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January 15, 2010

Laser Engraved Pens Using the YAG Laser Etcher

Laser Plate-making

Today we etched some laser engraved pens for a customer’s specific design! The process was made easy by using the Cobalt 1000 YAG laser etcher. The customer sent us specific artwork for the etching on the pen. We started by using a vector image, with that image we then set the YAG laser etcher on high

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Take a look at this! Would you ever think this is a part of a very expensive tool used for measurement applications? As a matter of fact, this object is part of an extremely sophisticated measuring device called FARO Laser Tracker. We wanted to make sure the imprinted plastic artwork came out just perfect! In

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June 24, 2009

Make Your Pad Printer Ceramic Ring Work Double Shifts!

How-To, Pad Printing

Are you using a single-sided or double-sided ceramic ring? If you are using a single-sided ring you should look into the benefits of using a double-sided instead. The most obvious reason has to do with the fact that rings can get damaged… yes, sooner or later it will happen, but if you have a double-sided

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March 4, 2009

Project: Pad Printing a Space Shuttle?

Pad Printing

Here at Inkcups we often get special orders for Top Secret projects. Therefore, that’s all we can say at the moment. We don’t want to get into trouble… Both items were pad printed with 3 different colors using our very own ICN-150. Paul began by etching the artwork onto a plate using the Cobalt 1000

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December 10, 2008

Laser Etched Glass Jars

Laser Plate-making

Here you see one application of Cobalt 250 laser engraver: laser etched glass. This compact machine, designed to make plates for pad printing, is also great for etching products like these colorful glass jars. It is interesting to compare this – real – etching to a simulated one: Diamond Etch ink. The simulated etching is

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August 28, 2008

Diamond Etch – Unique Pad Printing Ink for Glass

Pad Printing Ink

Doesn’t this image look laser engraved? Yet it is printed, fine line detail and all! The pad printing ink for glass not only looks great, but you can save money using it as well because the cost of a print is only a fraction of a penny! Inkcups’ Diamond Etch pad printing ink for glass can

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