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November 29, 2022

Digital Glass Bottom Printing with the X5®

Inkjet Ink, Inkjet Printing

Regardless of whether you call an old-fashioned glass just that, or by any of its other synonymous names: rocks glass, whiskey glass, or even a lowball glass, they are all identifiable by a wide thin brim, and a thick flat base. Stemming back from England in the late 18th century, the glasses bottoms remain flat

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As we continue with the Call to Compliance blog series we will explore Migration Testing. Inkcups’ BB Series ink line passes Migration Testing, but what exactly does that mean? Other blog posts in the series: Call to Compliance: MagiCoat® Have you ever received a sports bottle as a promotional give-away? Perhaps at an open house

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Transcribed UV Curable Inkjet Ink for a Variety of Applications Video:  Inkcups has a nice variety of digital printing ink for all your printing needs. From our T2 Tritan Ink that does not require a pre- treatment to our XFlexx and BB inks which are a nice compliment to all of your substrates that require

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July 6, 2022

Inkcups Helix® – Leaving a Lasting Impression on Glassware

Inkjet Ink, Inkjet Printing

In an innovative departure from traditional glassware printing methods, still widely-used, global industry leader Inkcups just took glassware printing to the next level with its full-colour, seamless graphics.

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April 19, 2022

Digital Primers: What Makes them Special

Inkjet Ink

What makes UV ink stick? What a loaded question! Ink sticks on its own of course. But then there are isolated cases where it doesn’t stick. Sometimes it needs a little persuasion. Often ink is expected to stay on a glass for years to come and withstand countless rides through the dishwasher.  Other times ink

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February 15, 2022

UV Jettable Primer Perks

Inkjet Ink, Inkjet Printing

When it comes to primer, there are three main methods: wipe, sprayable, and the increasingly popular- jettable. But what does that really mean? What is the difference between a primer that is sprayed on versus a primer that is jetted? This article will explore the ins and outs of the jettable primer process as well

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October 12, 2021

Vivid White Ink Now Lives Longer and Offers More Opacity

Inkjet Ink, Product Update

Global printing industry leader Inkcups announces that the company’s Vivid White, the brightest digital white ink on the market, now has a longer shelf life and is also 20 percent more opaque than its original formula. The company reformulated the ink to offer 50 percent more opacity than its competitors and a longer shelf life

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August 31, 2021

UV Ink Adhesion Improvement Components

Inkjet Ink, Inkjet Printing

Optimal UV ink adhesion all begins with the chosen substrate of choice. For instance, a glass pint glass will not have the same process as stainless-steel wine tumbler. Never fear, our specialists at Inkcups are happy to recommend the correct route for your substrate. After all, the substrate is the stepping stone for which ink

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December 1, 2020

What is spot varnish in UV Printing?

Inkjet Ink, Inkjet Printing

When discussing printing techniques, many times the term ‘spot varnish’ is mentioned especially in reference to UV printing. Spot varnish simply means that the artwork will highlight certain aspects of a design with a varnish layer.

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September 8, 2020

UV Inkjet Ink for Sports Bottles

Applications, Inkjet Ink

UV inkjet ink for sports bottles needs to be flexible enough to bend and stretch with the movement of the bottle. If the UV ink is too rigid, the artwork will crack and easily scrap off the bottle. An ultra flexible ink is most needed in this situation.

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