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Techs from Around the World Visit Inkcups for Tech-summit

June 14th, 2018 | Author: Garrett Upson

Inkcups expert Luis Gúnera (middle) shows employees the secret to successful pad printing

 

This week from June 11th- June 13th 2018, at the Inkcups headquarters in Danvers, MA, we were thrilled to host our Tech Summit. Over the course of the week, we welcomed and trained our employees on new products such as the new Brite White tagless printer and the latest laser plate-maker, the CobaltONE.

Travis Griffin, who is the Customer Care Department Manager at Inkcups was excited to share that our employees who were involved in the Tech Summit were located from diverse locations that include “Hong Kong, Mexico, Guatemala and California.” He summed up that our abroad employees experienced a terrific and informative event hosted by our Danvers, MA technicians.

During the three-day training event, our abroad employees came out of the training seminar with a better understanding of Inkcups pad printers specifically the Brite White. They were also trained to use standard pad printing techniques that entail learning to print on promotional products. Furthermore, they were be taught to understand our Cobalt series laser plate engravers and inks. With all of the information they attained, they will use their new skills on tagless products back in their homelands where our international and country wide offices are located. We would like to thank them for attending the Tech Summit and the Inkcups headquarters!


Inkcups Hires Asia Sales Manager Helen Chan, in Garment Tagless Printing Market

May 21st, 2018 | Author: Garrett Upson

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Helen Chan to the Inkcups team! Helen will be reporting to Global Tagless Director Matthew Yates, working as a Sales Manager in our Asia office in Hong Kong. Our Asia sales office offers solutions for garment tagless printing on t-shirts, hoodies, underwear, and other clothing. Over the years, Inkcups has further expanded their presence in Asia. We have added more distributors that cover over 9 locations including warehouses throughout.

Along with managing our staff throughout Asia, her central responsibilities will consist of evolving and preserving sales operating plans. These areas will include target accounts, forecast, sales strategies, tactics, and resource requirements. Helen will also, be building, improving, and managing sales channels in Hong Kong. This will allow her to maximize business potential in these respective territories.

Prior to joining Inkups, Helen was employed at Kornit Digital where she worked as a Sales Manager. During her time at Kornit, Helen supervised distributors’ behavior, supported and encouraged distributors’ marketing events/trade shows and built customer relationships.

Furthermore, she established and monitored sales plans for distributors’ and also, directed sales activities. She lastly, was responsible for new market development and new distributors’ recruitment. Prior to Kornit Digital she worked at industrial equipment supplier, Avery Dennison.


Inkcups Ready for NPE 2018

April 30th, 2018 | Author: Garrett Upson

On May 7,th 2018 we will be showcasing our products in sunny Orlando Florida, at the National Plastics Expo (NPE).  This trade show is the largest and world leading plastics show to date as it is constructed and trademarked by the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS). Contributors to the show consist of buying teams from over 100 countries and more than 20,000 companies, bringing together the total global plastics supply chain and the full range of end-user markets. NPE contains companies that will benefit us such as companies specializing in bottles and containers, medical devices, packaging, appliances, and more! We are very eager to display our pad printers, laser engravers and inkjet machines at NPE from May 7th- 11th .

To give you a sample of what we will be presenting at NPE, check out our in-depth list below that will include an assortment of our top-quality machines. Look for us at booth S14035.

 

X5-T Printing on a Cooler

X5-T New!

At the 2018 PPAI trade show in Las Vegas, we unveiled the X5 UV flatbed printer. This revolutionary machine’s advanced features and print head technology make it one of the fastest, direct to shape digital printer in the industry. What is new about the X5-T is that the machine is taller than the previous X5 and can now print on items up to 20 inches tall! Promotional products, industrial products, cooler lids, plastic molded housings, toys, appliances, and signage are only scratching the surface of what products the X5 is capable of printing on.

 

 

 

 

 

The Helix®

Helix®

The Helix® has revolutionized the inkjet printing industry making it the top option to print custom images on drinkware, cosmetics, straight-walled and tapered cylinders and more. Winner of 2 Golden Pyramid Awards, this direct-to-object cylindrical printers is great for short-run production and personalized items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Automation on the XJET 800

XJet800

The XJET800 is an automation-ready industrial inkjet printer designed for high volume production. See the automation capabilities LIVE at NPE, where we will be picking and placing products from a system engineered in-house.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The New Cobalt ONE!

Cobalt ONENew!

The Cobalt One is a newer laser plate machine and is a much improved as well as 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

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.

 

 

 

 

 

B100

B-100

The B100 is a high speed, dynamic, single color sealed cup pad printer which presents a myriad of unique features and capabilities. This 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.

 

 

 

 

 

ICN-150

ICN-150

Holding 150mm ink cups which allow for printed images up to 140mm in diameter, the ICN-150 is a very well-built and large pad printing machine for Inkcups. The machine’s distinctive independent pad/ink cup stroke, allows easy loading of large parts and print cycle being successfully perfected for the sharpest quality images. The ICN-150 produces images using a 1- or 2-color printer and creates precise, accurate graphics due to the machines outstanding pad compression capability. The ICN-150 is also, furnished with an automated pad cleaning unit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ICN-2200L

ICN-2200L

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 machine is fast and simple to use.

 

 


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.

B100

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

ICN-2200L

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!

Helix®

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.

B100

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.


Frank Xiao – Asia Sales

July 15th, 2014 | Author: Harry
New Asia Sales Representative

Garment tag printing expert Frank Xiao

Inkcups Now welcomes Frank Xiao to the Asia Sales team. Over the past 5 years Inkcups Now has further expanded their presence in Asia with the addition of 4 distributors which cover 9 locations including warehouses throughout. Frank represents a great addition to the Asian branch of the Inkcups Now family bringing with him 8 years of experience in the garment printing and technology markets. Asia offers a turnkey solution for garment tag printing on t-shirts, hoodies, underwear, and other garments and, with Frank there as a guide, we hope to provide you with the best in tagless printing for your clothing.

Frank used to work as an OEM for a high-end Chinese manufacturer where he mastered heat transfer label technology. Frank brings with him that experience, in addition to his extensive knowledge from his work with brands, designers, manufacturers and print factories, to provide you with the best garment tag printing solutions and to assist the whole of Inkcups Now as we expand further into Asia and other marketplaces around the world.


New ICN Representative in Europe!

September 18th, 2013 | Author: Stephen

Industrial inkjet printer expert

Maurice from BRS

Inkcups Now is excited to introduce Maurice Baur (BRS GmbH) as the newest Inkcups Now Representative for Europe and the Middle East! BRS Specializes in Garment tag printing systems and UV printing systems so naturally the XJET industrial inkjet printer and our line of pad printing equipment was a perfect fit! BRS has been in the business of inkjet printing for over 20 years and services all of Europe with its 12 technicians.

Swing by the BRS Open House on September 20th – 21st and check out the XJET industrial inkjet printer in action! ICN is very excited to bring our XJET to Europe and the Middle East and provide the level of expertise and technical know-how our customers have become accustomed to.


Website UPDATED! New Exposure Times for Pad Printing Plates

August 14th, 2013 | Author: Stephen

pad printing plates

Click here to download the PDF

Inkcups Now is happy to announce that we have updated our polymer plate-making exposure times for garment tag printing on our website! The new update features a colorful new chart of exposure times for all of our alcohol wash and water wash pad printing plates. After years of testing, the techs at ICN have perfected a formula for successfully making photopolymer plates.


Click here to visit our web page!


This how-to guide will explain each step in the plate-making process. Just follow the instructions for a successful plate-making operation. Exposures time for pad printing plates will vary depending on the exposure unit you are currently using, the times on our website are based on the Autolight-1528 or BPL-1220 exposure units.

The web version of the exposure times are also available in a downloadable PDF document. Print it out and keep it with your exposure unit for reference or use it as a training manual for someone new to the plate-making process.


Leave a comment below with any questions, comments, or suggestions you may have about this about exposing pad printing plates.


Inkcups Now Hires Garment Tag Printing Expert, Irving Pichardo

March 22nd, 2013 | Author: Stephen

Inkcups Now is excited to announce our newest member to our team Irving Pichardo! Irving is taking charge of sales for the northern Mexico region as well as bordering towns in Texas. Irving is a great asset to Inkcups Now because he has over 10 years of printing experience in the industry, 8 of which were focused solely on garment tag printing. With this experience, Irving is able to help any business (large or small) to completely convert their current operation to tag free printing.

Irving has a degree in international business and is bi-lingual in English and Spanish. He has worked with some of the largest printing companies in the world, and now he is ready to work with you! Inkcups Now is very happy to have a salesman as knowledgeable as Irving for our Latin America sales division. Give Irving a call today for garment tag printing solutions.


Inkcups Now 2011 – A Year in Review

February 15th, 2012 | Author: Stephen

2011 was another monumental year for Inkcups Now! We grew as a company, introduced new products and updates to the market, expanded our presence in the garment tag printing (aka Inkcup Print) market. We have compiled a list of what we accomplished in the past year:

1. WE TURNED 10!
Inkcups Now celebrated its 10th year as a company! Starting out selling ink cups out of his basement, Ben Adner (President and founder) quickly turned this small company into a market leader in 10 short years! Even receiving the honor of being named entrepreneur of the year!

2. INKCUPS NOW EXPANDS THEIR FACILITY
In early 2011 Inkcups Now decided that we needed more space! We were expanding our inventory and simply could not house it all in a single place. We moved our entire ink, thinner and auxiliary line to a state of the art facility. We now have a larger inventory and faster than ever turnaround!

3. INCREASED WORK FORCE
Throughout the year Inkcups Now has obtained new employees in all departments of the company. We expanded our production department, our corporate sector and our sales department. We also have more international sales representatives in Central and South America.

4. INTRODUCED THE ICN-2200PS
The ICN-2200PS revolutionized 2 color pad printing. The reason why this machine is so effective in printing 2 colors is the fact that the parts do not move, only the pads, ensuring flawless 2nd color registration. The ICN-2200PS is also much faster than typical 2 color pad printing machines. The 2200PS is the most advanced 2 color pad printer on the market.

5. INTRODUCED THE ICN-B150
The ICN-B150, also known as the big brother to the ICN-B100, was an excellent addition to the ICN line of pad printers. This pad printer is a bench top model that now allows users to place in smaller work cells, yet can accommodate images up to 150mm in diameter. A great addition to any print shop!

6. INTRODUCED THE ICN-2200PSx
The ICN-2200PS was a great achievement for Inkcups Now and the printing industry as a whole. However, we managed to increase the speed of the machine by giving it an independent cup drive. The 2200PSx managed to increase the overall speed of the machine by 40%. This is now the fastest pad printer on the market today.

7. CREATED A ROTARY MODULE FOR THE MIMAKI UJF-3042
We built the first and only proprietary head lift system and rotary module for the Mimaki UJF-3042. The head lift system raises the print head to allow it to print on items up to 5 inches in height instead of the standard 2 inches. The rotary module gives the machine the ability to print on cylindrical objects, 360 degrees around.

8. NEW PLATE MATERIALS
We introduced new plate materials to the market for pad printing. Our premium orange laser plates are perfect for garment tag printing. Our gold plate material is great for doctoring because it has such a smooth glossy finish.

9. NEW TOUGHCUP
We redeveloped our ToughCup coating for the VersaCup Inkcup to be as tough as ever! The new coating even resists ink. The ink can literally sit over 48hours and harden inside the cup, no matter what the ink can be removed with just a single paper towel. A lot of companies have tried to introduce “green” products this year, Inkcups Now, however was the only one to truly succeed because there is no need to use chemicals and there is nothing to throw away.

10. SILICONE INK
Inkcups Now had begun selling a silicone ink that will adhere to any silicone material. The ink is available for pad printing and screen printing. The silicone ink can withstand extreme temperatures and will not crack or peel when bent.

What’s to come????
We plan on having another stellar year! We are going to continue to grow as a company. We are going to introduce a whole line of new machines, modifications to old machines, and continue to provide the best customer service in the industry.

What do you most want to see from Inkcups Now in 2012?