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TBC/ TB
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TBC/ TB
Industrial Inkjet Printer for 360° Seamless Taper/ Cylinder Printing

TBC/ TB industrial color UV-LED inkjet printers are specially engineered for direct printing on tapers/ cylinders, such as cups, bottles, tins and cans, and support a wide range of materials, including metal, glass, paper, wood and plastic.


Compared with traditional taper/ cylinder printing, like pad printing, screen printing and label printing, TBC/ TB has prominent advantages in being free from plates, fast warm-up, as well as short turnaround time. Also superior to digital thermal transfer printers, TBC/ TB owns more accurate colors, easier operation and lower costs.


Thanks to professional color management technology and proprietary VDS (Variable Droplet Size) control technology, TBC/ TB is specialized in producing smooth gradients, vivid images, and crisp small-sized text on tapers/ cylinders.


Highlighted by simplified workflow and easy operation, TBC/ TB boosts up the print productivity, earning the reputation as an ideal choice for various emerging markets in short-run printing, customized and personalized printing, package proofing applications, etc.




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Features

Customized Printing Methods & Algorithms

Through relentless exploration and practice, we have developed TBC/ TB integrated multiple proven and innovative technologies of great significance to achieve perfect print output effects on tapers/ cylinders.


  • Thanks to the Rotational Print Pass Method (RPPM) and Special Print Head Arrangement Method for taper/ cylinder printing, TBC/ TB is endowed with amazing print productivity and quality.
  • The Ink Droplet Compensation Algorithm is specially developed for taper printing, ensuring even image density on different sections of the taper and avoiding image deformation.
  • When printing the same content onto different cylinders, the Ink Droplet Conversion Algorithm realizes consistent resolutions and stable visual effects, ideal for printing bottle/ cup sets with identical patterns and colors but in different sizes.
  • Combining special algorithms with real-time monitoring and feedback, TBC/ TB thoroughly eliminates gaps or overlaps of images in 360° seamless printing.
  • TBC/ TB supports Colorful Variable Data Printing, including logos, images, texts, numbers, codes, etc.

Fixture Connector with Adjustable Angles

The maximum printing length of TBC/ TB is 220mm; it allows to print onto objects of 40-120mm in diameter and 0-270mm in length.
With standard connector available, operators can install corresponding fixtures according to specific shapes, dimensions or structures of their printed objects to achieve accurate positioning and tightly fastening, ensuring stable high-speed rotation and quick loading/ unloading. 
Equipped with the angle adjustment device, TBC/ TB will lead you to high quality final color prints, including trendy tapered open cups, neat cylindrical thermos bottles and tapers/ cylinders with threaded caps or not. 

Highlights

  • Automatic Print Head Protection System monitors whether the print heads will be scratched or exposed to UV lights, and immediately stops the movement of the carriage in case of the emergency situations, effectively ensuring the safety of print heads.
 


  • 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.



  • Positioning Sensors indicate the position of the print object and enable to quickly set the printing area, achieving efficient and precise printing.

Applications

Specifications

Print System DOD piezo electric grayscale print heads, automatic voltage and temperature control

UV-LED curing system
Media Type White/ black/ colored tapers/ cylinders

Metal, paper, plastic, wood, glass, etc.
Ink System UV curable C, M, Y, K, White, Varnish, and Primer inks

1L main ink tank for each color

Automatic ink supply system

Active negative pressure system
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
RIP and User Interface ColorPRINT Bottle RIP software

Color LCD Display Panel

Printer Control Software (PCS)
Formats Popular desktop file formats, including JPEG, TIFF, PDF, EPS and DCS
Connectivity Gigabit Ethernet interface
Printer Model
TBC
TB



Printed Object

Shape
Taper/ Cylinder
Cylinder


Size

Length: 0 - 270mm (0" - 10.63")
Top diameter: 40 - 120mm (1.57" - 4.72")
Bottom diameter: 40 - 120mm (1.57" - 4.72")

Length: 0 - 270mm 

(0" - 10.63")

Diameter: 40 - 120mm 

(1.57" - 4.72")

Rotary Degree of Object
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")


PRINT PRODUCTIVITY


Bottle Diameter


Image Size


Print Resolution


Color

Productivity
Production Mode Quality Mode






70mm (2.76")



60mm × 219.8mm
(2.36" × 8.65")



600 × 900dpi

CMYK
16 sec.
23 sec.
CMYK + W
20 sec.
28 sec.
CMYK + W + V
26 sec.
39 sec.



100mm × 219.8mm
(3.94" × 8.65")



600 × 900dpi

CMYK
22 sec.
34 sec.
CMYK + W
28 sec.
41 sec.
CMYK + W + V
37 sec.
58 sec.

Software

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.


  • Intuitive main interface with 2D/ 3D preview
  • Basic parameters can be set in one view
  • ICC color management 
  • Automatic white ink background choke




Printer Control Software (PCS)

  • Interactively controls the printer, monitors printer status, and sets printer options
  • Sends job control commands to print, abort, pause, resume or reset
  • Check Nozzle Circular; Horizontal Calibration
  • Z-axis Height Control
  • No/ Transparent Bottle Detection; Collision Control

Inks

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 includes from UV ink to water-based ink, from solvent ink to mild-solvent ink. 


NuviINK® UV ink includes:

Used for Ricoh print heads: 

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