The Inkcups booth will feature live demonstrations on the HELIX, X360, XJET800 and X5 digital printers. The HELIX is a 360-degree digital inkjet printer for straight-walled and tapered cylinders that prints full CMYKWW+V on cylindrical items such as sports bottles, mixing glasses, barware, candles, stainless steel tumblers and more. The X360 has the same capabilities and specializes in continuously printing whites over dark-colored cylinders. Inkcups will demonstrate how the HELIX and X360 consistently reproduce high-quality, durable text and images onto plastic cups.
The XJET800 is an automation-ready industrial UV conveyorized digital printer. This machine will demonstrate its print quality using printhead technology on highlighting markers. The X5 is a UV flatbed digital machine with five printheads for on-demand, full-color prints on flat and hard goods up to six inches tall. The X5 can decorate a bed size of 43 by 24 inches in two minutes using full quality CMYKWW and optional varnish; at PPAI it will demonstrate high-quality printing on shot glasses.
The booth will also display the company’s B100, ICN-150 and ICN2200L pad printers. The B100 is a high-speed, single-color tabletop flatbed pad printer that will be set up to print live on both cotton shirts and promotional items to show flexibility in printing. The large-part 1- and 2-color ICN-150 will demonstrate its unique accuracy by live printing graphics on bottle openers. The ICN2200L is equipped with a linear conveyor belt with an automatic loading and unloading system.
Inkcups will also debut its new MagiCoat, a breakthrough water-based inkjet ink primer that optimizes adhesion on glassware, as well as offer samples of new SI-HD pad printing ink for silicone parts.