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Update: Technology has come a long way since 2010 when this blog post was written, in 2022 laser plate makers have taken over the plate etching scene. Visit our Laser Plate Maker page for the most current offerings available to etch plates. At Inkcups, we have customers that make their own photopolymer plates for apparel tag

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March 15, 2011

Get Brighter White Pad Printing Ink!

How-To, Ink, New Technology

Update: As of 2022 Inkcups has added an additional white ink for tagless applications. Check out SB Brite Opaque Garment Printer Ink in Brite White. Sadly SuperWhite Ink is no longer available, but we Brite White is a great substitution.  Printing on dark substrates with white pad printing ink can be challenging. The tagless label is simply

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Here is a great new tagless printing video from Inkcups! This video showcases the ICN-B100 pad printing machines. Often, people have seen pictures or diagrams of pad printers in production.  Yet, they are not effective in showing their true production capabilities. Therefore, while pictures and diagrams are somewhat informative it is more effective to show how

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May 24, 2010

Tagless Printing with the ICN 150L Pad Printing Machine

New Technology, Pad Printers

Update: The ICN-150L is no longer available with the linear conveyor, however we suggest checking out the ICN-150 as a worthy replacement.  Here is a video of the ICN-150L pad printing machine in action! Pad printing is great for creating tagless labels on garments and clothing. Tagless printing is fun and easy! Just watch the video

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Here is a great new video of printing tagless t-shirts from the Inkcups team! This video showcases our ICN-B100 1-color pad printer. In the video, you can see exactly how tagless t-shirts are made in a real production situation. Apparel production can be time-consuming, especially when manufacturers have to sew the tags onto shirts. The

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March 17, 2010

Multi-Color Tagless Printing

Pad Printers

Make that apparel look even better and add depth to an otherwise plain object with multi-color tagless printing! The following tagless printing video shows the basic principle of multi-color printing with the ICN-2500 pad printing machine. The printer uses 3 pads (up to 4 total if necessary). Thus, adding more color to tagless garments. Once the

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