Besides clichés, silicone pads and printing inks SICATECH provides a broad range of machine accessories and consumables that improves and simplifies the process.
One of the most important components in achieving a quality print, is the ink cup. SICATECH has developed a series of ink cups.
– with magnets around the edge for ceramic or carbide rings
– with fully covered magnets around the edge for ceramic or carbide rings
– a series of oval cups with steel rings (uncovered magnets)
The ink cups contain less ink than conventional ink cups and are very easy to clean. Available with large screw cap or viscomix connection (automatic thinning and viscosity control).
These series of ink cups can be fitted into any pad printer on the market today. Depending on the pad printer, minor changes might be required.
The ink cups can be delivered in standard types and sizes, but we can make customized versions on request, oval or round, ceramic or steel.
SICATECH has developed a series of ceramic rings, using the best ceramic on the market for high quality doctoring and durability. Most sizes come in carbide also. If we do not have a ring suitable to your needs we will customize one for you.
A printing ink can of course not be delivered ready to print; thinner must always be added according to the prevailing production conditions and adjusted during production.
The viscosity of the ink is crucial to the printing results and to minimize production disruptions. The solvent in the ink vaporizes by heat and ventilation even by the friction heat from the ink and the ink cup during printing. Viscomix™ continuously measures ink viscosity and doses and mixes thinner according to the chosen viscosity value. Even when using 2 component inks, the use of the ink is extended. Viscomix™ is available as an option for our printing machines and is recommended for long print series.
We provide the most common types and dimensions of cleaning tapes; we also help to find other widths and lengths according to your needs.
Our range includes ink mixing cans, ink mixing sticks, beakers, PMS and RAL ink charts, etc. Also complete ink mixing and thinner booth.
SICATECH magnetic quick release makes it easy and quick to replace silicone pad while maintaining fixation (great when using multiple silicone pads when changing the rest as it is extremely important to have the same fixation). The quick release can also be combined with our customized bracket where the silicone pad cast directly on the steel base.
SICATECH click attachment, in addition to standard sockets and magnetic fasteners, we have a clamp bracket where the silicone pad is cast directly onto the steel socket (customized), making it easy to change the silicone pad in a few seconds without any screw mounting or adjustment and thus a minimum of shutdown. The click fastening system also includes customized packaging for delivery of silicone pads and return sockets.
We have years of experience designing various product brands and are happy to help in the development of original and artwork production. In our studio we can carry out all sorts of work, from the setting of text to the production of complicated originals. We also provide laser print film for the user’s own manufacture of clichés.