The UV-LED Inkjet Printer for Conical/ Cylindrical Object Printing

TBC270 is an innovative multi-color UV-LED curing inkjet printer specifically engineered for direct printing on conical/ cylindrical objects, like cups, bottles, tins and cans. Utilizing environment-friendly UV-LED curing technology, TBC270 offers you the capability of direct printing on a wide range of materials, including metal, glass, paper, wood, plastic, etc. 

TBC270 offers robust architecture and superb printing control technology that delivers the best possible image quality, even at high speed printing. TBC270 features a number of significant innovations that break the limitations of current printing industry, creating new opportunities to expand your business. With the simplified workflow and easy operation, TBC270 increases your productivity in short-run printing, personalized printing, and package proofing applications.

  • 360° seamless printing onto the entire surface of a conical/ cylindrical object
  • Supports to print texts, logos, gradients, and photos
  • Supports to print white, varnish, or primer
  • Directly prints onto metal, glass, wood, plastic, paper, etc.
  • Resolutions up to 1200 × 900dpi

The best choice for conical/ cylindrical object printing

Compared with traditional conical/ cylindrical object printing, like pad printing, screen printing and label printing, TBC270 has prominent advantages in free from plates, fast warm-up, short turnaround time, and customized printing.

TBC270 is also superior to thermal transfer printer with more simplified workflow, easier operation and lower cost.

TBC270 is ideal for producing smooth gradients and vivid photos on conical/ cylindrical objects that were never achieved before with other printing technologies.

High-performance 360 degree seamless printing

TBC270 easily achieves 360° seamless printing. The conical fixture is designed to accommodate tapered objects like cups and the cylindrical fixture for flat-walled objects like bottles. The unique structures enable objects fixed tightly and rotated stably. More specifically, the angle of the conical fixture can be adjusted to ensure that the carriage carrying print heads moves in parallel with the wall of printing objects.

With the patented print head arrangement, TBC270 dramatically saves printing time. Ink droplets jetted are cured immediately on the surface of objects by the UV-LED lamps mounted below. Owing to the synchronized printing and curing, TBC270 is 10% more efficient than similar inkjet printers in the market.

     Cone Fixture (Option 1)

Cylinder Fixture (Option 2)

Print primier, white, CMYK and varnish simultaneously for high efficiency and high quality printing

The separate White Ink Circulation System keeps the white ink properly mixed at all times for consistent and reliable printing.

TBC270 supports printing varnish for better decorative effect, double-white for added versatility, or primer for better adhesion on different materials. Combining with proven color management technology, TBC270 easily achieves durable, vivid, and bright colors on colored and black conical/ cylindrical objects.

Printing onto conical/ cylindrical objects in varied sizes


The maximum printing length of TBC270 is 220mm.

TBC270 allows printing onto conical/ cylindrical objects in lengths ranged from 110mm to 270mm and top/ bottom diameters between 40mm and 120mm.

The fixtures are adjustable to meet different diameters and lengths of conical/ cylindrical objects for the best and most stable rotation and high quality printing.


  • Automatic Ink Supply System monitors and controls the ink levels of the main/ sub ink tanks with liquid level sensors. The alarm will be automatically triggered for ink shortage or overflows.

  • Based on an all-in-one design concept, the small and compact Print Head Maintenance Module allows automatic purging, wiping and capping for quick, hands-free operation.

Print System

  • DOD piezo electric grayscale print heads, automatic voltage and temperature control
  • UV-LED Curing System

Ink System

  • UV curable C, M, Y, K, white, varnish, primer inks
  • 1L main ink tank for each color
  • Automatic ink supply system
  • Active negative pressure system
  • Automatic white ink circulation system

Media Type

  • Supports white/ black/ colored opaque cylindrical objects
  • Supports to print on metal, paper, plastic, wood, glass, etc.

RIP and User Interface

  • ColorPRINT RIP software
  • Color LCD Display Panel
  • Printer Control Software (PCS)


  • All popular desktop file formats, including JPEG, TIFF, PDF, EPS and DCS


  • Gigabit Ethernet interface

Operational Environment

  • Temperature: 16 - 28°C (61-82°F)
  • Humidity: 40-70% (Recommended)
  • Altitude: up to 1000m (3281ft)
  • Electrical: Single phase 220V±10% (50/ 60Hz, AC); 3A; 660W

 Printer Model  TBC270
 Conical Object Size  Length*: 110-270mm (4.33" - 10.6")
 Top Diameter: 40-120mm (1.57" - 4.72") 
 Bottom Diameter: 40-120mm (1.57" - 4.72")
 Cylindrical Object Size

 Length: 110-270mm (4.33" -10.6") 

 Diameter: 40-120mm (1.57" - 4.72") 

 Rotary Degree of the Objects  360°
 Printable Size  Feeding direction (R axis): entire surface of the objects
 Print head moving direction (Y axis): ≤ 220mm
 Printer Dimensions (W × D × H)  1373mm × 670mm × 1654mm (54.1" × 26.4" × 65.1")

* Users can configure their own fixtures to support printing objects up to 300mm (11.8") length.

Print Productivity

Image Size
Print Resolution
Color Mode


Top Diameter: 85mm (3.35")
Bottom Diameter: 70mm (2.76")
Length: 100mm (3.94")

600 × 900 dpi

39 sec.
50 sec.


Diameter: 65mm (2.56")

Length: 100mm (3.94")

600 × 900 dpi

39 sec.
48 sec.

  • Package Proofing
  • Short-run Packaging
  • Consumer Product Decorations

ColorPRINT Bottle/ Cup

Whether it is cylindrical bottle or conical cup, ColorPRINT Bottle/ Cup Software has the capability of precisely controlling the amount of ink and the locations of droplets to achieve consistent color and excellent print quality. Bottle/ Cup template allows you to define print locations of images by inputting diameter, height, UV width and UV start position. In addition, the color and print quality of bottle/ cup can be set by your preference. It also offers an intuitive 2D/ 3D preview of the job.

  • Creative main interface with intuitive 2D/ 3D preview
  • Basic parameters can be set in one view
  • ICC color management 
  • Patent-pending algorithms for printing different taper shapes to prevent image deformation
  • Automatic white ink background choke


PCS offers a user-friendly interface to interactively control the printer, monitor printer status, and set printer options, such as the amplitude and pulse width of jetting waveforms and the temperature for each print head.

  • Send job control command to print, abort, pause, resume and reset
  • Rotational Print Pass Method (RPPM)
  • Check Nozzle Circular;Horizontal Calibration
  • Z Axis Height Control
  • No Bottle Detection;Collision Control

NuviINK® Graphics series

If you are looking for an ink that is vibrant and able to print photo-realistic images on a wide variety of media, NuviINK® will satisfy your needs! NuviINK® Graphics series for wide- format printing includes from UV ink to water-based ink, from solvent ink to mild-solvent ink. 

UV ink includes: