What does this workflow look like?
For POD companies, this process shortens the in-hand cycle. The artwork needs to be prepared for print only once per vessel type. Once the file is properly labeled and a corresponding label is made, the operator will pick the part, print the barcode and then deliver it to be printer. The machine operator will then place the drinkware piece in the machine, scan the barcode and print the proper graphics. Once it is printed, it is shipped off to the customer. This process can produce around 2-3 parts per minute, depending on the height of the artwork and the speed of your operator.
What are the benefits and limitations of cylindrical inkjet printers?
The benefits of such a machine are endless. Companies can completely transform their drinkware to levels they have never even imagined. Those who are starting can completely differentiate themselves from competitors. For those who are currently sublimating, you are decreasing your production times and increasing quality and margins. This process is more sustainable and greatly reduces the amount of waste in terms of paper and plastic. Aside from the production improvements, the quality is stunning and will highlight the artist even further.
What machines does Inkcups offer for POD companies?
Inkcups’ Helix Digital Cylinder Printer is an advanced machine with an open software capable of connecting to production facility. This machine prints in full-color, 360-degrees on numerous vessel types such as stainless steel, powder coated metals, plastic, glass and more. Highlight crowd-sourced graphics that give meaning to drinkware. Produce a product that enhances the creativity that these artists possess.
Learn more about Inkcups’ Print on Demand Drinkware Production Workflow