Ink cups

Ink cup systems employ an enclosed container called "ink cup" which act as an ink supply. Kent's patented ink cups with long life rings bring numerous production and handling advantages such as solvent and thinner fumes reduction, contained and effortless clean-up and ease of use.

Green ink cup (G-Cup)
Kent new generation green ink cup systems use a disposable plastic insert (pat. pending) to contain the ink. They can be fitted with long life ceramic or metal rings. The rewards are priceless; a healthier working environment without the need to clean up the mess.

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Ceramic ring ink cup (CMIC)
The redesigned ceramic ring ink cups use new and improved ceramic rings. They provide high wear resistance, long life and great performance.

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Associated accessory - CMIC reconditioning kit (PDF)

Metal ring ink cup
The metal ring ink cups use extra hard and durable metal rings. They provide extreme performance for long production runs and high pigmented ink.

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Side-way ink cup (SCMIC)
The transverse closed ink cup systems can fit all Kent cups and is ideal for printing long and large images.

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Printing plates are used to contain the desired artwork "image" etched in its surface. Kent offers three different types: green, thin steel and thick steel.

Green plates (G-Plate)
Kent Green plates are the future of pad printing. It is a low cost, long life laser engrave-able plate. Environmentally friendly, it does not need chemicals or acid to etch. It is our flagship plate to fight against pollution.
Green plates are recommended for medium volume printing.

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Associated accessory -
KCTP-F20 Green plate maker (PDF)

Thin steel plates (0.25 mm)
Kent thin steel plates are smooth and hard finish carbon steel plates. They are hardened cold-roll to 0.25 mm and processed in house.
Thin steel plates are recommended for medium to high volume printing.

Associated accessory - Dead-on light box (PDF)
Associated accessory - UV Exposure unit (EXR-250) (PDF)

Thick steel plates (10 mm)
Kent thick steel plates are made of 10 mm oil-tamper or chromium steel. These hardened steel plates are processed in house and have a very long working life. They have been around for some time and are still being used today.
Thick steel plates are recommended for very high volume printing.


Printing pads function as a transfer vehicle, picking up ink from the printing plate, and transferring it to the part (substrate). Kent uses the highest quality silicon rubber grade in the market to mould the various pad shapes, and hardness required for all pad printing applications.

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Inks & Solvents / Additives

Kent offers different lines of high-quality pad printing, screen and UV inks and other auxiliary agents such as solvents, retarders, hardeners, hard coating and additives for a wide variety of substrates.

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