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October 4, 2019

How to Print on Glass

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March 28, 2019

How to Promote Your Company with Direct to Shape Printing

Applications, How-To, Inkjet Printing

Direct to shape printing is an ideal way to expose more customers to your brand. Whether you use it for sponsorship, brand recognition, or advertise a specific product, direct to shape printing can be a vital tool in your marketing arsenal. While there are numerous applications and uses for direct to shape printing, here are

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December 6, 2018

What to Consider when Choosing the Correct Pad Printing Ink

How-To, Pad Printing Ink

Choosing the Correct Pad Printing Ink We’ll start with how pad printing inks are made. Unlike typical ink manufacturers, we supply our ink excluding the solvent. The benefits of this method include getting more ink per can and not having to guess how much solvent is already in the can- you can add as much

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December 6, 2018

The Effects of UV Light on Photopolymer Plates

How-To, Plates

Photopolymer plates work hard to hold ink for pad printing machines. However before the plates get to that point, they need a little rest and relaxation. How do photopolymer printing plates relax? They go tanning. Photopolymer plates like to get a nice tan. They enjoy spending time in their UV tanning beds (exposure units) until

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December 6, 2018

The Importance of the Right Printhead

How-To, Inkjet Printing

  One of the most essential components in any printing job is the printhead – which type of printhead is used greatly affects the overall outcome of the project. Here’s what you need to know about different printheads and how to select the most appropriate one for your specific printing project. What is a Printhead?

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December 6, 2018

Ink Mixing Tips and Tools

How-To, Pad Printing Ink

There are basically two ways to go about ink mixing; you can either pour the ink by hand or use our Harmony Ink Dispenser. The difference is that with the Dispenser, you have fine control over the amount of ink/thinners you mix (because of calibrated pumps) and ink does not get spilled around (even if

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While garment tag printing, most users prefer making their own plates. Typically the most inexpensive way to etch your own plates is by using photopolymer plates with an exposure unit. Etching an image into photopolymer plates requires more attention than laser etching the plates, exposure times will vary depending upon the image size, even if

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November 9, 2018

The Idiosyncrasies of Printing Silicone Products

How-To, Pad Printing Ink

Joe Shairs, the Ink & Compliance Manager at Inkcups Now, offers application options and tips- via http://www.specialistprinting.com/ There are plenty of items made of silicone around us. Among the very popular products that companies want to personalize nowadays are cellphone covers and credit card wallets (which people attach to the back of their cellphones), swim caps

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Outsourcing industrial printing projects is a common practice among small-medium sized companies but there comes a time when waiting on printed products, meeting certain minimums and, sending the artwork back and forth starts to waste more time than save money. Bringing printing inside seems like a difficult process but the flexibility it offers is tremendous.

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Inkcups takes pride in offering the best technical support in the industry. If you own a pad printing machine, whether you use it for printing on promotional products or garment tag printing, proper loading of the plates and cups into the machine is key to getting a great print. The following is a 5 step

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