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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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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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December 12, 2016

No Minimum Order Quantities for Inkjet & Pad Printing Supplies

Inkjet Printing, Pad Printing, Pad Printing Ink, Pads, Plates

We don’t require minimum order quantities for any inkjet and pad printing supplies. Ever. At Inkcups, we tailor our equipment, supplies, and services to fit the needs of our customers. Therefore, we never put unfair minimum order quantities on our products. We know you will enjoy the high-quality supplies we provide. We are confident in our

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Inkcups is happy to announce that we have updated our polymer plate-making exposure times for garment tag printing on our website! The new update features a colorful new chart of exposure times for all of our alcohol wash and water wash pad printing plates. After years of testing, the techs at Inkcups have perfected a

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September 11, 2011

Can I Etch Laser Plates with my CO2 Laser?

Pad Printing, Plates

“Can I Etch Laser Plates with my CO2 Laser?” – This is a very common question we get from pad printing companies. Indeed, if a company already has a robust laser engraver, it may be able to enjoy the benefits of fully digitized pad printing plate-making – simply by purchasing the laser plate material and getting some instruction. The

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Over the years we here at Inkcups now have gotten many phone calls and emails pertaining to polymer plate making, also known as photopolymer plates. Customers often don’t understand the technical aspect of creating a film positive or they get stuck at a step in the process. We have decided the pain and anguish has

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