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powered conveyor at 30-40/min. Parts are separated and located, hot stamped or heat-transfer decorated, and automatically discharged to the next process. Machine size is 5 ft long x 2 ft wide x 30 in. high.


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Offers pad-printing and screen-printing equipment. Manual to fully automated systems, from single- to multi-color printing on flat, round or irregular ACKERMAN GOULD CO., INC.

Provides hot-stamping machines and full line of accessories. Standard machines have imprint areas from 1 x 3 in. to 4 x 6 in. Custom-built models available, including automatic feed systems and custom tooling.

Also line of hot-stamp wire/sleeve marking machines (hand, air operated, and automatic marking and feeding) and accessories. Air-operated machines designed to interface with automatic wire cut/strip equipment.


Hot-stamping machines include air-operated and hydraulic presses in the 1/2-to 40-ton range with standard die-head sizes to 24 x 36 in. Also available are one-step roll-on units for cylindrical parts, linear-contact roll-on stampers for large-area work (e.g., panels), and systems for blow molded bottle hot stamping. Optional devices include index mechanisms for multicolor heat transfers, rotary tables, fixtures, dies, and parts feeders for automatic processing. In-house design and manufacturing offered for special-purpose hot-stamping systems.

Graphics division supplies complete hot-stamping and decorating systems. Machine models feature high-speed registered, continuous form-feed embossing and hot-stamping. Systems available for label production from plastic or coated paper stock; automatic feeding, hole-punching, and perforating; single- or multicolor nomenclature; and consecutive serial-number hot-stamping.


Offers equipment, inks and supplies for screen printing. Three-dimensional, flatbed, cylinder, and screen-printing systems are said to print on any size or shape substrate. UV-curing units for heat-sensitive and other substrates also offered.

Excello Color & Chemical Div. manufactures over 41 color lines of inks for screen printing, as well as squeegees, frames, photo emulsions, and an assortment of accessories.

Equipment manufacturing division (American Screen Printing Equipment Co.) offers a wide array of screen-printing equipment used to print on plastic substrates. Semi-automatic flatbed presses in various sizes print on flat plastic substrates while the Hercules Horizon press can automatically print up to seven colors on a variety of plastic substrates. Also offered is a versatile 3-D printer capable of screening plastic bottles, milk jugs or buckets up to a 5-gal size. Complete line of conventional and uv-cure/dry units and flame treater also available, along with screen-printing inks.


Manufactures a wide range of hot-stamping equipment. Thirteen reciprocal presses are offered: eight pneumatic presses range from 1/2 to 5 tons and five hydraulic presses range from 5 to 20 tons. Special four-post hydraulic presses also available up to 60 tons.

Roll-on presses include a vertical press that can hold up to a 9-in. roller with the ability to decorate 360 [degrees] on cylindrical parts in one step. Accu-Roll pneumatic-powered press, designed for corner wrap and tapered parts, as well as large flat objects, can roll on large heat transfers or foil with elimination of air entrapment. Available with a 3- to 14-in.-long silicone roller and a 1,5- to 36-in. horizontal stroke.

Specializes in custom hot-stamp presses designed to customers' needs with special support components such as index tables, slide tables, pick-and-place units and vibratory feed bowls. Custom support fixtures and steel dies also offered. Air Hydraulics high-accuracy, heat-transfer indexer for decals can also be retrofitted to all makes of hot-stamping equipment.


Offers screen-printing, pad-printing and hot-stamping equipment and supplies such as inks, screens, transfer pads, dies, and plates.


Div. of Wisconsin Automated Machinery Corp. offers semi-automatic and automatic flat-bed screen-printing equipment for decorating plastic sheets in sizes from 9 x 12 in. to 62 x 144 in. Manual printing tables handle sizes from 22 x 30 in. to 60 x 120 in. Also available are uv-curing reactors for uv-curable inks on plastics, a line of dryers, bottle printers and screen-printing accessories.


Manufactures printing, marking, hot-stamping, screening and decorating machinery for all types of plastic sub-strates and shapes. Equipment for letterpress, letterflex, multicolor dry offset, rotogravure offset, spraying, and dipping also available. Most systems are fully custom-engineered and include automated feeding, printing, conventional or uv-drying. Ink, washup solutions, printing plates, and dies also supplied.


Manufactures plastic embossing machines, calenders, plastic laminatots, roll coaters of all types, flame laminators, slitting units, tension control units, unwind and rewind units with automatic splicing and flying start features. Industries served include paper, foil and textile. Supplies standard equipment, laboratory machines, as well as custom-designed equipment, either as components or turnkey systems.


Offers semi- and fully automatic screen printers for round, fiat, and oval objects, and fully automatic offset printers for round, square, and fiat objects. 3-D screen printers offer one-, two-, and three-color printing at speeds from 4500 to 6000 parts/hr. Units have a uv-curing system and are reported to offer quick job changeover.


Manufactures printing systems, including pad-printing and laser-marking systems. Specializes in high-volume production needs and specialty advertis, ing and custom applications for high-quality decor-type marks including logo, artwork and halftones.


Manufactures high-speed dry-offset printing systems for preformed containers and lids. Items such as tapered sidewall cups, lids, closures, egg cartons, clambshells, trays, plates and other packaging shapes can be decorated in up to ten colors. Line, halftone and full process artwork can be reproduced clearly at high production speeds. Complete turnkey systems including automatic product handling, surface pretreatment, and ink curing are offered.


Five standard semi-automatic screen-printer models decorate objects from vials, bottles and diskettes, to 5-gal pails and large control panels. Two automatic screen-printer models decorate a wide range of 3-D parts, containers, and packages to 6-in. diam. or width.

A10, a high-speed, modular, rapid changer, flexible, container printing system, is available with unscrambling, feeding, surface Wearing, uv- or solvent-curing, and pressure-sensitive labeling options.

Offers range of custom feed, transfer, and reload systems. Drying and curing systems include the Ventron conveyorized and Autocure linear uv-curing systems and Rotocure uv-curing systems.

Four pad-transfer printer models range from a one-color, 3 1/2-in. image Padflex 100 to a four-color, 23 1/2-in. image Padflex 650. Standard features include covered inkwell, programmable controller and a removable/replaceable pad head. Various standard attachments enable surface treating, ink maintenance, flash drying, and multicolor printing. Automation includes unscramblers, bowl feeders, rotary carousel and linear conveyors, automatic load and unload stations.

Extensive line of accessories and supplies for screen and pad printing includes pad-printing ink systems, solvent and uv-curable screen-printing inks, computerized color matching, printing pads, steel and plastic printing plates, screens, doctor blades, squeegee material, mesh, typesetting, and art generation. Technical services include complete factory or in-plant training, machine maintenance, and application support.



Therimage heat-transfer labeling system permits multicolor decorating in one pass on plastic containers. Labels are printed by gravure or screen using up to seven colors on special release papers and transferred to containers at speeds to 150 labels/min using special applying equipment Specializes in pres-sure-sensitive labels and labeling equipment, heat-transfer labels and equipment, and in-mold labels and equipment.


Offers BH-2000 series labeler for paper, foil, laminates, polypropylene films and laminates, and expanded polystyrene foam labels. Application methods include full-wrap, spot, or die-cut from the roll. Labels can be applied to round, square or rectangular containers using hot-melt, cold glue, or thermoplastic adhesive. BH 7000 machine is an economical, high-speed labeling machine capable of applying 700 labels/min.


Manual, automatic, and robotic spray-painting equipment includes air, airless, air-assisted airless, high-volume low-pressure, liquid and powder electrostatic, plural component, and anodic-hydracoating models.

Complete painting and coating systems include spray booths, paint pumps, circulating systems, air-supply and exhaust systems, air compressors, protective equipment, fluid and air-handling systems, hoses, connections and fittings, pressure tanks, and air filters. Accessories include line striping systems, air brushes, extractors, air dryers, and regulators.


Large multicolor rotogravure printing presses for high-speed coating and printing on packaging film. An unwind/rewind unit is part of the press, but may be obtained separately. Equipment handles web widths to 55 in. and has a 54-in. printing width, speeds to 1500 ft/min, and repeat range of 18-36 in. or 18-50 in., depending on model selected. Web tension is 4 to 100 lb. Options include laminating equipment, special dryers, electronic register controls for accuracy, web guiding and tension control. Automatic flying splice on unwind end and automatic rewind transfer are standard.


Manufactures hot-stamping presses, heat-staking and hot-air staking machines, turntables, and accessories, specializing in tooling for automotive, cosmetic, and appliance decoration. Silicone rubber sheets, dies, rolls, and tooling also available, as well as a vacuum takeoff device to speed part removal after stamping, automatic feed devices, turntables, slide tables, indexers, and parts-handling equipment.

Machines supplied with Cassco system controller, which offers digital control of machine parameters and allows all standard accessories and automation to "plug in" without additional wiring or control boxes. Presses available from 1/4 to 20 tons at speeds to 6000/hr.


Screen printers and dryers manufactured for decorating plastic sheets. Semi-automatic machines can print up to 20 x 40 ft; custom sizes available. Standard conveyorized, heated air-jet dryers accept sizes to 84 in. wide with unlimited length. Special conveyor accommodates embossed or drawn configurations to 4 in. deep. Infrared-curing systems and walk-in ovens also available.


Flexographic printing presses include stack and central-impression, roll-to-roll and in-line, and coating via gravure and/or laminating. Stack presses available in 32- to 70-in. widths with 12- to 60-in. repeats, and up to 8 colors as standard. Central-impression presses available with 50- to 90-in. drum diam. and 12- to 48-in. printing repeats. With speeds to 1200 fpm, presses are available in widths from 32 to 66 in. for a maximum of 8 colors.


Provides marking systems for hot stamping or heat staking date, plant, batch and shift codes, serial numbers, test data, and part numbers. Standard, modular, hot-stamp units with or without foil feed mechanisms can be installed in-line to mark automatically. Off-line, standalone systems for automatic or manual marking, plus hot-stamp supplies (foil, type, brass and silicone rubber dies, serial numbering heads, holders, tooling) also available. Single character to over thirty character standard capacities.


Manufactures spray-painting masks and shields, automatic and semi-automatic spray-painting equipment, vacuum-metallizing equipment for applying base and top coats (flow-coating machines), vacuum-plating machines, air-operated clamping fixtures, spindle machines, automatic mask-cleaning systems (either solventless or with solvents), machines that apply decorative and functional coatings, and uv and curing systems.


Distributes flexographic and central-impression presses from M.A.F. SpA of Italy for film and paper, ranging from 20 to 65 in. Up to eight colors can be printed at speeds to 1000 ft/min. Special machinery available for in-line systems with bag makers or extruders. Special features include automatic impression release, automatic temperature control, combination push-pull drying systems and solid-state, d-c, variable-speed drives. Repeats are from 10 to 60 in. All presses modified for use with water-based inks. Computerized control of stack and presses allows fully automatic registration and control at full line speeds.


Model CMC hot-stamping machines have print areas from 1 x 4 in. to 20 x 30 in. and range from hand-operated to 19.2 tons. Standard flat, sliding, and rotary tables available. Units of 3 tons and over can be operated on high pressure or one-ton pressure for savings in air consumption.

Supplies accessories, plus embossing, labeling, flexographic, rotogravure, and offset lithography equipment


Vacuum metallizers for film operate on a free span. In a free span the drum is behind the boat area so that metallization does not occur on the dram, which means there is less chance of getting railroad tracks or of scratching film where the drum is behind the boat area.

Clear film comes off the unwind reel over the boat area where the metal is vaporized. Under high-vacuum pressure, it passes over a chill roll and rewind. Metallizer is capable of processing 100,000-ft rolls, 88 in. wide with an outer diam. of 32 in. at speeds of 2000 fpm. Metal deposition of 0.24 to 0.40 optical density is possible.

Computer provides optical density readouts on every roll, downtime reports, boat replacement reports, and graphs that show the consistency of metallization across the web throughout the entire roll. Printouts can be produced every 200, 500 or 1000 ft to determine consistent deposition.


Offers precision masking and high-production spray-decorating machinery. Additionally provides high-production automatic flow coaters for vacuum metallizing, solvent-type mask washers, solventless mask washers, nickel electroformed precision masks, rotary spray gun spindles, combination automatic paint and mask washer machines, and automatic paint and wipe equipment.



RDI 4 heat-transfer labeling equipment designed for 360 [degrees] roll-on printing of heat-transfer labels on cylindrical shapes and those with moderate tapers. Machine offers quick changeovers between jobs, and may be customized to specific needs.

The 2024-S hot-stamping/sublimation printing machine available for sublimation printing of large areas such as computer keyboards. Machine can print two large 122-key or three smaller 100-key keyboards in a single step. Two or three colors per key can be applied.

Also provides heat-transfer labels and a variety of decorating services.


Offers hot-stamping, embossing, silk-screening, pad-printing and spray-painting custom decorating equipment. Standard hot-stamping machines available in 1 1/2-, 5-, and 12-ton vertical presses and 12- and 18-in. roll-on presses. Special equipment meets automotive and major appliance standards.


Offers foil markers and spray-paint-ing equipment. Foil markers come with rollers from 1/2 to 1 1/2-in. and use 150 watts.

Also complete spray operations that include spray guns, booths, ovens and air-replacement systems, air-control equipment, fluid-handling equipment, compressors, and safety equipment.


Manufactures Automark embossing devices. Model EMB-440 is capable of printing characters from 3/32- to 3/36-in. high; material can be from 1/2- to 3-in. high with any width.

Model EMW-3-40 is a keyboard-operated tube-branding device for short runs with an optional memory. Applications include PVC and shrinkable tubing. The 7800-B-40 is also keyboard operated and marks identification tags and other objects.


Offers screen-printing equipment for semi-automatic and fully automatic systems including ultraviolet drying systems. Small and large pad printers, hot-stamping equipment, flame-treating equipment, and drying conveyors also offered. Pads, plates, and doctor blades for transfer pad printing, and complete line of pad-printing inks and solvents available.


Offers offset printing machinery and automated systems:

* Models DCP-3 three-color and DCP-4 four-color offset printing systems for 28 mm beverage closures, totally automated, attain rates of 4000 caps/min. Systems can be tooled for other closures such as 38 and 43 mm.

* Model DICP system is designed to offset print the inside of closures at rates up to 2000 caps/min.

* Model DSP-12W will offset print containers from one to six gal. Automatic feeding, uv on mandrel curing, and automatic restacking available for containers with handles.

* Model DHSP-6 U.V.M. available with running registration, uv on mandrel curing, flame treat, and automatic feed and restacking for conical containers with up to 6-in. diam.

* Model DHSP-6H U.V.M. is for conical and straight-wall containers that require lacquer over coating, and features running registration, uv on mandrel curing, and automatic feeding.

* Model DLP-6 single- or dual-lane lid printer prints plastic lids to 9-in. diam. and features running registration for process printing, flame treatment, uv curing, and automatic feeding and restacking.


Offers automatic electrostatic spray-painting equipment in either air-assisted or airless models, as well as single-station, hand-spray systems for liquid and powder coating. Also standard or custom spray booths.


Designs and builds custom multicolor dry-offset printing presses for formed plastics. Services include automation engineering.


Supplies heat-transfer equipment to handle containers from 4 oz to 2 1/2 gal. Decorating speeds of 200-plus containers/min obtainable.


Computer-controlled DigiMark digital laser-marking system changes codes instantaneously and automatically while marking products indelibly on-the-fly. System is suitable for marking expiration dates and codes. User has control of message content and length for each individual mark. Any part of the message may be time related, i.e., date, time, shift. DigiMark has no moving parts and no consumables except for electricity.


Manufactures screen-printing machines for printing and decorating plastic containers of all sizes and shapes. Models range from small semi-automatic machines to fully automatic high-speed, four-color machines, including unscramblers, orienters, flame treaters, and uv-curing units.

Also screen-printing machinery for compact disc and CD ROM industry; fully automatic, high-speed presses up to seven colors with optional code and label inspection available.


Paint Finishing System Div. designs, fabricates, and installs turnkey plastic paint-finishing systems. Provides complete systems for precleaning the component, spray-booth top-coat operations, and radiant or convection curing.

Offers complete electrical controls and environmental abatement equipment capabilities.

Environmental Engineering Services Div. provides complete permitting and testing services including air and waste-water permitting capabilities, dispersion modeling, laser technology demonstrations, coating transfer efficiency testing, stack testing for pollutants, and control technology cost analyses.


Offers offset and direct-printing machines (manual, semi-automatic and fully automatic) for decorating, marking or printing. Standard and customized single- and multicolor machines available. Multicolor printing heads apply all colors at one time. Printing accessories include brass and photo-engravings, cleaners, inks, pads, polymer plates, rollers, type and wipers. Carton and label printers available.


Spray-coating equipment includes light-duty to heavy-production-style hand guns, HVLP, automatic spray guns and electrostatic spray systems. Accessories include air and fluid hoses, regulators, pressure tanks and spray test panel machines.


Manufactures specialized guns, equipment, and chemicals for EMI shielding by spray-plating (silver-reduction) method.


Custom turnkey heat-transfer decorating systems provided in addition to silk-screened heat transfers for multi-color product decoration and labeling. Art design services, engineering assistance, custom tools and fixtures, and machining for flat, contour and roll-on applications available.


GB89 hot-stamp marking machine features adjustable foil feed, imprint pressure and heat control; electronic dwell control; more operational imprint area (daylight); and front safety shield. Modular, interchangeable heads allow a choice from 1- to 7-line type options, or a 40-digit wheel. Virtually anything can be marked from discrete and round wire, flat cable, heat-shrink sleeving and tubing to nylon, PVC, PTFE, rubber and PVDF. Standard applications include round parts with O.D.s from 0.030 in. to 0.590 in. and flat parts from 3/32 in. to 5 in. wide. Up to 22 characters, depending on material, can be imprinted. Standard font sizes include 1/16, 5/64, 1/8 and 3/16 in.


Offers vacuum-metallizing equipment vacuum instrumentation and components, water vapor cryo-pumps, closed-loop water chillers, and temperature sensors and controls.


Supplies processes, chemicals and equipment for electroless plating. Processes include complete systems for decorative plating, and electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding.

Also fully automated plating equipment systems: return-type machines for high production and automatic pusher-type split-rail equipment for high-volume rack work. Also modularized hoist systems capable of handling multiple programs, along with a full line of rectifiers for full-range control. Effluent control systems with a full line of support equipment, engineering surveys, and assistance with regulatory agencies also furnished.


System for in-mold coating of SMC incorporates a metering/injecting system for the coating material, hydraulic power unit, and a set of push-back cylinders for opening and leveling the press platen. Metering unit can pump material directly from storage tanks.


Provides gravure offset printing systems and marking equipment. Industrial Inks Div. produces a wide range of inks and coatings for printing and decorating applications. Inks and coatings formulated for a variety of application systems, including gravure offset, screen printing, pad printing and ink jet.


Hot-stamping presses range from 1/2 to 60 tons and feature "linear-wedge drive," said to produce high pressures with minimal air consumption and compensate for part-to-part height variations. Air- and hydraulically operated roll-on hot-stamping presses transfer large-area decorating, using all types of hot-stamping foils and heat-transfer decals. High-speed peripheral hot-stamping presses with automatic loading print up to four separate colors in registration at speeds of 60/min and faster.

Machinery for credit-card industry includes signature-panel applicators, magnetic-stripe applicators, hologram applicators, and consecutive numbering units. Other systems include hot-stamping and heat-transfer on PE bottles and other hollow items; specially designed high-tonnage machines (20 tons) for marking and decorating large municipal waste containers and beverage cases; high-speed decorating for cosmetic containers, camera parts, squeeze tubes, writing instruments and specialty items; and specially designed clean room hot-stamping machines for blood bags and filter units.

Supplies standard and special photoelectric eye locating systems for all types of heat-transfer decals. Registration of [+ or -]0.005 achieved on standard units.

Also line of electric-motor-driven hot-stamp label printing machines with capability to a 10 x 10-in. area and 40 tons of pressure with precision die cutting and multicolor capability.


Specializes in equipment for marking, coating, and coloring plastic-insulated wire, tubing, profiles, pipe, and hose. Line of marking equipment, engraving and marking wheels, inks, and coatings available. Environmentally friendly water-based printing and bandmarking inks with excellent adhesion also available.

Exclusive distributor for the full line of Domino Amjet noncontact inkjet systems.


Manual and automatic painting systems for conventional, electrostatic, air, air-assisted airless, and airless spray. Pumping equipment for single- and plural-component coatings, sealants and adhesives provides up to 63 gpm and pressures to 4950 psi.

In-mold coating systems for SMC. Urethane coating is pumped into mold alter part is formed.


Manufactures pneumatic hot-stamping machines from 1 to 50 tons with patented pulley, lever, and gear-power multipliers for high pressure. Specializes in machines to hot stamp injection molded parts having sinks and valleys without high-spot distortion. Equipment uses steel dies and metal nests without make-ready. Two-stage bypass system with post-and-plate construction reportedly eliminates die skid that can be associated with C-frame presses and, together with a special pressure sensing system, minimizes scrap.

A power divider machine for small rubber printing dies has a pressing force said to be low enough to eliminate stops and to hot stamp unsupported parts.


Builds screen-printing and pad-printing machinery for decorating finished or unfinished products. Custom engineering services available in-house to modify existing standard machines to suit a specialized need.

Vector Plus, a computer-controlled pad printer, is capable of printing up to a 3-in. diam. image at a cyclical rate of 30/rain. Screen-printing machinery starts with table-top Mini Printer, capable of printing up to a 6 x 6 in. image, with tooling available for printing rounds, flats or conical devices. Sprinter 100 and HI-Q-200 screen printers are the next larger sizes capable of printing up to a 14-in. image or 42-in. image, respectively. Larger standard models available.


Machinery division designs and builds custom printing, coating and laminating equipment.


Offers heat-transfer presses for applying decals. Also hot-air dryers with conveyors, used for curing coatings, paint, ink (waterbase, plastisol, and more).


Arc-spray metallizing system can melt and spray nickel, stainless steel, bronze, copper, and other wire. Coatings produced reportedly have high bond strength because interparticle adhesion is high. Metals deposited are said to be resistant to chipping or cracking when machined by conventional methods. A major application is sprayed-metal mold surfaces. The spray gun is similar to those used for paint. Wires are fed automatically and, although molten deposits are applied, the substrate reportedly undergoes only a slight rise in temperature. An electric arc melts the ends of two electrically isolated coating wires, and an atomizing air jet blows the fine metal particles onto the surface being decorated. Typical spray rates range from 5 to 150 lb/hr.

Various attachments and auxiliary equipment include extentions for spraying internal diameters, spreaders for fanning the spray pattern, constrictors for diameter spray patterns, automated scanners, and fully automated systems.

Arc-spray technique is suitable in metallizing capacitors and similar electronic system components, in electromagnetic shielding of plastic housings, providing metal coatings on plastics for wear resistance, thermal conductivity, abrasion resistance, and in producing finely detailed molds for plastics.


Manufactures standard and special hot-stamping machines with up to 75 tons of pressure, as well as roll hot stampers. Special and standard production feeds can be provided for complete automation. Dot-matrix marking equipment for permanent identification of components, plates, etc., also available.


Manufactures pad-transfer printing and screen-printing equipment to decorate where shape or configuration of the product creates problems. All equipment is U.S.-built and features microprocessor controls. Pad printers range from table-top, one-color machines through custom multicolor units. Silkscreeners range from small semi-automatic table-top models to automatic bottle printers.

Also offers options such as various indexing systems, pretreat stations, and various levels of automation and parts handling. Full line of supplies, including steel and plastic printing plates, printing pads, silk screens and printing inks available.


Manufactures in-line flexographic printers from 1 to 100 in. wide with any repeat up to 72 in. Conventional three-roller systems, single doctor blade systems and enclosed double doctor blade systems available in one- or two-color versions. Options include plate cylinder lift-off, ink roller free drive, automatic registry control, and pneumatically controlled impression rollers and set-up modes for quick changeover.


Manufactures line of web converting equipment that includes coaters, laminators, gravure printing presses, slitters, embossers, unwinds and rewinds.


Information and catalogues offered on various types of Italian machines for decorating, printing, and finishing: flexo printing machines up to eight colors, silk-screen and offset printing machines for bottles and containers, and hot-stamping machines.


Provides electrostatic liquid and powder finishing equipment for both automatic and manual applications. Electrostatic process reportedly reduces over-spray, thus minimizing coatings waste, volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, as well as cleanup and hazardous-waste disposal costs. Company has developed an installed base of automatic electrostatic Turbodisk and Turbobell systems, and manual electrostatic guns.

Developments in coatings chemistry permit application of low-bake-temperature powder coatings to plastic parts. These advances allow the benefits of powder coatings, including higher performance finishes, elimination of hazardous waste, lower energy consumption, and lower EPA compliance costs.


Offers spray metallizing equipment, chemicals, and coatings for applying both conductive and decorative coatings. Plastic surfaces can be made to simulate any polished metal such as brass, copper, chrome, gold, bronze, and pewter. Also provides base coats, topcoats and dip dyes for vacuum metallizing plastic and metal surfaces.


Makes automatic and semi-automatic bottle and flat screen-printing and drying equipment, and a manual, 3-D printer recommended for lab work and prototypes. Conventional and uv-curable screening inks, screen-making equipment, and color matching available.


Manufactures automatic screen-printing equipment for the packaging industry. Lines include machines for plastic and glass container printing that range from one to six colors with decorating speeds up to 150 bottles/min.; machines for multicolor printing of compact discs and floppy disks up to six colors and with production rates to 80 parts/min.; and machines for printing roll to roll onto plastic films with applications that include pressure-sensitive labels, name plates, heat transfers, and flexible circuits.


Specializes in turnkey operations for decorating. Installations can send product from the forming process to the printing machine where it is pretreated, printed and dried, and then automatically packaged or sent to the next operation. Decorating equipment is capable of handling a wide range of products from small and medium parts (28 mm closures, tubes, cups, lids) to large parts up to 20-gal pails. Shapes include cylindrical, conical, rectangular, oval and others.


Offers multicolor silk-screen equipment capabilities for marking, identification and decoration of plastic substrate components or assemblies. Secondary finishing operations include sheeting, flat cutting, punching, laminating, forming, die cutting and assembly. CAD/ CAM design capabilities available.

KENSOL-OLSENMARK, INC. Manufactures vertical, rotary, and roll-on hot-stamping and heat-transfer equipment. Vertical presses range from 1/2 to 16 tons. Special four-posted presses available for high-pressure range requirements. For broad-area coverage, company offers conveyor-fed, reciprocating bed and moving-head roll-on machines.

All machines can be equipped to apply multicolor heat transfers, as well as conventional roll leaf by adding a Model M precision advance unit, which can register a heat transfer to [+ or -]0.005.

Specializes in systems for decorating and finishing larger plastic components for automotive, home appliance and consumer electronics. Other finishing and decorating applications, such as spray painting and ultrasonic welding, offered as complete automated systems.


Manufactures imprinting machines and accessories. Machines available in hand-operated (M101) and air-operated (AM101) models designed for small-area stamping up to 1 x 4 in., four-line capability. Typeholders are lightweight and easy to handle. Automatic temperature control maintains constant temperature, and a tubular heating element distributes heat fast and evenly.


Manufactures airmix air-assisted airless finishing system; and airless, air spray, plural component, electrostatic and HVLP (high-volume/low-pressure) paint and coating equipment. Specialty is high-transfer, environmentally conscious paint and coating systems.


Manufactures high-performance, cold-glue, hot-melt and pressure-sensitive roll-fed labeling equipment for plastic bottles, jars and special containers. Other products include tamper-evident banders, liquid/beverage fillers, container conveying and handling systems, electronic bottle inspection equipment, rejection equipment, and turnkey system installations.


Hot-stamping presses, foils, and dies include vertical (reciprocating) and roll-on machines. Over 30 models capable of decorating parts from 1/2 to 24 in. wide, special machines for complex shapes, and machines that continuously stamp around radius corners. Also equipment for in-line stamping extruded profiles and sheets.

Equipment for in-mold decorating feeds the stamping foil, which has been preprinted in register, directly into the mold, where it is located by photo sensor.


Station and U-type register and non-register gravure printing presses with in-line laminating and embossing, as well as a combination flexographic/gravure press. Full line of auxiliary equipment such as inspection tables, air-tube bars, safety chucks, and slat and noiseless web expanders. Web-coating machinery (reverse-roll, knife, gravure) for flooring, industrial and decorative markets also available. Provides installation and turnkey systems supported by its oven/dryer division.


Offers roll-coating metallizing systems for thermal evaporation, electron-beam evaporation, or sputtering of metal and nonmetallic coatings on plastic films for decorative, packaging and dielectric products.

Vacuum-metallizing systems for metallizing compact discs include high-throughput in-line sputtering systems. Also batch and in-line metallizing systems for plastic parts coating. Systems can be configured with sputtering or evaporation sources and plasma polymerization for base coat and protective top coat.


Offers embossing and laminating machinery for single and multiple webs, as well as valley printing for surface decoration of embossed products. Specialties include embossing machines for floor coverings and floor tiles, embossing and finishing units for wall coverings, multi-station rotogravure, and finishing machines with in-line laminating and embossing features for wall coverings and automotive applications. Custom designs and accessory equipment available.


Designs and manufactures standard and custom-engineered laser processing systems for cutting, trimming, drilling, profiling, marking and ablating laminar plastics, including micro-machining with excimer laser technology. All types of lasers--C[O.sub.2], excimer, Nd:YAG--can be integrated with process system.


Proprietary chemicals and associated equipment for plating of plastics are offered for semibulk, bulk and rack plating.


Manufactures hot-stamping ink-jet and coding machinery, pad printers, bar-code printers and related supplies, which include printing elements (brass and steel, inserts, word blocks, type bars, masterplates, etchings, and rubber plates), inks, pads, stamping foils, thinners, and cleaners. Applications include marking plastic parts, electronic components, and packaging. Systems include manual printers, direct offset, and rotogravure machines. Bar-code printers, printer-applicators, laminators, and supplies are available, as well as overprinting machines for flexible film packaging that use a "touch-dry" ink system.


Manufactures in-line offset printing systems for product identification, and large- and small-character, noncontact printing systems for in-line identification of plastic parts or web and extruded materials. A wide range of mounting arrangements, guide systems, fixtures and brackets is offered to simplify installation.


All varieties of conductive coatings, spray, plating and electroforming equipment offered for plating on plastics, electroforming of holograms, toy and doll decorative metallization, and EMI shielding. New methods make it possible to electroplate on virtually any nonconductor, offering design possibilities of metal on plastic and rubber.


Offers equipment and materials for applying thermal-spray metallic coatings. Equipment includes wire-combustion equipment for spraying, electric-arc equipment for metallizing, ThermoSpray powder combustion unit (high-velocity oxy-fuel system and gun), and Plasma Spray device that uses a high-energy plasma to melt metal powders for coatings. Water-wash spray booths available.


Primary product line is heat-transfer decals; however, it does engineer turnkey hot-stamping and heat-transfer systems.


Offers industrial power spray washers, drying ovens, flow coaters, cure and bake ovens, and complete finishing systems. UV-curable flow coatings can be applied with U-V Flo-Coater.


Embossers texture both HDPE and LDPE film in gauges from 0.7 to 4 mils. In-line embosser with matched-steel embossing rolls is for blown film extrusion lines, bag machines, or flexo printers. Cold embossing reportedly results in very high-quality texturing, particularly in HDPE.

Also embossers for blown film that use an engraved steel roll against a rubber back-up roll. Process includes pre-heat, chill embossing and post-cooling. Method is said to produce fine fabric texture, reduce surface reflectivity, and control stress distribution for personal-products film.


Pad-printing equipment and supplies include low-base-price Model MO one-and two-color machine; and inks, cliches and pads.

Customized small hot-stamping equipment for automated applications, along with silicone rubber hot-stamp dies.

Direct ink-marking equipment includes hand-marking devices and coding machines for code dating or marking plastic products and packaging. Model Redhead is a compact marking machine featuring an ink cartridge that feeds the marking head by a CPU controller.

Ink jet marking includes Pin Marking System, a CPU-controlled marking machine that uses a single pin to form characters and is suitable for variable information on plastic.

Also offers custom steel stamps, hot-stamp dies, mold engraving and hand stamps.


Self-contained in-mold coating system for SMC incorporates metering and pumping components for injection of liquid coating material. Hydraulics, pneumatic and electrical controls supplied for operation of the coating process. Components are mounted on a single base, except for the press-connected items, including patented injector head.

Included are material supply assemblies for single- or two-component coating. Each assembly is equipped with a feed pump and elevator, optional temperature control, and material low-level control. Metering and proportioning are controlled by hydraulics, which include a valve-assembly, manifold, and power unit with nitrogen accumulator. Electrical controls are typically controlled by programmable controllers.


Supplies pad-printing and hot-stamping tooling and aftermarket items such as pad-printing cliches (etchings), silicone rubber printing pads, inks and thinners, ink doctor blades and brushes. Also hot-stamping supplies such as silicone rubber and metal dies, bonding film, foils and tapes, and character type.


Offers screen-printing equipment supplies and inks.


Manufactures marking systems designed to become an integral part of molding, extruding or conveying lines or die cutters. Compact systems can be installed in-line and operate at production speeds to save labor or other more costly, secondary marking methods such as labels, hand stampers, etc. Hot-stamping, thermal transfer, embossing, ink and dry-ink systems available, as well as supplies.

Also off-line, standalone systems for semi-automatic or manual marking, imprinting and decorating. Imprint areas and machine speeds available for most applications from one character to 4 x 4 in. or larger, and speeds up to 1000 imprints/min.


Manufactures marking equipment from hand stamps to automatic numbering machines.

Nonautomatic numbering machines include Model 70, which uses a spanner wrench to rotate wheels; Model 60 with a pin that locks wheels in place; Model 80 with a knob to rotate the unit or one wheel and a spanner wrench to rotate other wheels; and Model 85, which uses knob to rotate unit and ten wheels, and a spanner wrench to rotate other wheels. Model 83 nonautomatic, selective numbering machine rotates wheels to different sequences without use of spanner wrench.

Automatic Model 50 numbering machine is used primarily for serial numbering.

All machines can be equipped for hot stamping with different character styles available.


See Enthone-OMI Inc.


Offers twelve standard pad-printing machines and customizes systems to meet applications needs. Supplies all accessories such as conveyor systems, jigs, and automatic loading and unloading equipment.

Systems include LC50 Mini manual pad printer with a capacity of 1000 cycles/day and integrated doctor blades and pad horizontal movement for single-stroke operation; LC60 TR-2 high-speed 40 cycles/min; LC80 electromechanical cam operated, with vibrating feeders and rotary table; LC100LP electropneumatic for fast setups and changeover; and hydraulic LC200 with four-position conveyor-automatic flaming units, hot-air and antistatic dryers fired when necessary. LC100 and 200 systems can print one to four colors. Applications include sporting goods, electronics and CDs.

New sealed ink cup systems with a smooth ceramic ring at the bottom of cups reduce the use of solvents and increase the number of impressions. Systems eliminate the use of ink sweepers and doctor blades, thereby reducing setup time. Both polymer or steel cliches can be used.


Offers industrial direct and offset printers. Offset printers come in power or friction-driven models. Direct units available for in-line mounting or manual applications. Printing inks and noncontact ink-jet coders available. MarkPoint Ink-Jet coders can print 1/4- to 1 1/8-in.-high characters at speeds to 400 ft/min.


Offers converting machinery including flexographic printing presses (four-, six- and eight-color), coaters, laminators, folders, interfolders, rewinders, slitters, embossers, diaper machines, and packaging systems.


Offers roll-on hot-stamping and heat-transfer labeling equipment ranging from the R-1 machine for banding small caps and bottles to the patented Acrobot machine, which is capable of continuous hot-stamping or heat-transfer labeling 360 [degrees] on nonround shapes.

Acrobot 1000 employs a simultaneous, multi-axis, computer-controlled method of printing developed by the company.

R-1 machine includes state-of-the-art electronic servo drive and micro controller.

Control panel displays used on all machines to enter print speeds, times and sequencing features. Servo control and closed-loop accuracy ensures stable setup and printing characteristics.

Complete in-mold labeling systems also available, as well as turnkey equipment for custom applications.

Also provides heat-transfer labels and a variety of decorating services.


Provides vertical and roll-on heat-seal presses, which can be custom designed. Manufactures custom heat-applied transfers for application onto a wide range of materials, including polystyrene, polypropylene and polyethylene.


Manufactures high-speed offset printing systems for preformed containers and lids. Items such as cans, cups, tubes, tubs, jars, bottles, can ends, preformed caps, closures, and lids are decorated in one pass in up to eight colors. Line copy, halftone, and full process-color artwork can be reproduced. Materials-handling equipment and thermal or uv-drying ovens are incorporated into complete decorating systems.


Makes screen-printing equipment for rigid, semi-rigid and flexible materials.


Offers two- and three-dimensional engraving machines, two computerized engraving systems, and a variety of accessories. All models can be converted for engraving, diamond drag marking, electrical marking, or acid etching by adding the proper marking or spindle unit. Floor stand with vertical feed-screw unit and two shelves is available for most models. Cence 1 is a computer-controlled engraving system for industrial applications.


Offers pad printers ranging from a small, manually operated single-color machine to fully automatic four-color printers with indexing conveyors. Recent developments include sealed-ink-cup, high-speed, high-precision multi-color printers.

Also provides pad-printing supplies, including inks, cliches, transfer pads, printing supplies and services.


Pro/Mark decorating system consists of decals and hot-stamping equipment custom designed and built. Total system includes machinery, tooling, labels and any in-line automation necessary for feeding parts to the hot-stamping machine, or taking them away after decorating. Inks offer screen-printed images chemically bonded to the part for high-abrasion resistance.


Manufactures embossing machines ranging from 1 to 40 in. wide with manual and automatic controls. Machines feature a-c and d-c variable-speed drives. Back-up and engraved rollers also manufactured.


Offers from Super Primex of Hong Kong pad-printing equipment from mini models to a four-color, computer-controlled floor models. Full line of accessories available.

Hot-stamping machines range from manual to fully automatic, computer-controlled floor models with index tables for easy set-up.

Silk-screening machines for flat as well as round printing are fully automatic, computer-controlled and range from a mini table model to the most advanced S-1000 MB machine.


Custom designs turnkey coating and finishing systems for all types of paint, plastisols, powders and abrasion resistant coatings. Systems feature small footprints and low-energy consumption, high application efficiencies, low maintenance and durability. Incorporated in the systems that use solvent-based resins is a proprietary solvent-vapor recovery system. Also available are standard batch ovens, plastisol dip elevators, and fluidized beds.


Offers embossers and hot imprinters for pipe, sheet, and profiles.


Offers semi- and fully automatic pad-transfer printing machines for marking and decorating curved, concave, convex, irregular, corrugated, and flat surfaces. Patented inking system enables rapid changeover. Image reproduction size can range from 2.5 x 2.5 in. to 6 x 12 in. All machines can be made available as multicolor, fully automated systems. Inks and accessories also offered.

Stand-up Model SP 820 has a sliding inking system for easy setup and cleaning, pneumatic controls, enlarged printing surface to 8.5-in. diam., and two ink systems. Also available is an inkwell and open-well system. A chain that converts the SP 820 to a four-color pad printer with 42 fixtures for precise repetitive printing is optional.

Also offers bench-model silk-screen machines: the Midget 10 for flat printing up to 8 x 8 in., Model CP10/12 for round, oval or cylindrical shapes, and thick-film screen printers from semi-automatic tabletop to fully automated systems to 15 x 15 in.


Manufactures semi-automatic, medium-speed rotary table and high-speed automatic screen-printing equipment for decorating 3-D parts including containers, flat objects, vials, tube, jars, etc. Maximum imprint sizes: round containers up to 5-gal pails or flat objects up to 27 in. stroke. Optional equipment includes unscramblers, conventional and uv dryers, automatic feeding and take off, and pretreat stations. Also precision tooling capability.

S100 high-speed printer operates at speeds to 6000 parts/hr and comes with an interchangeable pressure sensitive labeling head or multiple printing stations.

Designs and manufactures custom equipment.


Offers pad-printing equipment from standard to specially designed machines. Supplies include inks, pads and cliches.


Manufactures 200 models of screen-printing machinery. Among the most popular machines are container printers, flatbed automatics, cylinder presses, flatbed semi-automatics, manual printers, web presses, and presses for close-tolerance work. Offers a standard line of screen presses, custom designs and one-of-a-kind machines.


Specialist in the design and manufacture of silicone rubber sheet, rollers, dies and total tooling for hot-stamp decorating including systems for new and existing hot-stamp equipment.

* Silicone sheet--rigid, flex-back and "Softbelly" sheet.

* Silicone dies--flat, flex-back and contoured dies.

* Metal dies--steel, magnesium and brass dies, both flat and contoured.

* Silicone rollers--roller tubes, disposable sleeves and roller recoats.

* Auxiliaries--die-mounting bases, parts nests and support fixtures, and custom tooling.

* Total tooling--dies and fixtures designed and developed together, and integrated into a complete hot-stamp decorating system for a specific machine.


Manufactures specialized guns, equipment and chemicals for decorative metallization and EMI shielding. "Spray Plating" system gives plastic products an appearance similar to vacuum-metallized articles.


Offers semi-automatic vacuum-coating machines with reactor chambers varying in size from 24-in. diam. x 24 in. long to 84-in. diam. x 110 in. long. Machines designed for production coating of thin-film metallic and nonmetallic sources onto a variety of substrates.

Traditional base/topcoat decorative metallizing with aluminum has begun to be augmented by functional applications such as EMI shielding of plastic electronic enclosures. Other functional applications range from optical coatings on plastic TV-camera lenses to multifunctional coatings for automotive head-lamps.


Rotary screen-printing/coating and rotogravure high-production line systems are used to produce wallcoverings, floor coverings, synthetic leathers, roofing products, tarpaulin, back-lit signs, awnings, decals, labels and decorative packaging. Equipment can handle a variety of polymer coatings for paper, fabrics, foils, nonwovens, plastic films and other delicate substrates. Broad range of coating weights are possible from 0.1 to 20 mils in widths ranging from 13 to 180 in. for coating on one side or both sides of a web simultaneously.


Offers conveying and hot-stamping machines to feed parts automatically to a
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