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July 15, 2021

Inside Inkcups- Inventory Galore

Company News, Pad Printing Ink

One of many notable qualities about the Inkcups Headquarters in Massachusetts is the vast amount of inventory available at a moments notice for our customers. Not only is the US Inkcups fully stocked, but the same can be said for the offices and warehouses in Mexico, Guatemala, Canada, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Germany.

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The PN Series polypropylene pad printing ink is specially designed for both treated and untreated pure polypropylene substrates.

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September 17, 2020

Plastic Pad Printing Ink

Pad Printing Ink

Plastic pad printing ink can be for solvent-sensitive or non-solvent sensitive plastics. If the product is solvent-sensitive, it will not need pre-treatment because the solvent in the ink will slightly alter the molecular composition of the product, allowing for better adhesion. On the other hand, non-solvent sensitive plastics will not see a change when solvent

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August 25, 2020

Pad Printing Ink for Glass

Applications, Pad Printing Ink

Pad printing ink for glass is a 2-component ink meaning it needs solvent and hardener to mix and print properly. With pad printing ink, solvent helps to improve the transferability and drying of the ink while hardener is the catalyst for curing the ink for better durability.

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June 2, 2020

The Do’s and Don’ts of Printing on Silicone (Podcast)

Pad Printing Ink, Podcasts

Joe Shairs, Ink manager and compliance officer at Inkcups, a leading supplier and manufacturer of industrial Inkjet printing equipment, discusses pad printing on silicone.

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April 30, 2020

The Preferred Method: Pad Printing for Medical Products

Applications, Pad Printing Ink

Labeling in the medical industry is imperative. A mislabeled product can have serious consequences. These items are typically used in close contact or repeated contact with the skin, making the need for medical grade ink just as important as the label itself. This article will review what qualifies pad printing ink for personal protective equipment

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March 12, 2020

The Key Additive: Pad Printing Ink Solvent

Pad Printing Ink

What is a Pad Printing Ink Solvent? Pad printing ink solvent is added to the pad printing ink to break-up the resin and pigments to ensure the ink is tacky enough to be transferred from the silicone pad printing pad to the substrate. Before being added to the ink, the pad printing ink solvent is

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February 27, 2020

How to Know When to Use Pad Printing Ink Hardener

Applications, Pad Printing Ink

Pad printing ink hardener is a catalyst that is sometimes used in different ink series to increase adhesion and abrasion resistance. But how do we know when its time to use it?

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Pad Printing & Digital Ink Testing Compliance Ink testing compliance for pad printing and digital printing is an important part of ensuring that inks properly adhere to the substrate on which they are printed. Here’s what you should know about ink testing compliance for digital printing inks.

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January 30, 2020

Silicone Printing: How to Test if Your Product is Actually Silicone

Applications, How-To, Pad Printing Ink

When silicone printing, it is important to properly identify the substrate you are printing on. If the substrate isn’t silicone, the silicone ink won’t adhere. Here are a few ways you can test your products today!

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