Tech Tip Tuesday: What are some of the reasons why a silicone pad would split?

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Here are the reasons why a silicone pad might split: Too much pressure on either the pick up or print side. Using chemicals to clean the pad surface, causing the print surface of the pad to dry and crack. Parts/Fixtures that have a raised portion that comes in contact with the pad and acts as […]

Case Study – Industrial Printing Solutions

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Engineered Printing Solutions Case Study #1: An automotive firm required assistance in gaining efficiencies in their molding and decorating process.  They wanted to eliminate staging / moving parts around the facility, and to be able to print parts at the mold.  The part required a custom machine as the print was not only multi-color, but on […]

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Q&A: UV-curable inkjet printing vs. Traditional Analog Methods of Decorating

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When comparing the differences between traditional printing methods – such as pad and screen printing – and digital inkjet printing, we like to use the analogy of comparing a 1969 Camaro to a 2014 Tesla. They’re both cars, and they can both get you where you are going, but the methods of how they work […]

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Unique Ink-Saver Ring

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Have you ever run into the problem of producing a printed image with weak coverage on solid areas despite using the right amount of ink?  If you have then we have the solution for you. Engineered Printing Solutions’ unique Ink-Saver Ring agitates the ink as the cup slides across the cliché, allowing the ink to […]

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Secure Inkjet Printing Process to Combat Product Counterfeiting, Pirating, and Diversion

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Background Inkjet printing is a growing force in the commercial printing world today. Higher quality reproduction, short run flexibility and customization are making inkjet technology attractive to all forms of business, including industrial printing and packaging providers. With the integration of advanced security features, inkjet has a new market in which to compete – anti-counterfeiting and […]

Ink Adhesion Part 3: Ink Mixing, Contamination, Blooming and Mold Release Agents

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Before printing on any parts there are several factors which are of vital importance: ink mixing, product cleanliness and substrate additives. Regardless of proper ink preparation and chemistry, surface contamination, blooming and mold release agents may all interfere with your ability to achieve satisfactory adhesion. The two most important factors that must be addressed when […]

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Ink Adhesion Part 2: Bi Component, Pre-Treatment and Post Cure

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Have you ever looked on the back of an object and seen the recycle symbol? It tells you what material the object is made of. When it comes to plastics, Polypropylene and Polyethylene are considered the two of the most difficult materials to get ink to adhere to due to their relatively low surface energy. […]

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Ink Adhesion Part 1: General Education

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Have you ever looked down at a water bottle and wondered how the logo got there? Personally I know I have. Before the colors and image can get put together on the object the first question that needs to be answered is how to choose the right ink for the job. Simply put, ink adhesion […]

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Technical Service with Remote Access

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Whenever you have a technical problem wouldn’t it be nice to virtually relay the issue to the guy on the other end; without having to explain the details? There are so many times when I wish technical service could see what is on my screen rather than having to figure it out on my own. […]

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The Barcode Scanner

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The days of looking up the parameters on a job set up sheet and entering them by hand are no more! In the world of engineering anything is feasible when you really think about it. Engineered Printing Solutions has taken the standard hand held barcode scanner and integrated it into our machines, creating new generation of […]

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