David Savastano, Ink World Editor01.22.13
Developing “universal” products that can be used for a variety of applications is the goal of many businesses, as companies look to streamline their operations. While it is often an unattainable goal, some entrepreneurs have been able to find the ideal solutions for their customers’ needs.
In the case of Inkcups Now Corporation, Danvers, MA, the company has been able to solve the need for inkcups for pad printing presses. In achieving this, Inkcups Now has also developed new solutions in other areas, including inks, printers and plate-making.
Ben Adner, founder and president of Inkcups Now, is the classic story of an entrepreneur starting his company from the ground up. After leaving a specialty printing machine company, Mr. Adner began developing a universal inkcup in his home.
“After my non-compete expired, I started developing universal inkcups,” Mr. Adner said. “Every pad printing machine used a different inkcup, and I
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