Pad Print Machinery of Vermont solved a difficult challenge: printing on toothbrushes.
“Toothbrush manufacturers were coming to us with a dozen different styles of brushes and handles, and wanted us to invent a printing solution that would work for all of them” said Pad Print President Julian Joffe.
The company, based in East Dorset, Vt., developed a pad-printing system that automatically loads, pre-tests, prints, post-cures and unloads a minimum of 1,500 pieces an hour.
One solution was a single-color XP-05 pad printer with a rotary table fitted with eight two-up fixtures. Another solution: a four-color XP-13 with automated loading and a built-in corona pre-treater, printing full-process color pictures on a 30-station over/under conveyor feeder, hot air, automated pick-and-place unloading and a post-print curing conveyor oven.
“Our customer was able to greatly increase their production, plus free up two operators from the toothbrush printing line for other jobs in the plant,” Joffe said.
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