Global OEM Inkcups (Danvers, MA) has released its new Revolution Digital Cylinder Printer. The new device is fully automatic and can print high-quality, full-colour graphics at about 600 parts per hour, depending on the type of part. It features automatic loading and unloading, integrated pre-treatment, and Helical printing technology that interlaces the inkjet drops in a helical pattern, thereby delivering superior-quality images “at twice the resolution and image quality compared to similar machines,” said Inkcups.
Common applications include stadium cups, pint glasses, stainless steel and plastic tumblers, cosmetics jars, glass and plastic bottles, beer cans, oil filters and many, many more. The printer is fast enough to produce high volumes, flexible enough for quick changeovers, and can output long runs “at one-third the cost of comparable machines,” said the OEM. Its inline conveyor can be loaded manually, or automatically loaded using a robotic system.
It prints 360-degree seamless graphics up to 1,200 dpi on a wide range of cylindrical objects and open-ended, tapered objects. It can print images up to 220 mm tall on a part length of 76 mm to 305 mm, with a diameter of 63.5 mm to 111 mm.