TBC Industrial Inkjet Printer for Taper/ Cylinder Printing

TBC is an industrial multi-color UV-LED inkjet printer specifically engineered for directly printing on tapers/ cylinders, like cups, bottles, tins or cans. Utilizing environment-friendly UV-LED curing technology, TBC offers you the capability of directly printing on a wide range of materials, including metal, glass, paper, wood, plastic, etc.  

TBC offers robust architecture and superior printing control technology, which delivers outstanding image quality even at high speed printing. TBC features a number of significant improvements in the current printing industry, realizing new opportunities to expand your business. With the simplified workflow and easy operation, TBC increases your productivity in short-run printing, personalized printing, and package proofing applications.

  • 360° seamless printing onto the entire surface of tapers/ cylinders
  • UV curable inks, CMYK, white, varnish, or primer
  • Variable Data Printing (VDP)
  • Directly prints onto metal, glass, wood, plastic, paper, etc.
  • Resolution up to 1200 × 900dpi

Ideal choice for taper/ cylinder printing

Compared with traditional taper/ cylinder printing, like pad printing, screen printing and label printing, TBC has prominent advantages in being free from plates, fast warm-up, short turnaround time, and customized printing.

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

TBC is ideal for producing smooth gradients and vivid photos on tapers/ cylinders, which were not achieved with other printing technologies.

High-performance 360 degree seamless printing

TBC easily achieves 360° seamless printing. The taper fixture is designed to accommodate taper-walled objects like cups and the cylinder fixture for flat-walled objects like bottles. The special structures enable objects to be fixed tightly and rotated stably. 

With the patent-pending print head arrangement and printing method, TBC dramatically promotes productivity. Ink droplets are cured immediately on the surface of objects by the UV-LED lamps. Owing to the synchronized printing and curing, TBC is more efficient in the inkjet printing market. 

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 for consistent and reliable printing.

TBC 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, TBC easily achieves durable, vivid, and bright colors on colored or black tapers/ cylinders.

Variable data printing builds personalized applications 
TBC supports colorful variable data printing, including texts, numbers, time, serial numbers, QR codes, etc. It helps you create added value applications and obtain more business opportunities for personalized packaging, promotional item or product decoration printing.

Patent-pending fixtures designed for taper/ cylinder printing

The maximum printing length of TBC is 220mm.

TBC allows printing onto tapers/ cylinders ranging from 110mm to 270mm in length, with top/ bottom diameters between 40mm and 120mm.

The fixtures are adjustable to meet different diameters and lengths of tapers/ cylinders for stable rotation and high quality printing.


  • Automatic Ink Supply System monitors and controls 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 convenient unattended 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

Media Type

  • White/ black/ colored opaque tapers/ cylinders
  • Metal, paper, plastic, wood, glass, etc.

RIP and User Interface

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


  • 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  TBC
 Taper Size  Length*: 110-270mm (4.33" - 10.6")
 Top Diameter: 40-120mm (1.57" - 4.72") 
 Bottom Diameter: 40-120mm (1.57" - 4.72")
 Cylinder 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): within 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





Print Resolution


Production Mode
Quality Mode



60mm × 188.4mm 

(2.36" × 7.42")

600 × 900dpi
17 sec.
25 sec.
20 sec.
31 sec.

100mm × 188.4mm 

(3.94" × 7.42")

600 × 900dpi
21 sec.
32 sec.
28 sec.
46 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: