New Excessive-Pace Digital Cylinder Printer

Revolution printing stations

The revolution includes three printing stations (high opaque white, CMYK and varnish) and uses helical technology to print high-resolution graphics on cylindrical objects.



The revolution automatically loads and unloads products to increase production capacity.

DANVERS, Mass., November 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Inkcups, the global leader in the printing industry, has announced its latest innovation and most advanced system to date – the Revolution high-speed digital cylinder printer. The Revolution is a fully automated machine that can print high quality full color graphics at approximately 600 parts / hour. It has automatic loading and unloading, integrated pre-treatment and patented helical printing technology. Common uses include stadium cups, pint glasses, stainless steel and plastic cups, cosmetic glasses, glass and plastic bottles, beer cans, oil filters, and much more.

“We are very excited to announce the release of the Revolution,” said Ben Adner, Inkcups Founder and CEO. “I think it’s all we wanted to achieve when we started the project over two years ago. We set out to develop an industrial printer for the sweet spot in the market – a machine that is fast enough to produce real volume. flexible enough for a quick changeover; have the excellent print quality our customers are used to; and competitively priced. The value for money of the Revolution is strong – it’s a production machine that can run long distances at a third the cost of comparable machines on the market. We are also proud that our system is designed and built in the USA and serviced by our experienced team of service technicians worldwide. “

High speed for optimized production
The Revolution is the most advanced offering in the Inkcups portfolio for digital cylinders and a significant increase in production volume over the company’s successful Helix® model. Job sizes that exceed the practical production limits of the Helix® printer can easily be carried out with the Revolution. This can lead to additional revenue, both in terms of new business generated and in terms of increased performance.

The printer’s in-line conveyor can be loaded manually by an operator or automatically using a robotic system to optimize the process. The parts are automatically loaded onto 12 vacuum mandrels, deionized, pretreated with corona or plasma, printed and, after passing through the machine, unloaded onto an output conveyor.

The Revolution prints seamless 360-degree graphics with a maximum resolution of 1,200 dpi on a variety of cylindrical objects and open, tapered vessels. It can print images up to 220 mm high on a part length of 76 to 305 mm with a diameter of 63.5 to 111 mm. The printing stations use Inkcups’ patented helical technology, which connects the inkjet droplets in a helix pattern and delivers the highest quality images with twice the resolution and image quality compared to similar devices. The system’s printhead technology can cover the entire length of a part up to 220mm with no additional printhead requirements, resulting in better image quality without stitching.

The Revolution comes as a turnkey package that includes the company’s world-class InkcupCare warranty and service coverage. It is available now in North America and will launch globally in 2020.

About Inkcups
Inkcups is a leading supplier and manufacturer of digital inkjet devices, pad printing devices, laser plate makers and related supplies with direct sales, technical support and warehouse locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Hong Kong and other global locations. Inkcups makes high quality industrial machinery for a variety of industries including apparel, drinkware, advertising, electronics, medical, sporting goods, and automotive markets. The company’s global network includes 24 technical service, demonstration, storage and platemaking service facilities. 19 distribution centers; and 32 offices. More information is available at

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