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Inkjet printing on bottles and much, much more!

The latest revolution in inkjet printing - introducing the Helix® rotary inkjet printer for straight-walled and tapered cylinders. The Helix® is designed to print superior quality single or multicolor images - ideal for the drinkware, cosmetic and industrial printing industries.

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.

Innovative Printing Options

Top-to-Bottom & Full Wrap Print
top-to-bottom printPrint the full length of a cylinder (up to 8")in a single print cycle with the Helix's Top-to-Bottom print technology. At the same tine, print Full wrap images 360 degrees around cylinders.

Mirror Print
top-to-bottom print View any image on the inside of transparent material as well as the outside with mirror print. The specialized helical software allows for the layering of ink, thus mirroring the image. The image printed on the inside layer can also be different than what is printed on the outside.

Contour Print
top-to-bottom printContour print will give your tumbler or pint glass a mesmerizing 3D feel. The Helix layers the ink to give it a 3D feel. The end result is a one-of-a-kind print.

top-to-bottom print Give your drink-ware a truly elegant look. The tone-on-tone feature looks great on all items without applying any ink.

Ideal for the Glassware, Bottle, and Can Industries

Features of the Helix® Rotary Inkjet Printer:

  • 360 Degree printing
  • Print CMYKWW
  • Print straight-walled and tapered cylinders
  • Servo-driven, quick-change tooling fixture
  • Adjustable angled tooling for tapered cylinders
  • Automatic cylinder height adjust
  • Automatic intelligent diameter measurement
  • LED cure
  • Speed: 4 parts per minute**
  • Helix™ software package

  • **image/product size and quality settings dependant
Part Diameter Range:
   2" - 4.5" (50mm - 114mm)

Cylinder Length:
   3" - 12" (304mm)

Maximum Print Length:
   4.25" (108mm)

Ink Palette:
   Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, White

Maximum Resolution:
   1200 x 1200dpi

   USB 2.0

MagiCoat: The Ultimate Glass Primer

Printing on glassware such as mixing glasses, pint glasses, wine glasses or even spirit bottles? Use MagiCoat post flame-treating to get up to 200 residential washes and up to 500 industrial washes.

Mirrior Print

MagiCoat has many other features that make it the number 1 glass primer. Learn more about MagiCoat Primer!


The AutoFlame 360 is a revolutionary machine that automates the flame treatment process.

Mirrior Print

Flame treatment is common with certain substrates in order to enhance ink adhesion through the manipulation of surface tension. This industrial machine boasts 8 palettes each with its own vacuum for securely suctioning bottles. Once the bottle reaches the flame, the palette turns 360 degrees allowing the flame to evenly treat the whole bottle. Control the flame height up to 20 inches, slow down or speed up the rotation of the palette and turn suction on and off all from the control panel. To ensure the bottle does not pass the flame more than once, the machine uses a hydraulic system to lightly tap the bottle into a box or bin.

Features of the AutoFlame360:

  • 8” burner head (standard)
  • (8) 6” diameter platens (152 mm)
  • Adjustable Burner height with scale – up to 20”(508mm)
  • Adjustable flame length slide in burner head
  • Angular burner adjustment for tapered products
  • Automatic unload with transfer chute
  • Air/gas mixing valve
  • Positive ignition proof of flame sensor
  • Exhaust hood
  • Protective screen
  • Vacuum turbine
  • 8 station Geneva drive
Number of stations:

Platen diameter:
   6" (152mm)

Rotary dial diameter:
   32" (813mm)

Input power:
   115 VAC

   Natural Gas or Propane

Compressed air:
   (80 psi) required for automatic unloader

Standard burner length:

DigiBond Primer
- Enables Inkjet Printing on Metal, including Nameplates!

DigiBond primer for metal
DigiBond is a specialized primer that allows UV inks to adhere to metal. For the nameplate industry, this primer finally makes inkjet printing a viable alternative to screen printing!

To use DigiBond, wipe it on the surface and flash cure it prior to applying UV inks.
Aluminum sheets pre-treated with DigiBond are also available.

InkcupCare Support

ICN can fully support the Helix®! Offering machine installations with experienced technicians who assist with setup, training and troubleshooting. Now available in English and Spanish!
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We have direct sales people in the US (MA, NY, CA, IA, GA), Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras. We also have respresentatives in Colombia and Dominican Republic.

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