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A Laser Platemaker for Everyone

Inkcups has a laser to fit everyone's needs. Whether your company is large or small, we have the laser platemaker solution.

The Lasers:

The CobaltONE is the latest laser plate etching machine by Inkcups. It utilizes a fiber laser enabling it to etch crisp bold and fine images. Its compact size houses an integrated computer system with an Intel i5 processor, solid state hard drive, & a USB 3.0 port.

The Cobalt 2000 & Cobalt 3000 are designed only to make pad printing plates. Focused on quality, simplicity and affordability, the Cobalt 2000 & 3000 are perfect for small to medium-size print shops.

The Cobalt 1000 & Cobalt 300 laser plate makers are a revolutionary "two-in-one" solution: a capable industrial laser etcher and an advanced laser plate maker.

Inkcups engineers were the first to recognize the advantages of Laser Plate Making and launch specialized laser plate material and laser platemaker systems. ICN is proud to have pioneered the field and maintained a leading position in it.

InkcupCare Support:

Inkcups has a team of experienced technicians who truly understand the ins and outs of our lasers.
InkcupCare includes setup, training, troubleshooting, suggestions, and remote desktop support. Inkcups Technicians will connect directly to your computer to assist in choosing the best settings for your Cobalt laser software, help with artwork setting in Photoshop/Illustrator/Corel Draw, and resolve any software related issues.
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Benefits of a Laser Plate Maker:

Consider the benefits of a Laser Platemaker over traditional exposure unit..

Process improvements:
  • Enhanced print quality: laser plates are 1st generation so there is no loss of resolution due to film
  • 100% repeatable plates without hurdles
  • Better ink lay down due to straight walled etching and enhanced inkwell profile
Cost savings:
  • Eliminate film
  • Eliminate image-setter fixer, developer, plate toner
  • Eliminate maintenance contracts for image-setter and processor
  • Eliminate hazardous shipping and waste disposal
Time & efficiency savings:
  • 10X faster plate production: one plate takes only 1-2 minutes
  • No bad plates: total depth control results in consistent plates every time
  • Less machine downtime due to plate reliability


Additional Platemaker Accessories

Cobalt 1000 Standard Attachments:
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Rotary engraving module for Cobalt 1000
Rotary Engraving Module
The Rotary Module enables etching along the circumference of cylindrical items.
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Linear motion table for Cobalt 1000
Linear Motion Table
The Motion Table automates engraving of small items and etching longer images and multi-color plates.
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