Danvers, Mass. – December 13, 2022 – Global printing industry leader Inkcups will showcase seven printing systems including a new digital machine for a new application at the largest promotional products tradeshow: Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) Expo 2023. The event will be held January 10-12, 2023, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Inkcups will be located at booth #5167.
The Inkcups display will feature the Helix® ONE, Double Helix® featuring ArtPrep®, and the X5®-T digital printers; the B100 and 2200-PS pad printers; and the CobaltONE laser etching machine. The booth will also host digital technology demonstrations on the new printing machine.
The Helix® ONE is the newest addition to Inkcups’ Helix® line of direct-to-object printers. With a compact design, the Helix® ONE is a dedicated cylinder printing machine designed to decorate in full CMYKW+V on straight-walled and tapered cylinders. Given its size, the benchtop machine is well suited for small to medium companies looking to expand their business into the drinkware market. The Helix® ONE is ideal for a variety of vessels including plastic bottles, stainless tumblers, glassware, candle holders, and more. The Helix® ONE will demonstrate its printing capabilities by printing on acrylic cups.
Recent improvements to the Helix® systems will be represented at PPAI by the Double Helix® with ColorBoost and Transparent Pin Curing (TPC). New feature, ColorBoost increases image quality and decreases print time enhancing productivity and making it the fastest direct-to-substrate printer in its class. Additionally, the Double Helix® debuts the new appearance of all full-size Helix® machines, featuring a wider frame, wider track and cabinet lights. With a printable area of 8.66 inches in height, the Double Helix can print on two items at a time, up to 12 inches in length with a diameter of 2 to 4.5 inches. Paired with artwork preparation software, ArtPrep®, the Double Helix® will be printing on Tritan™ bottles during the show.
The third digital machine at the booth is the X5-T, a high-performance flatbed that can print a full area of 43.3 inches x 24 inches in two minutes (uni- or bi-directional) for parts up to 20 inches tall. Utilizing the latest in print head technology, the high-throughput X5-T prints CMYK plus two highly opaque UV LED-curable white inks, with an optional varnish for additional visual impact. Ideal for full-color on-demand printing, this machine enables users to lower production costs, provide faster response to customers, and handle short-run quantities with customization. The X5-T will print on mint tins at the show.
To showcase the range of Inkcups’ pad printers and applications, the company will also have the B100, 2200-PS, and CobaltONE.
The B100 is a high-speed, single-color tabletop pad printer that offers a multitude of unique features and capabilities like endless tagless applications. The 2200-PS is a two-color pad printer equipped with a heavy-duty, dual-position pneumatic pad-slide mechanism. The last machine for Inkcups to showcase at the booth is the CobaltONE. This laser plate maker utilizes highly advanced fiber laser technology, enabling it to etch the smallest dot size and sharpest images. With a patented Inkcups Cobalt plate material, the CobaltONE can etch images in less than five minutes.
During the show the B100 will print on T-shirts, the 2200-PS will be printing on notebooks, and the CobaltONE will be etching plates.
To see these top-of-the-line promotional printing machines in action and to speak with Inkcups’ experienced and knowledgeable service technicians, visit the Inkcups booth #5167. Find the full line up of offerings at the Inkcups website: https://www.inkcups.com.Back to Blog Home
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