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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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Introducing the versatile, capable, and cost-effective pad printing machine, the ICN-2200L. The ICN-2200L is a two-color heavy-duty pad printing machine with a sealed cup pad printing system. In particular, this model is fitted with the linear conveyor, great for situations where future production volumes are unknown or likely to increase. The ICN-2200L also has an

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March 3, 2010

Pad Printing Plate Making Video with the Cobalt 300

Laser Plate-making

Have you ever wondered what it looks like to etch a design onto an object with a laser? Well now you can! Here is a video of the Cobalt 300 in action! A high speed Co2 Laser engraving and plate making machine. The video demonstrates the power of the Co2 laser and the speed of

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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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