Tag Archive: Inkjet Printing

  1. Visit us at MD&M East, NYC June 13-15

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    Engineered Printing Solutions (East Dorset, VT) will be featuring its latest technologies in both pad and industrial inkjet printing at the 2017 MD&M East Trade Show, being held June 13-15 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY.

    This year’s industrial printers include the following:

    The fJet-24

    The perfect flatbed solution for personalized souvenirs, customized gifts, industrial products and promotional items, this multi-color printer provides quality as high as 1200 dpi, high speed uni- and bi-directional printing and a maximum print area of 20” x 24”. See a complete list of features and watch the video for this popular industrial inkjet printer.

    The KP05 360° Catheter Pad Printer

    When it comes to printing versatility, this KP05 Pad Printing Machine does not disappoint. It can be used as a single color machine, two color and rotational printer, and be electro-pneumatically controlled with a digital programmable microprocessor for high quality printing.  This particular configuration will be equipped with a vacuum catheter bed for providing the capacity to print any images –bands text etc 360° around the tube within the confines of the 90mm diameter print area of this machine.

    For information about Engineered Printing Solutions custom solutions, standard pad printers, industrial inkjet, consumables and other auxiliary equipment, visit www.epsvt.com, email info@epsvt.com or call 1-800-272-7764.

    See our technology in action for yourself. Register for the 2017MD&M EAST here and come visit us at Booth #1729.
    Eric Henzie – Director of Marketing
    Engineered Printing Solutions
    201 Tennis Way
    East Dorset, VT 05253
    800-272-7764 ext. 227

  2. Tech Tip Tuesday: Maximize The Production Life of Print Heads


    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It is very important that whether it is an operator or maintenance that care is always taken when working with print heads. They are generally expensive and delicate. If you want to maximize the production life of print heads only trained personal should be handling them. A filtration of some sort should be used between the supply of ink and print head to filter out impurities before reaching the head. For UV curable inks with heads stray UV should be limited and take precaution to keep from over exposure and curing of the face plate.

    To maximize the production life of print heads care must be taken by keeping the head and especially the face plate clean. Use the appropriate flush for the ink set being used. Not all flush is compatible so if not certain call your ink supplier. Wipe the heads prior to printing with the flush and a clean lint free head wipe. Maintenance jetting or head cleaning should be done daily/weekly to exercise all jets in the head depending on usage. While printing all nozzles may not be printing so this exercise ensures all nozzles fire. It is then best to perform a jet test. By doing so you will actually print on to a substrate to witness a pattern/image of the individual nozzles firing. Doing this routine on a daily basis ensures you see a possible problem before it become unrecoverable. Many heads are recoverable if taken care of and signs of blockage are caught early enough and no physical damage to the head. Talk to your ink/head supplier for possible head recovery procedures or service.

    Check out our industrial inkjet printers at www.epsvt.com there you can also find more information about Engineered Printing Solutions custom solutions, standard pad printers, industrial inkjet, consumables and other auxiliary equipment. Email info@epsvt.com or call 1-800-272-7764 if you would like more information.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

  3. SGIA 2013 Journal Round-Up of UV-LED Flatbeds: EPS’s fJET-24 Is Hi-Res for Hi-Quality

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    In the most recent SGIA Journal, Julian Joffe, CEO of Engineered Printing Solutions, was asked to participate in the article on “Compact UV-LED Flatbeds Take Inkjet Printing to New Heights” by freelance writer Eileen Fritsch.

    Last October the fJET-24 flatbed printer was added to our inkjet product line. This printer supports single- or bi-directional CMYK printing and is excellent for personalized souvenirs, customized gifts, industrial products and special promotional items.

    Adding the fJET-24 capabilities in any print shop would be a good way for a print-service provider to diversify their business. This unit is designed as a “high-speed Industrial flatbed” printer and offers high-quality graphics on most flat surfaces.  It allows the production of any image directly from standard graphic files to the product with no need for intermediate steps. It effectively replaces screen printing or pad printing and allows technically-proficient wide-format printers to break into new markets without the introduction of new, unfamiliar types of printing processes.

    Three major advantages:

    1. Allows direct production from a graphic file to print with no need for clichés or pads. Plus, multicolor imaging is accomplished without the need for image registration between colors. Extremely simple CYMK set-ups, compared to CYMK printing in the pad printing world – not that easy to do – where creating separations can be … well, challenging. The fJET-24 is equipped with an internal RIP that allows almost instantaneous creation of a separation file that is then sent directly to the printer in seconds.
    2. Reduction in set-up costs that enable CYMK printing with no additional set-up charges needed.
    3. Large image areas can easily be printed – up to 20″ x 24″ – in either CYMK multicolor or spot colors.

    Reduction in set-up time and elimination of components such as plates and pads translates into a cheaper printing. Inkjet has many advantages, but it will not replace pad printing, which is a better solution for products with curved and recessed surfaces.

    Join the conversation! Thinking about adding a flatbed inkjet printer to your production mix? Have questions about inkjet printers? Concerned about UV-LED ink adhesion? Get our attention with a comment, phone call or Live Chat online.