Would you like your clichés etched for you?

You have come to the right place. Morlock is proud of our reputation for being an industry leader in pad print cliché making.

We convert computerized digital artwork onto plates via a proprietary etching process with industry-leading precision. This ensures highly repeatable color and images.

Industry-Leading Precision
  • Keyence Electronic Microscopes ensure industry leading accuracy of plate etch depth up to  +/- 2 microns
    (+/-0.00007” or 0.002 mm)
  • Multi-point quality inspection report with each plate!
Fast Turn Around
  • Most new plates in 5 days or less
  • All plates are processed, tested and shipped with multi-point quality report- ready to use
Unmatched Expertise
  • Our cliché team has 40+ years of combined experience with pad printing art and plates
  • Specialty-depth, critical-line and multi-depth etching available
  • Fine detailed artwork and registration
Wide Range
  • Wide range of plastic, laser, thin steel foil, and thick steel  printing clichés
  • Standard & custom sizes
  • All of our clichés are universal with corresponding punch hole configurations for use in Morlock and non-Morlock systems

Selection Criteria

Identifying the Best Cliché for YOUR Application

Our cliché making team has over 40 years of combined experience in pad printing. We carefully study all relevant factors in order to recommend the printing plate that best fits your unique needs.


When required, the plate team works closely with our Art Department, ensuring professional image development and precision transfer of a digital image onto the plate.

To ensure high precision clichés – we carefully review a number of factors including:
  • System requirements
  • Print speeds & volume
  • Artwork positioning on the printing plate
  • Plate performance requirements
  • Application requirements (substrate and geometry)
  • Etch depth
  • Selected ink type
Cliché Team
+49 7443 2854 60
We produce clichés with industry-leading precision. How can we help you?
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