Industrial Environments

Tool manufacturers, OEMs, and OEM suppliers use decoration on tools to convey brand promotion, sizing, instructional messages, measurements and safety indications.

Trans Tech excels at  both manual pad printing systems with simplified changeovers for short-run applications as well as highly automated systems for high volume tool and tool components applications. We deliver decoration on even the most complex geometries, designed to last in even the most rugged industrial environments.


Durable Tool Decoration

Manual to Fully Automated Pad Printing Systems and Consumables

Power Tools
  Power Tools
Outdoor Power Equipment
  Outdoor Power Equipment
Hand Tools
  Hand Tools
Tool Accessories & Components
Power tool decorations is one of the markets that we serve at ITW Trans Tech
  Tool Accessories & Components
Power Tools

Decoration on power tools must be carefully designed to be durable in even the most rugged of industrial environments. Decoration should be extremely abrasion resistant to tolerate vibration, dust, and dirt. Trans Tech helps tool manufacturers and OEMs add logos, safety indicators and other important information on their products.

Typical applications include:

  • Drills
  • Saws
  • Air Compressors
  • Nail Guns
Outdoor Power Equipment

Outdoor power equipment often performs in challenging outdoor conditions including extreme heat, extreme cold, and wet environments. Decoration on this equipment must be durable enough to stand up to not only these conditions but also the possibility of exposure to chemicals such as gasoline/fuel. Trans Tech has expertise in creating outdoor equipment decorating solutions that provide high repeatability of quality decoration in even the most difficult conditions.


Typical applications include:

  • Trimmers
  • Blowers
  • Generators
  • Lawn Mowers
Hand Tools

Safety specifications, measurements, and logos are just some of the items tool manufacturers like to display on hand tools. Trans Tech has experience creating pad printing solutions that deliver durable print that stands up to drops and rugged tool use.

Typical applications include:

  • Wrenches
  • Hammers
  • Sockets
Tool Accessories & Components

Tools accessories and components utilize a number of different substrates. At Trans Tech, we are experts in identifying the best solution for your unique product substrate and geometry. We have both digital print and pad printing solutions for saw blades and stand out as a global leader for saw blade decoration.

Typical applications include:

  • Tool Housing
  • Saw Blades (circular and reciprocating)
  • Hole Saws
  • Batteries and Chargers
Power tool decorations is one of the markets that we serve at ITW Trans Tech
Dedicated Products & Services

Trans Tech offers a variety of products and services that are especially useful for power tool applications. For example:

Expert Adhesion Testing

  • The experts in the Trans Tech Ink Lab will painstakingly explore the best possible formulation for optimal adhesion
  • Substrate, decoration and environmental conditions all considered

Check out the supplies offered by ITW such as these ink cups.
Time & Cost Savings

  • Generate up to 27% cost savings with our alternative to traditional ink cups
  • Pad Changes: Tool-less and up to 80% faster
  • Ink Changes: Up to 86% faster than with competing systems

Expert Color Matching

  • Market-leading brand color matching
  • Industry-leading expertise + cutting-edge technology


Power Tool Decoration Challenges

Industry Challenges: We understand the challenges commonly associated with power tool decoration.


Trans Tech’s customer or technical support staff can provide insight into the following key areas:


  • How to minimize downtime and ensure quick changing of plates/clichés
  • How to minimize scrap percentages
  • How to eliminate variation and achieve repeatable, precise decoration
  • Identifying the most efficient automation for high speed, high volume runs
  • How to maximize uptime
We would love to learn more about your tool decoration challenge.