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Inkcups introduces Double Helix simultaneous printing stations

Inkcups introduces Double Helix simultaneous printing stations

Inkcups has announced the release of its newest addition to the Helix line of products: the Double Helix, which features two side-by-side print stations that can simultaneously print the same artwork on two of the same vessels.

These print stations can print superior quality, full-colour (CMYKWW+V) images on straight-walled and tapered cylinders. With this high-speed printing system, customers can focus and target medium to higher-volume print runs.

Fast and flexible just like the flagship Helix, the Double Helix can print full-colour seamless graphics at around 6 to 8 parts per minute depending on artwork size. This new machine is ideal for use with drink ware, barware, spirits, craft beer, candle holders, and many other industrial cylinder printing applications. In these fields, typical end products include high quality graphics on stainless steel tumblers, pint glasses, beer cans, wine and spirit bottles, sports bottles and much more.

“We are really excited to launch the Double Helix to the drink ware and industrial markets and expect that it will be a major success. Our Helix printer is an amazing product for digitally printing with full colour images, but its speed does not satisfy all the needs in the market. The Double Helix will help our customers generate more revenue by getting increasing throughput and opening up new profit opportunities for higher volume printing,” said Ben Adner, CEO of Inkcups.

The Double Helix is compatible with Inkcups’ full line-up of UV digital ink. With a printable area of 8.6 inches, this machine can print on items up to 12 inches in length with a diameter of 2-5 inches using design techniques such as spot varnish, tip-to-tip printing, mirror print, contour print and more. Other highlights include the ability to add the new and patented Transparent Pin Curing (TPC) system for transparent drink ware items as well as integrating pre-treatment processes.

Delivered as a turnkey package with the company's world-class InkcupCare warranty and service coverage, the Double Helix is engineered and manufactured in the United States and available for order now.

 

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