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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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August 12, 2008

Laser Engraver under Development

Laser Plate-making

As always, ICN engineers are busy with several new projects… Among them is building a new machine – Cobalt laser engraver equipped with a belt conveyor. Here is the drawing… We are going to bring the new machine to the upcoming SGIA show. This particular conveyor will be tailored to pen engraving. But the belt

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August 5, 2008

Diamond Etch Pad Printing Ink for Plastic

Pad Printing Ink

This is Diamond Etch ink – the pad printing ink that imitates laser engraving or sandblasting. Yesterday Pete – Inkcups’ Ink Master – printed this logo on a glass jar, today, he experimented with printing on clear plastic. Despite the glare on the photo, you can probably see how nice and crisp it came out.

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