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Machine for CYMK printing ice scrapes?

Discussion in 'Flatbed Printers' started by rudeez, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. rudeez

    rudeez Member

    May 28, 2009

    Dunno about the translation of ice scrapers but i'll just go on and hope you get me right.

    So, our company got an order for 1 million ice scrapes with cymk digital print on it. Currently the machines here are just some plotters and a gerber edge 2.
    So this might be just the right oppertunity to invest in a machine for this kind of jobs. Ice scrapers, pencils and so on.
    I've read and heard about digital automatic pad printers where you can just fill like a mag with let's say 500 ice scrapers at a time and it printes for itself on and on..

    I have no clue what these printers are called, all i can imagine is these normal flatbed printers but..

    I need to create about 1000 ice scrapers /h to keep the time limiot on this.

    Anyone who can help me out with some brands and models for this purpose?

    I have experience with a 8 color pad printer since before wich you manually feeded after each program run with whatever you printed, this is not an option for this job tho, there must be some machines out there for this kind of jobs.

  2. royster13

    royster13 Very Active Member

    Apr 3, 2009
    Montrose BC
    A job like this would typically be done on an offset press....And if you have a spare $1 1/2 million you can buy a machine of your own....
  3. RoCo

    RoCo Member

    Nov 5, 2008
    First thing I thought was some kind of jig created for a CMYK pad printer. If that doesn't apply to this job, I don't have a clue. Sorry.
  4. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

    Mar 25, 2006
    Mars Florida
    Depending on the height of the scrapers, it might be possible to print them on a flatbed. You would need a positioning jig to set them into. On my machine you can print up to 2-3/4" thick material. I've been told you can print logo's with it if you have a jig for the golf balls. I've never tried it although I'm tempted to one of these days.

    I would imagine there are easier ways to print on your scrapers though. Screen printing comes to mind during the manufacturing process is used with most products that are labeled.
  5. mac_man_luke

    mac_man_luke Member

    Aug 2, 2008
    South Australia
    1 million surely is way out of the digital market

    Pad or screen printing would be the only way imo

    With that qty it would almost be best to get the manufacturer of the scrapers to print them (especially if made in china)

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