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July 11, 2019

Pretreatment Methods for Glass

Inkjet Printing

Have you ever wondered how the same glass cup you use every morning has maintained its vibrant colors?  Even after repeatedly being handled and washed in the dishwasher, the cup looks like it just left the printing factory. Whether you are looking to pad print, screen print, or digitally print onto glass, the substrate must

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Adhesion requirements for UV digital printing on glass are set forth by the ASTM International Standards Organization. The ASTM defines and standardizes specific adhesion requirements for a variety of substrates. It is important to note that not all adhesion requirements are required for every product, however, familiarization is key. At Inkcups, we provide thorough, complimentary

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June 11, 2019

Inkcups to Feature Pad Printers at ITMA 2019

Tagless Printing

Danvers, Mass. – June 11, 2019 – Global tagless printing industry leader Inkcups will showcase three of its leading pad printers and two laser plate-makers at ITMA 2019, the world’s largest textile and garment technology exhibition. The event will be held June 20-26 at the Fira de Barcelona, Gran Via, in Barcelona, Spain. Inkcups will

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June 6, 2019

Top 5 Applications for Printing on Silicone

Pad Printing Ink

The elasticity of the SI series and SI-HD series makes them ideal for custom silicone wristbands, which go through daily stretching and twisting to put on and rub against various surfaces throughout the day. The durability of the SI series also makes it perfect for buttons on controllers and keyboards, allowing it to handle constant

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Silicone ink is designed to be used for both pad printing and screen printing. At this point, you’re probably wondering what the difference is between standard pad printing ink and silicone ink. The article the idiosyncrasies of printing silicone products explains how the process differs from printing with solvent-based ink in terms of pad size,

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So, you’ve decided it’s time to buy a digital printer. You’ve researched all sorts of specs regarding print quality, color, size, speed. Yet, you’ve overlooked one important feature that may impact your operation: the print bed. When it comes to digital UV printing, also known as UV inkjet printing, the print bed is a critical

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