WHY CHOOSE INKCUPS FOR T-SHIRT LABELS?
Inkcups is the leading provider of all pad print label equipment needed to produce tagless t-shirt labels. From pad printing equipment to inks and supplies, our experts understand all the ins and outs of printing t-shirt labels on different fabrics. We provide global expert support with offices and distributor locations on 5 different continents. Inkcups has helped dozens of clothing manufacturers, from global giants to small shops, smoothly transition to Tagless t-shirt labels. Put us to the test! Learn more about the t-shirt printing equipment Inkcups offers.
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B100 1-COLOR TABLETOP CARE LABEL PRINTING MACHINE
The ICN B100 (Inkcups Now B100) 1-color tabletop care label printing machine is a high-speed pad printer that offers a multitude of unique features and capabilities. This 1-color pad printer has been the industry standard for tagless pad printing. Several hundred pad printer B100 models for tagless printing have been installed by large garment manufacturers worldwide.
The B100 1-color tabletop care label printing machine features a 90 mm VersaCup® which enables it to print up to 80 mm (3.15 in) in diameter. Alternatively, the B100 pad printer can also use 60 mm VersaCup ink cups for smaller images up to 2 inches in diameter, a great way to reduce ink usage. Paired with one of our plates (clichés) for tagless printing and SB garment printing ink, this machine is the perfect addition to a small or large apparel production facility. The B100 1-color tabletop care label printing machine eliminates the need for heat transfer labels or large screen-printing machines. Printing at full speed, this machine’s output is between 900 to 1300 IPH.
Another popular function of the B100 1-color tabletop pad printing machine is for promotional and industrial applications. Pad printing has grown over the years to be a cost-effective solution for printing on numerous items such as branding pens for a promotional event or labeling plastic injection-molded housings.
WHY ARE DARK SUBSTRATES DIFFICULT TO PAD PRINT?
Prior to the Brite label printing machine, it was nearly impossible to achieve a white print on a dark substrate. The reason being: a pad printed care label embeds the ink within the garment fibers. The print itself has excellent durability, however, the ink was not opaque enough to block out the dark fibers of the garment. Therefore, white tagless label prints on black garments looked grey, as did other light-colored prints on darker substrates.
THE BRITE LABEL PRINTING MACHINE SOLUTION
The Brite label printing machine is the solution to increased opacity for all light pad printing ink colors. Created by Inkcups Engineers, this patented Brite process is the combination of a pad printing machine with an updated pad module and a highly-opaque Brite ink. Together, the pad printing ink and the pad printer create the most opaque printed care label possible on any pad printer.
The Brite pad printing machine has the added benefit of being used as a standard pad printer. Easily print a wide range of colors on any substrate. The Brite pad printer gives the operator the flexibility to print any color ink on any garment.
FEATURES OF THE BRITE GARMENT CARE LABEL PRINTER
Like all of Inkcups’ pad printing machines, the Brite pad printer comes equipped with a 90 mm VersaCup® to print images up to 65 x 35 mm (2.56 x 1.38 in). In addition, each machine comes with a specialty Brite pad to aid in the transfer of an opaque image. The average production speed is around 400-500 impressions per hour. The Brite label printing machine has a maximum part height of 108 mm (4.25 in) including its fixture.
- Print highly opaque white or light-colors on dark substrates
- 1-color label printing machine
- Tabletop pad printer
B150 LARGE IMAGE CARE LABEL PRINTING MACHINE
The B150 large image care label printing machine is a versatile, benchtop pad printer. Used for industrial-grade, 1-color applications, this large image pad printer features a 150mm VersaCup® ink cup assembly which prints images up to 140mm (5.5 in) in diameter. Alternatively, the B150 can also accept 135 mm ink cups or utilize a conversion kit to use 90 mm ink cups, both are ideal if printing smaller images and want to save on ink usage. With a compression capability of 779 lbs, this pad printing machine allows for easy handling of large, hard printing pads. The B150 large image pad printer produces the highest quality images on garments for manufacturers who require larger logos or care labels to be applied.
ICN2200-PS 2-COLOR CARE LABEL PRINTING MACHINE
The 2-color care label printing machine option. The Pad Slide mechanism allows the garment to remain stationary, which enables flawless second-color registration.
The 2200-PS 2 color pad printer with pad slide machine’s membrane touch control makes it simple to program all setup features. The XYR micro-adjust plate-holder assemblies and toolless quick-adjust further reduce make-ready time and increase productivity. An incorporated pad slide mechanism allows for the accommodation of large pads and is extremely heavy-duty, making this the ideal pad printing machine for situations where future production volumes are unknown or likely to increase.
Additionally, quickly convert to 100 x 224 mm plate sizes on the 2200PS with the Plate Conversion Kit. Ideal for print shops that already own a B100 or pad printer with compatible plate sizes.
Another popular function of the ICN-2200PS pad printer is for promotional and industrial applications. Want to learn more about pad printing? Visit our Ultimate Guide to Pad Printing.
- 2-color tag printing machine
- Images up to 3″ (80mm) in diameter
ICN-120 1-COLOR EXTENDED FORWARD STROKE PAD
The 1-color private label pad printing machine option. The extended forward stroke is ideal for printing on areas that are otherwise difficult to reach with a standard pad printer. For example, the machine allows you to print on the left chest of hoodies and the inside of pants pockets.
The ICN-120 pad printer can accommodate ink cups up to 4.7″ (120mm), allowing for image sizes up to 4.3″ (110mm) in diameter. The extended forward stroke provides flexibility for both the print location and print size. An optional pad cleaning device can also be purchased for use with this machine. The device allows operators to easily clean the pad printing pad after a certain number of prints. It will clean off debris and any other fibers that may be in the production environment. This machine is a perfect addition to any apparel business.
Another popular function of the ICN-120 pad printer is for promotional and industrial applications. Want to learn more about pad printing? Visit our Ultimate Guide to Pad Printing.
- 1-color tag printing machine
- Images up to 4.3″ (110mm) in diameter
PAD PRINTING INK
The Sapphire brand of pad printing ink contains a wide variety of ink, each with unique adhesion and abrasion properties.
Pad printing ink also goes through a number of compliance testing to ensure it passes industry standards. Learn more about ink testing compliance for pad printing and digital printing.
Inkcups is one of the top pad printing ink suppliers, and our commitment to helping you find the right ink for your application is unmatched, even when we’re dealing with challenging substrates such as metals, flexible plastics, and fabrics.
PAD PRINTING INK SOLVENT
Solvent is used to aid in the transfer of pad printing ink from the pad to the substrate. Solvent varies by evaporation rate and is often chosen based upon environment, substrate, and print speed.
PAD PRINTING INK HARDENER
Hardener is added to pad printing ink to increase abrasion resistance once cured.