Screen printing on glass products can be tricky as the smooth glass surface prevents the adhesion of the most types of inks. Pretreatment is usually required with a flame treatment machine that improves ink adhesion on plastic and glass products. When products are passed through a flame treating system, the molecular structure is altered enough to allow adhesion without changing any physical appearance.
Utilizing a screen printing machine with a flame pretreatment system is the best way to screen print on glass, plastic and no all nonporous products.
Screen Printing Machine with Flame Treatment for Glassware
The Model F1 by Systematic Automation is a popular screen printing machine for many versatile products including mugs and glasses. The Model F1-DC is a dedicated cylindrical screen printer ideal for a range of products from small shot glasses to large growlers and glass mugs. The Model F1 screen printer is easily integrated with a flame pretreatment system, Model FL, and a post treatment UV curing system.
Systematic Automation offers total turnkey screen printing solutions, with semi-automatic and fully automatic screen printing machines, pretreatment and posttreatment systems. Systematic Automation offers one of the widest selections of screen printing machines and vacuum table systems. Some screen printing applications benefit from vacuum table systems or vacuum platens to hold products firmly in place to improve quality and precision printing.
Multicolor Screen Printing on Glassware
Systematic Automation also offers the Model Super ROI, a precision screen printing machine with one to six color screen printing capability. The Model Super ROI easily integrates with flame treatment and UV curing system technology. This automatic screen printer moves products in one linear direction and minimizes the handling required to be substrate with minimal lifting for printing and curing.
Systematic Automation offers a screen printing solution for any product, flat or cylindrical, small or large with single or multi-color printing solutions. Our pre and post treatment systems combined with our vacuum table systems provide a total turnkey printing solution for maximum automation and efficiency. Contact us to speak with an engineer and learn more about proven printing solutions for screen printing on glassware and any other item.
It can be challenging to find a quality screen printing machine to easily print on Styrofoam cups. Screen printing on foam cups or soft sided material requires a precision screen printing machine with special tooling to accommodate sensitive foam material. The Model T8-SS is an automatic screen printing machine which accommodates various cylindrical items and is ideal for printing on plastic or Styrofoam cups.
Model T8-SS Styrofoam Cup Screen Printing Machine
The Model T8-SS by Systematic Automation is a fully automatic, turret motion screen printer designed specifically for precision printing on cylindrical items. The Model T8-SS provides many automated features such as automatic loading and unloading, pretreating with a flame treatment system and posttreatment with UV curing options.
This patented screen printer is ideal for printing on Styrofoam cups with product inflation for soft sided, sensitive material. Product inflation prevents damage which often occurs with other cup printing machines. This automatic screen printer is ideal for high volume requirements, processing up to 2,000 products per hour depending upon the application.
Automatic loading and unloading saves time and manual labor. Increase productivity by expanding the standard eight stations to accommodate your process. Styrofoam cups are printed and neatly stacked ready for packaging. This turnkey printing solution includes pretreatment and posttreatment for the most cost-efficient Styrofoam cup printing process available
Multicolor printing is available with mechanical and optical registration. Choosing the right cup printing machine for your process is important to achieve maximum productivity and quality. The Model T8-SS provides quick changeover with specialized tooling which makes it easy to switch between different sizes of products in less than a minute.
Systematic Automation Offers Screen Printing Solutions
Systematic Automation offers one of the largest selections of screen printing machines, designed, engineered and manufactured in the modern, state-of-the-art US facility. We have been providing high-performance, precision screen printing machines and vacuum table systems for more than 35 years. We are committed to providing efficient, automated solutions with quality equipment and exceptional customer service.
Systematic Automation provides more than 35 years of designing, engineering and manufacturing screen printing machines, vacuum tables and automated equipment. Our engineers possess in-depth knowledge of the screen printing process and provide custom designed printing solutions. Contact us to speak with an engineer for assistance in selecting the right screen printer for your process.
There are some factors to consider when selecting the best mug screen printing machine for your application. It can be challenging to screen print on plastic or glass mugs as the nonporous material is not very receptive to ink adhesion. Pretreating mugs for improved ink adhesion may be required on certain materials.
Consider the following tips when choosing the right mug screen printer for you:
Select a screen printer with pre-treatment options - evaluate the need for pretreating your mugs for improved ink adhesion. A flame treatment machine alters the molecular structure of nonporous materials without altering the physical appearance whatsoever.
Consider posttreatment with UV curing - UV curing specialty inks improves quality and productivity in many printing applications. UV curing dries inks instantly, improving cycle time and profitability. UV curing also provides a more consistent process over air drying as there is no time for evaporation and inks dry evenly without potential contamination from dust or airborne contaminants.
Evaluate your requirement for versatility - consider all of your mug screen printing jobs and what material you will be printing on. You will need a versatile mug screen printing machine to switch between plastic, ceramic or glass in various sizes.
Consider the level of automation desired - be sure that your screen printing machine meets automation requirements that you desire. Some automatic screen printing machines offer automatic loading, unloading and stacking with pretreatment and posttreatment options.
Evaluate your volume requirements – the volume of your print job may also dictate the automation you desire. Volume is an important consideration when evaluating the right screen printing machine to provide the greatest value and cost effective printing operation.
Consult with an experienced screen printing machine manufacturer for answers to all your questions on selecting the right screen printer for your application.
Systematic Automation Offers Mug Screen Printing Options
Systematic Automation offers one of the widest selections of screen printing machines available including mug screen printers with options to meet your needs. The Model F1 is known as one of the most versatile screen printing machines made. The Model Super ROI provides increased automation to meet higher volume requirements.
Systematic Automation provides screen printing solutions for a total turnkey operation with multicolor printing, pretreatment and posttreatment options available.
Systematic Automation is a leading global supplier and manufacturer of patented screen printing machines, vacuum tables automated equipment. We offer custom design and engineering to provide maximum benefit in turnkey operations. Contact us to speak with an engineer for assistance in choosing the best mug screen printing machine to provide maximum benefit to your application.
Router applications such as CNC machining, grinding, cutting and other precision processes require substrates to be held firmly in place. Various methods of hold down technology can be used depending on your substrate. Many industrial processes require reliable hold down force of various substrates such as wood, metals aluminum, steel, plastics, plexiglass and many other types of materials.
Choosing the hold down method which facilitates precision operations with quick changeover will provide the most benefits. Some common hold down methods used in various industrial processes include vacuum tables, clamps, jigs, screws or even adhesives. Here are a few of the top considerations when evaluating hold down methods for CNC or router processes.
The thickness of your substrate - the thickness of your substrate is an important factor when choosing the right hold down technology. While clamps or jigs may hold thicker substrates securely in place, they may not facilitate quick changeovers. Clamps can be time-consuming to remove and reapply, jigs may allow for some slippage and these hold down methods are typically not ideal for thin materials. Vacuum hold down technology will hold thin or flimsy materials firmly in place as well as securing thicker products for precision processes.
Changeover time - hold down methods which facilitate quick changeovers improve cycle times leading to increased productivity. This is one area where vacuum table technology outperforms other hold down methods. Quality vacuum tables can be designed with custom vacuum zones which can instantly be turned on or off for improved efficiency, productivity and profitability.
Material flow - the movement of material throughout your application is an important factor in choosing the right hold down technology. In certain cutting applications, special care must be taken to ensure that cut pieces do not fly off the table and pose a safety hazard.
Upon evaluation of these considerations, you may find that vacuum hold down technology provides the most benefit to your process. Consulting with a vacuum table specialist will help you to understand the features and benefits available to you.
Systematic Automation Assists with Evaluating Hold down Technology
The engineers at Systematic Automation offer more than 35 years of experience in designing vacuum tables for a wide range of industries and applications. We can help you to evaluate vacuum table technology compared to other hold down methods to help you choose the right system for your process. Our skilled engineers offer custom designed vacuum hold down tables to meet your specifications.
Our vacuum tables set the industry standard with +/- .001” per linear foot for any size of vacuum table system. Our standard vacuum tables range in sizes from 5” x 6” up to 72” x 144”, with even larger custom designed sizes available. We can program specific vacuum zones with controllable valves, custom design hole patterns and table top surface options including Formica or anodizing for corrosion resistance as well as designing sacrificial layers to protect your tabletop surface.
Systematic Automation is recognized worldwide for designing, engineering and manufacturing high quality vacuum table systems, as well as offering one of the widest selections of screen printing machines available. Our vacuum table systems complement many screen printing operations as well as a multitude of commercial and industrial processes.
Systematic Automation offers assistance in evaluating various hold down methods to meet your application requirements. We partner with you to custom design the right vacuum hold down table to provide maximum efficiency with precision quality. Contact us to learn how vacuum hold down technology can benefit your application and improve your product and process quality.
Printing on plastic cards is a popular printing application as plastic cards are used for a number of industries and applications. There is a great need to process printing on things like credit cards, identification cards, luggage tags and other flat, small items. While this may seem like a simple process, there are several things to consider that will make printing on plastic ID cards go a lot smoother.
It is important to choose the right screen printer to print on plastic cards with all of the features and options for a successful process. There are many things you want to consider when selecting the right PVC ID card printer for you. Here are some tips on things to look for when searching for the perfect plastic card printing machine.
You’ll want to make sure that your PVC card printer includes the following features:
Automatic loading - an automatic feeder is a must for quick processing.
Automatic stacking – you’ll want your plastic cards to stack neatly in a pile after printing.
Dust removal - this is a very important feature when printing on plastic cards and is critical to quality printing without blemishes.
Anti-static treatment - static is a common problem with printing on plastic cards making anti-static features mandatory for successful printing.
Vacuum hold down - PVC ID card printers which utilize vacuum hold down can process cards quicker and with improved quality.
UV curing - plastic card printers which offer UV curing options produce high-quality inks which dry instantly upon UV exposure. This greatly improves quality and process time.
One plastic card printing machine offers all of these benefits and more, the CC-5000 PVC ID card printer by Systematic Automation delivers a host of benefits and engineering features
CC-5000 PVC ID Card Printer by Systematic Automation
The CC–5000 PVC ID card printer is a fully automatic In-Line screen printing machine which provides precision printing on small, flat items with proven consistency. This plastic card printer offers 100% pneumatic operation for smooth, continual printing. Learn more about this proven plastic card printing solution from the screen printing specialists at Systematic Automation.
Systematic Automation offers the widest selection of screen printing machines and vacuum table systems. We offer printing solutions for any size of product from small plastic cards to large boat sails. Contact us to speak with a skilled engineer to find the best solution for your plastic card printing process.
Screen printing on plastic cups can be tricky unless you have right equipment. Printing on plastic cups and mugs is a very common marketing and promotional process and can be a profitable one with a cup screen printing machine. We have evaluated three different screen printing machines which are ideal for printing on cups.
The machine you choose will depend upon various factors such as the volume of cup printing you anticipate, the automation required and your budget. No matter your goals, there is a screen printing machine which meets your requirements with profitable printing solutions.
An entry-level screen printer which prints on a wide range of cylindrical items to meet versatility needs is the Model F1 – DC. For a fully automated cup printing machine with automated stacking and auxiliary options, the T8 – SS delivers quality precision printing with increased productivity for increased profitability. For something in between, the Model PT – 8 prints in autocycle with an operator loading and unloading quality printed cups.
Model F1-DC Clamshell Cup Printing Machine
The Model F1-DC is dedicated to cylindrical printing with versatility and a modular design. This affordable clamshell printer processes up to 3,600 items per hour depending on your specific process.
Model T8-SS Turret Motion Cup Screen Printer
The Model T8-SS cup screen printer offers quick and easy set-up and fully automated cup printing with the auto loading and unloading. Printed cups are accumulated in an orderly, complete stack. Additional options such as UV curing provides instant drying of high quality inks and improves cycle time. The T8 – SS will produce up to 2,000 products per hour depending on your process.
Model PT-8 High Speed Cup Screen Printer
The Model PT-8 is a high speed, low cost, cup printing machine providing precision printing to versatile cylindrical items. This user-friendly printer provides autocycle printing with operators loading and unloading cups onto the eight station rotary indexer, accommodating versatility to print on various sizes of items.
You can learn more about each one of these cup printing machines from Systematic Automation, the leading screen printing manufacturer and global supplier of printing solutions.
Systematic Automation offers screen printing solutions for any size of product with the widest selection of screen printing machines available. We offer custom designed screen printers, vacuum tables automated equipment for turnkey solutions. Contact us for manufacturer direct pricing and exceptional customer service.
Coffee mugs are a great promotional product that many companies give away touting their brand and logo. Whether sipping coffee, tea or your favorite beverage, your favorite mug is in your hands for a good part of the day. This is an easy way to get your company name in front of your audience and buyers on a regular basis.
Whether you are bringing this job in-house to screen print your own mugs, or you are a screen printing provider looking for the best mug screen printing machine, here are a couple of our favorite screen printers for the job.
Model F1 Screen Printing Machines for Mugs
The Model F1 by Systematic Automation is one of the most versatile clamshell screen printing machines available. The F1 has the ability to print on either flat or cylindrical items, whereas the Model F1 – DC is dedicated to cylindrical printing. The F1 – DC offers precision, high volume printing of up to 3,600 items per hour. Additional benefits include 100% pneumatic operation, full pedal control, adjustable squeegee height, steel casters for mobility and heavy duty x, y and angular axis.
Model T8-SS Screen Printing Machine for Mugs
The Model T8-SS provide high quality, multicolor screen printing machine on mugs with many automated options available. Incorporate automatic loaders, unloaders and pretreatment machine such as a flame treater which improves ink adhesion on plastics or glass. UV curing is also available to instantly dry vibrant inks which provides high-quality and improved cycle times.
Systematic Automation Offers Mug Printing Solutions
Systematic Automation is an industry leading manufacturer of high quality, precision screen printing machines and vacuum tables which aid a multitude of applications. We expertly design, engineer and manufacture semi-automatic and fully automatic screen printers, vacuum tables, pre-treatment and post-treatment equipment such as flame treatment machines and UV curing machines. All equipment is manufactured in our modern United States facility and rigorously tested prior to shipping.
Systematic Automation provides turnkey solutions for screen printing applications with affordable and easy to operate screen printing machines. We offer custom designed engineering features to meet your specifications coupled with exceptional customer service. Contact us to learn how you can improve your screen printing process for any product requirement including printing on mugs.
Vacuum tables aid many applications by holding various products and substrates firmly in place during additional processes. It can be tricky to hold small parts securely during cutting or milling applications. It is important to know how to use your vacuum table properly for quality processes as well as safety to the operator. Preventing your small parts from slipping and holding cut pieces firmly in place so they don’t fly around and cause injury is important during cutting processes.
Here are a few tips and things to consider for improved product and process quality as well as operator safety when using small vacuum tables.
1) Use a sacrificial layer.
Utilizing a sacrificial layer for your small vacuum table will help to protect your tabletop surface during cutting or milling applications. Sacrificial layers should have matching hole patterns or be permeable to allow air to flow through the layer. It is important to replace damaged sacrificial layers to maintain consistent flatness.
2) Consider the vacuum hole patterns.
Vacuum tables typically have similar hole patterns although smaller tables may require a denser hole patterns to hold smaller parts in place. More vacuum holes to create a denser hole pattern will hold small parts for securely in place and will prevent pieces from flying off the table and causing injury.
3) Use tools designed for small vacuum tables.
It is important to use tools designed for small vacuum tables during your cutting or milling processes as smaller cuts are required. Talk with an experienced vacuum table manufacturer for more tips on the right tools and strategies to preserve your workpiece.
4) Determine your vacuum table strategy.
Plan out your strategy ahead of time and determine the amount of hold down force required for your milling or cutting process. Determining your strategy including proper process set up parameters will allow you to achieve maximum productivity while preventing damage product and injury.
For more tips on how to properly use a vacuum table for maximum benefit contact Systematic Automation, a leading manufacturer of quality vacuum table systems and precision screen printing machines.
Systematic Automation designs engineers and manufacturers vacuum tables of all shapes and sizes with high-quality components and consistent flatness. You can find our vacuum tables in a myriad of applications and industries worldwide. Contact us to learn more about our wide selection and tips for using any size of vacuum table.
Screen printing on cups, mugs, bottles and other promotional items can be a profitable business with the right cup printing machine. Companies who promote their business and their brand on beautiful cups, mugs and bottles get their name in front of their audience on a regular basis. Providing high-quality, cost-efficient screen printing on cups and mugs can be as simple as finding the right screen printing machine.
Cup Printing Machine Options
It’s always better to talk straight to the machine manufacturer rather than a salesperson or some equipment reseller. Systematic Automation designs, engineers and manufacturers screen printing machines which outperform comparable models. With nearly 2 dozen standard models to choose from and custom designed options available, the knowledgeable staff will help you find the right printer for your process with the most cost-efficient solution.
Model PT-8 Cup Printing Machine
There are a few screen printing machines which perform well for printing on cups, such as the Model PT-8, the Model F1–DC and Model T8 – SS. We help to evaluate your process and determine the best printer for your application. Depending on your volume and the level of automation required, the Model PT-8 will provide high quality printing on cups with cost-efficient operation and a quick return on investment.
This turret motion screen printer is a high-speed, cost-efficient solution for printing on cups and cylindrical items. Standard engineering features include:
Systematic Automation designs, engineers and manufacturers high quality screen printing machines, vacuum tables pretreatment and posttreatment equipment. We partner with you to provide the most cost-efficient printing solution with state-of-the-art equipment and full customer service. Contact us to learn more and to find the right screen printer for your cups, mugs and cylindrical items.
It can be challenging to print on plastic bottles of varying levels of thickness and sizes. Plastic can be especially difficult to print on due to the nonporous nature of the surface which hinders ink adhesion. When printing on plastic cups, a pretreatment application such as with a flame treater may be required to improve the ink adhesion to the plastic surface.
It is best to check with an experienced screen printing specialist for guidance on selecting the right cup printing machine for your application.
Systematic Automation Offers Cup Printing Solutions
Systematic Automation offers a wide selection of high quality, precision screen printing machines with a few models designed for efficient printing on plastic cups. The Model F1-DC is a versatile clamshell printer which prints on nearly any cylindrical item, the Model PT-8 is a high-speed, turret motion printer and the fully automated T8–SS offers automatic loading and unloading with pretreatment and UV curing options available.
Model F1-DC Cup Printing Machine
The Model F1 screen printing machine set the industry standard with high speed, precision, versatility and simple operation. The Model F1–DC is dedicated to cylindrical products of varying shapes and sizes, with quick changeover and universal tooling. This will become the workhorse printer of your operation providing a quick return on investment.
This versatile, clamshell printer provides smooth and quiet 100% pneumatic operation with mechanical point registration. High quality rack and pinion system rotates cups, bottles, mugs and cylindrical products with precision accuracy and heavy duty X, Y and angular axes which allow easy adjustments. Multicolor printing, pretreatment processes such as flame treating, UV inks with a UV curing system is available for high-quality, vibrant screen printing that will last.
Systematic Automation offers many options for screen printing on cups, mugs, even kegs and virtually any product. Our wide selection of semiautomatic and fully automatic screen printing machines accommodate a wide range of applications and can be found worldwide in many industries. We design, engineer and manufacture screen printing machines, vacuum tables, pretreatment and posttreatment equipment.
Systematic Automation is recognized as a leading supplier of high quality screen printing machines and vacuum tables with more than 35 years of experience. We provide exceptional customer support and training along with custom designed, automated solutions. Contact us to learn more about our wide selection of screen printing solutions including high quality and efficient printing on cups, mugs and cylindrical items.
Systematic Automation is a screen printing manufacturer providing automated machines for many businesses of all sizes around the country and throughout the world. Founded in 1983, we are committed to designing, engineering and manufacturing industry leading equipment.