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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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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Printing on Cylindrical Items the Myths and Truths: Image Distortion and Pad Choices

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In the world of Pad Printing there are continual possibilities. However with all of the potential, there happen to be certain particulars that we must learn and develop from. The opening rule of thumb when printing on cylindrical items is: it is best suited for an image that covers only ¼ the circumference of the […]

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The Future of Pad Printing

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For the past three years Engineered Printing Solutions has been utilizing robotics to increase production, lower operator costs and improve the overall decorating process of various parts. The use of robotics has evolved from (a) pick and place systems to (b) SCARA robots loading tooling to (c) 6 axis robots with vision orienting and loading tooling. […]

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Pad Printing in Multiples

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Compared to the world of manual pad printing, the world of automation is virtually unlimited, within reason. Here at Engineered Printing Solutions we have taken a standard KP05 bench mounted printer and stripped it of the software and hardware. We then completely customized it to be able to produce 8,000 pieces per hour, all the while […]

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Inkjets: How Do I Choose the Right Inkjet Printer?

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That’s the million dollar question! (Don’t worry. It won’t cost that much.) We’ve already outlined how you might benefit from the addition of an inkjet printer, and how to justify the cost of another piece of equipment, in a previous post. Now you have to match your workload and job requirements to the right machine […]

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