Offset printers are a simple way of printing a continuous, repeating message or stripe on moving products like pipe and tube, extruded profiles, and flat materials. Standard units print at speeds up to 700 feet/minute (210 meters/minute), and the optional high-speed inking system increases print speed to 1500 ft/min (450 m/min). Character sizes range from 1/16″ to 1″ high (16 to 25 mm).
- Flexographic inking system ensures consistent print quality
- Stainless steel ink reservoir comes with replaceable liners for easy ink clean-up and color changes
- Print high quality messages including text and graphics with Pannier offset printing dies
Offset printers print on rounded profiles by transferring the message to be printed onto a rubber print wheel that conforms to the diameter of the product being marked. The printers operate by using the friction between the print wheel and the product being marked as it passes through the printer.
Continuous or Piece Marking
The printer is typically used as a friction-driven system on a continuous manufacturing line. It can also be equipped with a motor drive system that pulls individual products through the printing area.
Two standard models are available to meet most printing requirements. Both models can be mounted for top, bottom, horizontal or vertical printing.
Prints messages up to 24″ long. Recommended for most applications.
Prints messages up to 12″ long. Ideal for printing slow-moving or warm extrusions.
Printers can be designed and manufactured for marking multiple sections of pipe or conduit at a time on high-speed production lines.