Category: Tech Tip Tuesdays

How to Prevent UV Curing from Damaging Print Heads

When it comes to UV inkjet printing, reflective, transparent or glossy substrates do not always ‘play nice’. These substrates can be anything from glass and crystal to simply any type of shiny media that causes UV light to …

Tech Tip Tuesday: Ink Mixing – A Pad Printing Best Practice

Ink mixing for pad printing is a fairly simple task. However, when done incorrectly it can adversely affect the whole printing process. This can result in subpar results that leave you not only having to remix your ink, …

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Tech Tip Tuesday: Pad Printing – It’s All About The Pad!

The print pad is one of (if not the) most important aspects of the pad printing process. Made from silicone rubber, it is the perfect ink transfer medium when designed, used and maintained correctly. The properly molded print …

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Tech Tip Tuesday: Choosing A Mixing Cup For Pad Printing

Before the process of pad printing begins, it is important to know what kind of cup you should (and should not) be using to mix your ink. Mixing solvents with ink is a very important part of the pad printing …

Tech Tip Tuesday: I Am A “New Guy” That Has Plans To Do In House Pad Printing

I am a “new guy” that has plans to do in house pad printing. I know a closed system is the best for me and in general. I plan to do small amount lots of 250 to 500 printing at …

Tech Tip Tuesday: Why Am I Getting A Washed Out Printed Image?

I have etched thin steel plates that are etched to about 30 microns and am using a sealed cup pad printer. I run and print 5-10 parts that look great and then the image starts becoming washed out …

Tech Tip Tuesday: Ink Leaking Over The Edge Of The Cliché

Have you ever had ink leaking over the edge of your cliché?  You have tried to figure out the solutions and investigated the issue by taking the cup off to check if the ink was too thin. When you did that …

Tech Tip Tuesday: How do you properly dispose of ink?

Wondering how to properly dispose of ink? We dispose of bulk quantities of “used” ink with pouring it into a 55 gallon drum (for mass collection).  The drum is collected by a waste management company, contracted on a bi-weekly …

Tech Tip Tuesday: How long after pre-treatment do you need to start printing?

Is it an hour, a day, a week or is there a way to test to be sure the priming function is still viable? Unfortunately there is no hard and fast answer to how long it can be …

Tech Tip Tuesday: Advantages of Tagless Printing

Engineered Printing Solutions has worked with numerous apparel manufacturers of T-shirts, underwear, and lingerie in developing tagless printing operations to identify brands, sizes, and care labels. Tagless labeling allows garment manufactures to print directly on the fabric – eliminating the …

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