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 are used to improve many commercial and industrial applications by holding down various substrates and products during additional processes. Whether using your vacuum table for machining, milling, drilling, cutting or screen printing, choosing the right type of vacuum table and pump is an important decision. Consider the following factors when selecting the right vacuum table for your process:
Type of Application or Process
The type of application or process is an important factor when selecting the right type of vacuum table and pump. The vacuum table must complement your application with the efficiency, accuracy, consistent flatness and the right amount of vacuum hold down force for your product.
Air Permeability of Substrate or Product
the air permeability of your substrate or product is a critical factor when determining the amount of vacuum hold down necessary. Products with increased air permeability such as canvas or paper do not require the amount of vacuum force needed when holding down a solid sheet of metal, wood or aluminum.
Surface Area of Your Substrate or Product
The surface area of your substrate or product is another critical factor when choosing the right type of vacuum table and pump. Smaller parts may require more vacuum force or a denser hole pattern to hold them in place during processes.
Friction between the Substrate and Vacuum Table
The amount of friction between your substrate and the vacuum table is another important factor when choosing the right type of vacuum hold down system. Substrates that are more prone to slip may require a higher amount of vacuum force. If your vacuum table top has a non-slippery surface it may help to hold your substrate more firmly in place.
For more information on selecting the right type of vacuum table and pump for your application, consult with the leading vacuum table manufacturers at Systematic Automation.
Systematic Automation has over 35 years of experience designing, engineering and manufacturing high quality vacuum tables. We offer assistance in selecting the right vacuum table for your application as well as custom designed options to meet your specifications. Contact us to speak with an engineer and for assistance in evaluating your application and vacuum hold down requirements.
Vacuum tables are used to enhance many applications including screen printing. Whether you are printing on flat or cylindrical products, vacuum tables or vacuum hold down platens help to keep your product securely in place for quality printing results. Many screen printing machines allow for vacuum system options although a few models stand out from the rest as offering maximum value with high performance and low cost.
Whether you are printing on flat or cylindrical items, Systematic Automation has the right screen printing machine and vacuum table system for your process.
Screen Printing on Flat Products with Vacuum Hold down
Systematic Automation offers many solutions for printing on flat products such as the automatic Model CC–5000 screen printer. This automatic screen printing machine features pneumatic controls for smooth and quiet operation with adjustable print stroke speed, the screen printer is popular for printing plastic cards and utilizes of vacuum pump for accurate, precision printing.
The Model ST36/ST48 is a popular semi-automatic screen printing machine for large, flat products such as banners and signs. The screen printer accommodates sizes of 36” x 36” or 48” x 48”, featuring dual printhead controls, foot pedal cycle start and controls and X, Y and angular micro-adjust
Screen Printing on Cylindrical Products with Vacuum Platens
Vacuum hold down platens utilized in screen printing machines help to hold cylindrical items in place during precision printing. The Model 810 is a clamshell screen printing machine with versatility to print on either flat or cylindrical products. The semi-automatic screen printer is popular for printing on cups, mugs, glassware and other cylindrical items
Systematic Automation offers a low cost manual screen printer, the MC–1, which offers many desirable features along with the option of printing on flat or cylindrical items with vacuum table system features.
Whether printing on flat or cylindrical products, Systematic Automation offers the widest selection of screen printing machines available along with vacuum hold down options for improved quality and efficiency.
Systematic Automation is recognized as an authority on screen printing machines and vacuum tables. We design, engineer and manufacture high quality screen printers and precision vacuum tables with consistent flatness. Contact us to learn more about screen printer vacuum tables and how to improve your product and process quality.
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.
There are many options out there for printing on cups, mugs, bottles and cylindrical items. Finding the right screen printer for you depends upon a few considerations such as how much versatility and automation is needed. One printer stands out from the rest and is known in the industry at the most versatile screen printer ever made.
The Model F1 is simple, brilliant and versatile with the ability to print on both flat and cylindrical items. The F1–DC stands for dedicated cylindrical and is the printer of choice for many applications that require printing on cups and other cylindrical items. This workhorse, clamshell screen printer can produce up to 3,600 products per hour depending on the application.
Model F1-DC Features and Benefits
The F1-DC has many desirable engineering features to provide a versatile, reliable and highly accurate precision screen printer. Features and benefits include:
We offer flame treatment to pretreat plastic products for improved ink adhesion, UV curing inks and a patented UV curing system for quick drying of vibrant inks that will last. We design, engineer and manufacture high-quality equipment in our state-of-the-art US facility, and inspect all machinery with rigorous testing prior to shipping.
Systematic Automation is an experienced manufacturer of screen printing machines and vacuum tables found worldwide. We offer high-quality equipment, exceptional customer service, support and training. Contact us to learn how to choose the screen printer which provides maximum value for your application.
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.
Vacuum tables are used in many manufacturing, industrial and commercial applications to facilitate a wide range of processes. Small tabletop vacuum systems are very helpful in holding small parts in place during milling or cutting processes to improve accuracy and prevent part slippage. Vacuum tables also help to hold parts in place to prevent cut pieces from flying off and causing damage or injury.
There are a few things that you should consider when implementing a small vacuum table to ensure optimum hold down force and process control. Small vacuum tables are an integral component in many applications providing effective hold down with quick and easy changeover. Vacuum tables which offer controllable zones and custom designed hole patterns provide the greatest value to your process.
Consider the following tips when implementing a small vacuum hold down table:
1) Determine your strategy
The first thing to do to get the most out of your small vacuum table is to determine your strategy. You’ll need to know how much cutting force to use without damaging your tabletop surface or sacrificial layer. Evaluating your substrate and the cutting force required to help determine how to plan optimum vacuum hold down force.
2) Use a sacrificial layer
Using a sacrificial layer is important to protect your tabletop surface especially during milling and cutting processes. Sacrificial layers may be constructed with matching vacuum holes or permeable to allow airflow through the layer.
3) Evaluate the vacuum hole patterns
Vacuum hole patterns play an important role in holding your parts securely in place. Smaller parts may require a denser hole patterns. Speaking with an experienced vacuum table manufacturer will help you decide the right hole patterns for your substrate and application.
4) Use the right tools
It’s important to use the right tools with your small vacuum table to preserve the table surface quality. Smaller parts require smaller, precision cuts, which are always best conducted in a downward motion with all safety precautions in place.
Speak with an experienced vacuum table specialist to determine the best approach to your process with a small vacuum table. Systematic Automation leads the industry with knowledge and expertise in all things related to vacuum table systems. You can find a small vacuum table or a large system up to 72” x 144” with custom sizes available, all with consistent flatness and reliable hold down force.
Systematic Automation leads the industry in design and manufacturing of vacuum table systems and screen printing machine. We provide quality equipment, exceptional customer service and ongoing support. Contact us to speak with an engineer and learn how to improve your application with proven vacuum table solutions.
Heated vacuum tables add an element to the standard vacuum hold down table with the extra feature of heat. This is advantageous in many industrial and commercial applications to improve manufacturing parameters and product quality. Heated vacuum tables can be found enhancing many processes such as:
Heated Vacuum Tables Manufactured with Custom Features
Custom designed engineering features in your heated vacuum table are key to achieving optimum performance. Systematic Automation offers heated vacuum tables reaching over 500° F with custom designed solutions available. With more than 35 years of experience in designing and manufacturing vacuum table systems for a multitude of applications, Systematic Automation offers value added services such as free training included and exceptional customer service and support.
All vacuum table systems come with automatic pin registration and consistent flatness of +/-.001” per linear foot in all sizes of vacuum tables, even oversized tables larger than 72” x 144”. Our small table top vacuum systems service a wide range of industrial applications including precision cutting and plotting. Custom designed hole patterns and controllable zones are available as well as portable vacuum tables with movable casters and surface options.
Sacrificial layers, Formica table top or anodizing improve surface operations and preserve the table top surface. All equipment is manufactured of high quality components in our modern U.S. facility, and found worldwide in a multitude of applications. We support small and large business operations with full OEM support.
Systematic Automation offers the widest selection of vacuum table systems with endless custom designed engineering features available. We are one of the largest global suppliers of precision vacuum tables, screen printing machines, flame treatment and UV curing solutions. Our vast resources and in-depth expertise provide turnkey automated solutions for any screen printing our vacuum hold down application.
Systematic Automation is regarded an authority on vacuum table systems with custom designed vacuum solutions for any application. We provide total turnkey automated solutions with full customer support. Contact us to speak with an engineer about our heated vacuum tables and the best vacuum system for your application.
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.