minneapolis Pad Printing for Plastic Fabricators

Versatile printing with integrity for your various plastic fabrication needs


If you pay attention, you’ll notice that plastic shows up almost everywhere. We wear it as clothing and camp inside of it. We use it in medical implants and bicycles, computer keyboards, and insulation. From safety to energy efficiency and play, consumers rely on plastic in products too manifold to list. Plastic fabricators produce products for nearly as many applications!

At UniversalPromo, we welcome the versatile products our clients bring to us. We’ll meet you with versatility, too! We offer services to clients in diverse industries, including medical, retail, industrial, food and more. With over 40 years’ of experience, our team specializes in customized processes to tackle a variety of shapes and substrates, including the following:

  • Polyurethane
  • Polypropylene
  • Polyethylene
  • Metal
  • Glass
  • PVC
  • Pebax ®

Your schedule and your goals matter to us. For small and large scale projects alike, UniversalPromo applies the same expertise and care to every printing project. Our time-tested processes involve developing a clear plan that we evaluate continually to ensure your project is completed quickly, accurately, and consistently. The strength of our business is the trust we have built with our customers to get the job done right.

Customizable Printing Processes

UniversalPromo’s in-house team of print engineers creates custom, semi-automated processes resulting in clean, clear designs on your plastic products. There are two printing methods in which UniversalPromo specializes:  hot stamping and pad printing.

Hot stamping is a heat transfer printing process in which your design is imprinted upon a rubber or metal die. A ribbon of foil is placed between the heated die and the substrate of your product. When the die stamps the foil against your product’s substrate, the design transfers in the foil. What results is a crisp, bright and long-lasting impression. As one of the Midwest’s top distributors of quality foils and dies, UniversalPromo offers our customers a wide selection of foils in various colors and finishes.

Pad printing is an indirect offset printing process in which your design is transferred in ink from a silicone pad to the substrate of your product. Pad printing is the preferred process for transferring two-dimensional graphics onto three-dimensional surfaces. At UniversalPromo, we use Class VI Medical Grade Inks for our pad printing projects. Class VI Medical Grade Inks pass USP standards for safe use in a variety of applications, including medical implant devices. These inks are fast-drying and resist sterilization methods including both water and chemical.

Plastic fabricators rely on UniversalPromo to complete printing designs on a variety of plastic fabrication solutions including--but not limited--to the following:


  • Implant devices
  • Prosthetics
  • Lab testing equipment
  • Pill casings
  • Disposable medical products


  • Sign holders
  • Display cases
  • Point-of-purchase displays
  • Point-of-sale kiosks
  • Model covers

Restaurant and Food Service

  • Grocery display cases
  • Food bins and barrels
  • Sneeze guards
  • Food prep surfaces
  • Produce separators


  • Hood covers
  • Pipes and fittings
  • Pumps
  • Tubing
  • Tanks
  • Filters

If you have questions about our printing capabilities for your plastic fabrication solution, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Graphic Designs Balance Form and Function

An effective graphic design accomplishes an array of goals in the matter of a glance. Graphics help your product stand out from the competition. They provide clarity for product end users that builds brand trust and brand recognition for recurring buyers. UniversalPromo’s in-house graphic design team brings expert vision and specializes in designs that translate onto three-dimensional surfaces.

UniversalPromo’s in-house graphic design team can work with you to create new graphics, or prime your existing designs for transfer onto your product. Our graphic design team uses the latest programs including the full Adobe Suite and Corel Draw to develop designs including logos and labelling. In addition to developing custom graphics, we offer scanning, prepress and pre-production services.

If your project requires graphic design support, contact us early on in the process. We can ensure your designs are ready in time for printing, and your project’s timeline moves ahead on schedule!

Documentation for Compliance and Safety Standards

As the Midwest’s leading medical device print service provider, we hold ourselves to the highest standards of compliance and safety. Our customers depend on us to ensure their product’s effectiveness and safety is not compromised during the printing process. No matter the application of your plastic product, UniversalPromo takes several steps to preserve its integrity from start to finish.

UniversalPromo uses top-quality printing equipment and FDA-compliant inks and foils in our printing processes. We complete printing projects in a clean room environment. A clean room eliminates the risk of contamination through careful control of environmental conditions; equipment and personnel processes; and regular, thorough cleaning. These steps protect your product from contaminants and uphold compliance and safety standards for a number of regulatory agencies.

To demonstrate compliance and ensure replicable results, UniversalPromo offers customers documentation of every printing process. Upon request, we can provide you with material safety data sheets and compliance certificates for all inks.

Do you have questions about specific compliance and safety requirements for your plastic product? Please contact us. We are happy to answer your questions and develop a plan according to your needs.

Your One Stop Shop for Kitting, Assembly and Shipping

UniversalPromo offers diverse capabilities from our production facility in Maple Grove, MN. Our entire team works together to ensure projects move forward on time, every time. In addition to graphic design and printing, UnviersalPromo can prepare products for distribution.

  • Product assembly: UniversalPromo assembles products in dedicated work cells to ensure proper procedures. We provide documentation of the assembly process to customers.
  • Packaging: We offer a variety of packaging options that include cell wrapping, drop sealing, shrink wrapping and blister packaging.
  • Shipping: We can eliminate unnecessary delays by shipping assembled projects directly to their destinations.

UniversalPromo offers these many services under one roof because we like to make things as simple as possible for our customers. You deserve an experience that gives you peace of mind and strengthens the success of your products. Our entire team is proud to support your vision and looks forward to exceeding your expectations. Contact us to get started!