Global printing industry leader Inkcups is excited to announce the global launch of the groundbreaking addition to the Helix® line of direct-to-object printers, the Helix® ONE benchtop digital cylinder printer. Building on the success of the Helix® range, the Helix® ONE encompasses the power and productivity of Inkcups’ patented Helix® technology in a compact, space-efficient industrial design.
The Helix® ONE is a dedicated cylinder printer printing full CMYKW and varnish onto straight walled and tapered cylindrical objects including plastic bottles, stainless tumblers, powder-coated drinkware and much more. Designed for fast, high-quality printing, this compact machine features a servo driven fully automatic programmable tooling fixture, with height adjust and high-precision linear drive.
Benjamin Adner, CEO comments: “The Helix® ONE is a major game-changer. It is the result of listening to our customers and trying to develop a more modular machine that could be run independently as an entry level printer, in a kiosk or in dedicated work cells for industrial users. I envision a Helix® ONE in every shop, next to their laser engraver, screen printer, embroiderer and small format digital flatbed printer. We are bringing a significant number of state-of-the-art features, incredible print quality, and excellent speed into this new, compact piece of machinery. We are proud to introduce the world’s first benchtop direct-to-object cylinder printer and we hope it will be a major success.”
Helix® ONE Feature Overview
Compact benchtop model designed for space efficiency on the shop floor
Full CMYKW + varnish
Jettable Primer optional
Capacity to print on straight-walled and tapered cylinders
Fully automatic programmable tooling fixture & height adjust
High-precision, robust linear drive
8W segmented software-controlled UV curing unit for optimal curing
Automatic wiping and capping station
White and black sub-tank recirculating system
State-of-the-art MEMS print head technology with 3 picoliter drop size
Other products in the Helix® range include the flagship Helix® cylindrical inkjet printer, recently rebranded to the faster Helix® 2.0, the Double Helix® with two print stations, and the modular Helix®+ UV cylinder printer, a ‘stepping stone’ model between the Helix® 2.0 and Double Helix® that allows users to begin with a single tunnel and upgrade to a double tunnel machine.