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 but not limited to metal, glass, paper, wood and plastic. 

Through relentless exploration and practice, we have developed TBC/ TB printers integrated multiple proven and innovative technologies of great significance. TBC/ TB printers feature robust structures, advanced algorithms and printing control technologies for outstanding color saturation and image quality even at high speed printing, earning the reputation as an ideal choice for various emerging applications, enabling you dig out new revenue resources in the jam-packed printing market.

Highlighted by simplified workflow and easy operation, TBC/ TB printers boost up the print productivity in short-run printing, customized and personalized printing, package proofing applications, etc.

  • Proprietary LED UV curable inks
  • CMYK, White, Varnish, and Primer
  • Variable Data Printing (VDP)
  • 1200 × 900dpi
  • Directly prints onto metal, glass, wood, plastic, paper, etc. 

Ideal choice for taper/ cylinder printing

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

Also superior to digital thermal transfer printers, TBC/ TB printers own more simplified workflow, easier operation and lower cost.

TBC/ TB printers are specialized in producing smooth gradients and vivid images on tapers/ cylinders, not being achieved with other printing technologies.

Advanced technologies for extraordinary print quality and efficiency 

     Rotational Print Pass Method (RPPM) 

     Ink Droplet Compensation Algorithm

Special Print Head Arrangement Method

Ink Droplet Conversion Algorithm

  • Thanks to the Rotational Print Pass Method (RPPM) and Special Print Head Arrangement Method for taper/ cylinder printing, TBC/ TB printers are endowed with amazing print speeds and quality.
  • The Ink Droplet Compensation Algorithm is specially developed for taper printing, ensuring even image density on different diameter sections of the taper and avoiding image deformation.
  •  When printing the same text, graphic or image onto cylinders of different diameters, 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 printers effectively eliminate gaps or overlaps of images in 360° seamless printing.
Variable data printing builds personalized applications 
TBC/ TB printers support colorful variable data printing, including texts, numbers, time, serial numbers, QR codes, etc. TBC/ TB printers help you create added value applications and obtain more business opportunities for personalized packaging, promotional items or product decoration printing.

Template connector with adjustable angles 


The maximum printing length of TBC/ TB printers is 220mm; they allow to print onto objects of 40-120mm in diameter and 110-270mm in length.

With standard connector available, operators are free to install corresponding templates according to specific shapes, dimensions or structures of their printed objects to achieve accurate position and tightly fastening, ensuring stable high-speed rotation and quick loading/ unloading. 

Equipped with the angle adjustment device, it becomes easier to obtain the horizontal printing position. TBC/ TB printers 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.
Flexible color configurations for versatile applications

TBC/ TB printers support printing Varnish for varied surface decorations of attractive tactile or visual effects; printing Primer for enhanced adhesion on different materials; and specialty ink colors for matching corporate logos and recognizing colors.

The White Ink Circulation System keeps the White ink properly mixed for solid covering and coloration. Combined with proven color management technology, TBC/ TB printers easily achieve durable, vivid and bright colors  on colored or black tapers/ cylinders.


  • 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

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)


· Popular desktop file formats, including JPEG, TIFF, PDF, EPS and DCS


· Gigabit Ethernet interface

Printer Model

Printed Object

Taper/ Cylinder


Length: 110 - 270mm (4.33" - 10.63")
Top diameter: 40 - 120mm (1.57" - 4.72")
Bottom diameter: 40 - 120mm (1.57" - 4.72")

Length: 110 - 270mm 

(4.33" - 10.63")

Diameter: 40 - 120mm 

(1.57" - 4.72")

Rotary Degree of Object
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")


Bottle Diameter

Image Size

Print Resolution


Production Mode Quality Mode

70mm (2.76")

60mm × 219.8mm
(2.36" × 8.65")

600 × 900dpi

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

100mm × 219.8mm
(3.94" × 8.65")

600 × 900dpi

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

  • 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

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: