Imitation etch is a special pad printing ink used for producing an etch like effect on glass products.


  1. Much lower cost than real etching.
  2. Can brand curved or uneven products.
  3. Produces a subtle, high perceived value finish that looks like etching.


  • Halftones cannot be consistently reproduced.
  • The size of branding areas is limited on curved surfaces.
  • Minor print distortion may occur on uneven or curved surfaces.
  • Requires a curing period before the product can be shipped.
  • Unable to print variable data.

Artwork Requirements

  • The artwork should be supplied in vector format.


  • Etch is commonly used for our promotional products.