The InkDock™ D2C Printer is an industrial UV inkjet printer for cylindrical objects.
It incorporates a TOSHIBA TEC ink recirculating printhead, our InkDock™ recirculating ink supply and a UV curing unit. A rotating table moves vertically to allow either spiral or circumferential printing. The video below shows a design being printed onto a cardboard tube.
The print height of this TOSHIBA TEC CF3 600dpi head in "skyscraper" orientation is around 54mm, so to print this much wider design, the image file is split into 3 sections and the rotating table is lowered two times during the print cycle, by exactly the width of the image sections so that they are "stitched" together without gaps or overlaps. The UV curing lamp is turned on just before printing begins to ensure that all of the jetted UV ink is properly cured.