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Our History

Explore our many years of experience.

2001

# of Inkcups Members: 2
Inkcups founded in 2001

The Beginning

Out of his house, Ben Adner sells only his patented universal ink cup and ceramic rings.

2002

# of Inkcups Members: 2

20 Locust St.

The company moves from the house to 20 Locust Street, Danvers.

2003

# of Inkcups Members: 6

Sapphire Ink

Inkcups Now becomes the exclusive North American distributor for Sericom Inks – a premier global ink line.

2004

# of Inkcups Members: 10
Team grows in 2002

Team Expands

The team celebrates with an offsite outing.

2006

# of Inkcups Members: 15

The Cobalt 1000

Inkcups Now introduces the Cobalt 1000 laser for etching pad printing plates and forever changes the plate-making industry.

2008

# of Inkcups Members: 21
Tagless Printing comes to Inkcups

The Tagless Revolution

Inkcups Now introduces the B100 tagless solution and changes the way tags are printed forever.

2010

# of Inkcups Members: 30

Digital Printing Begins

Inkcups introduces a solvent-based inkjet printer and becomes a Mimaki Distributor

2011

# of Inkcups Members: 36
Inkcups Expands

Global Expansion

Inkcups Now goes global – setting up sales offices in Central America and Mexico.

2012

# of Inkcups Members: 39
The Xjet is developed

The XJET

Inkcups Now introduces disruptive technology – the patent Xjet converyorized industrial inkjet printer.

2013

# of Inkcups Members: 47
Inkcups moves to new building

The Move

Inkcups Now moves their HQ and main production facility to 310 Andover St. to expand production.

2015

# of Inkcups Members: 63

The Laser Revolution

Inkcups Now secures its position as the global leader in laser plate-making by developing and patenting two new low cost lasers.

2016

# of Inkcups Members: 79
Helix Revolution

The Helix

Inkcups develops the groundbreaking Helix inkjet machine for cylinders – the first of its kind. Built in the USA.

2017

# of Inkcups Members: 82
Brite Tagless Printer Created

Brite Tagless

Inkcups patents Brite Tagless Technology – the ability to print white ink on dark fabrics.

2017

# of Inkcups Members: 84
Inkcups rebrands

Inkcups Rebrands

Inkcups patents Brite Tagless Technology – the ability to print white ink on dark fabrics.

2018

# of Inkcups Members: 85
Faster Digital Machines

Faster Digital Machines

All Digital flatbed machines are upgraded to the latest head technology making them 4 times faster.

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