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Inkcups Attends FESPA ASIA 2018 Trade Show

February 22nd, 2018 | Author: Garrett Upson

Inkcups team at FESPA 2018!

FESPA Asia in Bangkok Thailand is underway. From February 22nd-24th, we are putting on display our B100 pad printer, new Brite White tagless pad printer, ICN-2200 pad printer, our Cobalt ONE laser engraver, and Cobalt 2000 laser engraver.

FESPA Asia 2018 is expected to attract around 5,000 buyers from more than 60 countries, with the largest delegations coming from Thailand, Singapore, India, China and Malaysia, who are printers, sign makers, designers, marketers, advertisers, business people, investors and entrepreneurs in the wide format print and signage community.We are very excited about this trade show as it is our first time showcasing our products in Bangkok!

Below is a quick overview of our products we are featuring at FESPA 2018.


The B100 is a high speed, dynamic, single color sealed cup pad printer and presents a myriad of distinctive features and capabilities. The B100 pad printer has been one of our best-sellers for 1-color printing of plastic parts, promotional products, medical and electronic devices.

Brite WhiteNew!

Presenting a new tagless pad printer from Inkcups, the Brite White! This pad printer is changing the way the tagless industry prints making it more efficient and easy to use. With the Brite White’s new technology, it can print highly opaque white or light-colored ink directly onto dark substrates without a loss in opacity. It is perfect for printing on dark sports fabric and fleece


The ICN-2200L is a heavy duty 2 color sealed cup pad printer with a linear conveyor. The linear conveyor is ideal for situations where future production volumes are unknown or are likely to increase. The machine can print 1800 impressions per hour for 1 color or 1000 impressions per hour for 2 colors. The ICN-2200L also has an XYR micro-adjust plate holder, allowing the user to get accurate prints every time. The ICN-2200L is fast and simple to use.

Cobalt ONENew!

The Cobalt One is a new laser plate machine and is a much improved and upgraded version of previous Cobalt machines. Although small in size, the Cobalt ONE has many features including an integrated computer system, a USB 3.0 port to effortlessly upload artwork and a compact footprint that allows the machine to fit in small spaces which is much different from any other laser plate etching machine on the market.

Cobalt 2000

The Cobalt 2000 is the most affordable plate maker Inkcups has created as the machine is engineered for both large and small printing facilities. The Cobalt 2000’s innovative pad printing plate maker was developed internally by Inkcups engineers. The machine contains Patent Pending WFC Technology and enables the etching of precise, fine line graphics quickly and easily. Intended for the AccuLaze® laser plate material, depth is continuously reliable with up to four images per plate.

FESPA 2018

Inkcups Heads to Poland for the RemaDays EXPO!

February 8th, 2018 | Author: Garrett Upson

Inkcups has started off 2018 on a tremendous note. After new product releases and successful trade shows in Las Vegas, Germany and Long Beach, we have headed to the Ptak Warsaw EXPO exhibition center, for the 14th edition of the International Advertising and Printing Trade Fair RemaDays 2018. From February 7th-9th, Inkcups along with almost 800 exhibitors from Poland and abroad present their innovations. Inkcups will be featuring an assortment of products that include the cutting edge rotary inkjet printer Helix, laser plate maker  the Cobalt 2000 and the ever so dependable B100 pad printer.

Helix drawing interest at Remadays 2018!

Helix Lion Design from RemaDays!
















We have already begun showcasing our products at the expo and if you are in the Warsaw area looking for either pad printing, laser engraving or inkjet needs, stop by our booth to view some of our amazing products which are listed below!


The Helix® has revolutionized the printing industry as the machine is the go to choice to print custom images on drink ware, cosmetics, straight-walled and tapered cylinders and more. The image of the rainbow lion (above) printed on a plastic cup is just one of the numerous combinations the helix can print on. Once a cylinder or drink ware item such as glassware, a tumbler or sports bottle is placed into the Helix®, the item is rotated at 360 degrees and the image is digitally printed right on the item. The Helix® is a groundbreaking machine which can also print 4 parts/minute in CMYKWW.

Cobalt 2000

The Cobalt 2000 is the most affordable plate maker Inkcups has created. The Cobalt 2000 is engineered for both large and small printing facilities as the Cobalt 2000’s innovative pad printing plate maker was developed internal by Inkcups engineers. The machine contains Patent Pending WFC Technology and enables the etching of precise, fine line graphics quickly and easily. Intended for the AccuLaze® laser plate material, depth is continuously reliable with up to four images per plate.


The B100 is a high speed, dynamic, single color sealed cup pad printer and presents a myriad of distinctive features and capabilities. The B100 pad printer has been one of our best-sellers for 1-color printing of plastic parts, promotional products, medical and electronic devices. In addition, thousands of B100s equipped with Tagless garment fixtures are installed and working at apparel factories.

The Helix’s Impressive Digital Direct-to-Container Prints Make a Lasting Impression in Promotional Markets

January 12th, 2018 | Author: Garrett Upson

“Promotional drinkware has always been a strong category for us,” describes Ben Adner, CEO of Inkcups, where he is referring to the company’s state of the art Helix machine. This revolutionary machine was showcased at the 2017 SGIA trade show where Inkcups displayed a number of products they offer. The Helix was also published in the 2017 SGIA journal which provide in depth articles about the printing and garment industry. The Helix solves the impractically of printing short run production and in Inkcups case, printing in the promotional drinkware markets. Whether it is stainless steel, plastics or glass, the Helix can print 360 degree, full color high quality graphics in CMYK plus white and varnish, using LED UV-cured inks seamlessly onto drinkware items. “From barware to licensing, the Helix is extremely flexible,” Adner explained.

Customers of Inkcups enjoy using the company’s user friendly software where they can simply upload a photo of the image they would like to the website and have it printed using the Helix. “Were finding a lot more customers in different marketplaces are interested in digital printing on cylinders” said Adner. “Colleges, professional sports, TV shows, Disney and all licensed product markets require high-quality multi-color graphics.”

Take George Schmutz, owner of Printing Concepts based out of Stow, Ohio who raved about the Helix’s tremendous job of printing his logo and slogan on 100 waters bottles. The set up time of printing this type of short run project is under five minutes using a single tooling fixture designed for both cylinder and tapered parts. The Helix significantly speeds up the time of production without having to use screen printing which can be used for long run production times. Schmutz then sent the artwork to Inkcups in both PANTONE and a four color process to make sure the artwork was matched correctly.

The finished product was stunning as the promotional drinkware items had a very sleek and exquisite image printed on the bottle. For those looking to print in the specialty advertising or promotional industries, the possibilities for the Helix are endless!

Inkcups Launches Brand New Tagless Printing Website

October 13th, 2017 | Author: Garrett Upson
Tagless Printing

New Tagless Printing Website















Why Inkcups’ Brand New Tagless Printing Website Will Benefit Customers New and Old

If you or your company are ready to go Tagless in the printing industry, Inkcups has you fully covered. Inkcups, a manufacturer of state-of-the-art printing equipment, supplies, and solutions to customers in the promotional, apparel, and industrial markets worldwide, have launched a brand new website with a particular focus on Tagless printing. Tagless.inkcups.com is going to aid and function as an informational tool for anyone at each stage of the buying process in the garment industry.

Visit the Inkcups Tagless Printing website here: https://tagless.inkcups.com/

Website Advantages and Features

For those just entering the industry, the new Tagless website includes an all-inclusive guide to successfully set-up, perform, and maintain a Tagless printing operation. The site breaks down the Tagless printing benefits and attributes of the equipment, various products, videos and services. As an additional benefit, the site also offers a product package builder to assist in choosing the appropriate equipment and supplies necessary to go Tagless.

Why Tagless Printing?

Say farewell to the traditional tear-away tags as label-free printing (Tagless printing) is revolutionizing the printing industry! Tagless printing is a moderately innovative way of tag labeling on garment products. Tagless Pad Printing is also, the most economical alternative to heat transfer or sewn-in labels. In turn, this method decreases the per-label cost, saves time and increases quality for products.

What Is Tagless Pad Printing?

A Pad Printing machine uses a silicone print pad to collect printing ink from an etched cliché (plate), which then transfers it to the part. Unlike Screen Printing or Heat Transfer which at this point is outdated technology, Pad Printing applies an extremely thin layer of ink, which causes the print to be softly and directly applied on the garment. This advanced printing technology allows Inkcups to instantly print numerous custom prints on a great variety of products from clothes to footwear.

Inkcups’ new website provides assistance and a myriad of information for customers new and old interested in Tagless printing technology. For more information about going Tagless with Inkcups, please contact us.

Introducing the CobaltONE Fiber Laser

August 30th, 2017 | Author: Jessica Makrinos
CobaltONE laser etching machine

All new CobaltONE

For over a decade, Inkcups has continued to raise the bar for lasers in the plate-making industry. Inkcups takes pride in developing the laser plate-making process and continuing to enhance the experience for their customers. Inkcups is the pioneer of laser plate etching machines.

Be it a CO2, YAG or Fiber laser, Inkcups’ solutions appeal to the pad printing market as a whole. From the Cobalt 250 to the Cobalt 3000, each laser released has continued to push the laser plate-making industry forward by introducing new technology.

Inkcups has developed a number of lasers; each containing feature improvements over the last. Following this mindset, the company has decided to create the CobaltONE. This new and improved laser plate etching machine incorporates everything learned over the years into ONE, groundbreaking machine. The Cobalt ONE utilizes the latest in fiber laser technology, offering the smallest dot size resulting in the finest images. Etch Inkcups’ patented Cobalt Laser Plates, get more impressions, better doctoring, and a finer etch compared to other plate materials. Additionally, as always, the CobaltONE uses direct computer to plate etching. You now have the ability to print quickly, consistently, and affordably. By using the fully integrated computer system, the user can change-over artwork with the simple click of a button.

The CobaltONE also has a smaller footprint allowing the user to more easily integrate it into any work space. Eliminate the use of multiple components and just use ONE machine; ONE machine that will bring your laser plate etching to the next level; ONE machine that will save you space, time, and money. ONE machine, known as the CobaltONE.

For more information, visit: http://www.inkcups.com/equipment/laser-engravers-and-plate-makers/laser-plate-etching-machine/Default.aspx

The PN Ink Series Makes its Debut

August 9th, 2017 | Author: Jessica Makrinos
Pad Printing Spare Parts Kit

All new PN Series by Inkcups


The PN Ink Series by Inkcups is a direct replacement of the DP Series Ink, offering more benefits in terms of color, quality, and adhesion. The PN Series ink is specially designed to be a high-gloss, fast-curing, and strong-adhering ink. Available as a one- or two-component (can be mixed with hardener) ink, PN offers higher quality prints and a wider variety of substrate adhesion than its counterpart, the DP Series. Print on treated and untreated polypropylene, treated polyester, metal, lacquered surfaces, and polyurethane with ease.

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Promotion! Save Time and Money by Purchasing our Pad Printing Spare Parts Kit

August 1st, 2017 | Author: Jessica Makrinos
Pad Printing Spare Parts Kit

Inkcups Pad Printing Spare Parts Kit.



Although Inkcups pad printing machines are made to last, there always comes a risk with technology. For any part that needs to be changed on a pad printer, more likely than not, you will need to order the part thus losing valuable production time. To combat this issue, Inkcups decided to create spare part kits that are available for immediate purchase. This month, we are highlighting our pad printing spare parts kit. This kit comes with essential pieces needed to quickly get your production back up and running. Purchasing this kit will yield a 23% cost savings! No brainer, right?


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Inkcups Now Rebrands to Match Company’s Essence

July 26th, 2017 | Author: Jessica Makrinos
Inkcups New Logo

Inkcups reveals new branding.

Inkcups is the world’s leading provider of innovative printing equipment, supplies, and solutions to customers in the promotional, apparel, and industrial markets worldwide. Founded in 2001 by CEO Ben Adner, Inkcups has proven itself in the industry; not only as a company who provides groundbreaking products, but also as a company who works with their customers by guiding, teaching, and ensuring a solution is found to meet their goals.

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The Helix Rotary Inkjet Printer is Here!

May 18th, 2017 | Author: Stephen
Rotary Inkjet Printer

Rotary inkjet printer for straight walled and tapered cylinders.

We’ve done it again..

We’ve optimized our latest direct-to-object technology, the Helix, to give our customers even more flexibility! Introducing Mirror UV inkjet Printing and Contour UV Inkjet Printing by the Helix.

Mirror Print- Print your graphic on any transparent substrate (such as glass) and see it from every angle! Our mirror print allows you to promote your company on the outside of the glass as well as on the inside.

Contour Print- Want to give your graphic some texture? Our Contour print can give your tumbler or pint glass a 3D effect. Choose which parts you want to jump out and the Helix will apply more ink to those areas. The end result is a one-of-a-kind print.



Introducing the next evolution of the rotary inkjet printer. The Helix is designed to print superior quality single or multicolored images for straight-walled and tapered cylinders – ideal for the drink-ware, cosmetic and industrial industries. Printing on bottles couldn’t be any easier! The Helix minimizes part setup time with a single, advanced quick-change tooling fixture designed for both cylinder or tapered parts.

Prepress and screen making are eliminated by this all-digital process. Simply import the image, choose the quantity for production and print directly to the product with user- friendly software. The Helix rotary inkjet printer achieves a superior balance between speed and image quality due to its patented Helix software which places 7 picoliter drops of ink precisely along the cylinder at extremely high speed. The Helix is a heavy-duty state-of-the-art machine designed and built by the Inkcups Now team in the U.S.A.

The Costs and Benefits of Pad Printing on Apparel

March 16th, 2017 | Author: Jessica Makrinos
Tagless Items

Tagless apparel pad printed by Inkcups

Say goodbye to your typical tear-away tags, label-free printing is here to stay! You may have seen popular t-shirt companies switch from a white sewn-in label to a print directly on your shirt. While many have sighed with instant relief, others have questioned the whereabouts of this tag that they intended to rip off anyway. The answer: companies have gone tagless.

There are numerous benefits of switching to Tagless; starting from the obvious increase in comfort for the consumer to ensuring your branding stays on the shirt and is not cutoff or destroyed. Once you have decided to “go tagless” there are a few methods to choose from: pad printing, heat transfer and screen printing. For this post, we will discuss pad printing.

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