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TBC/ TB Industrial Inkjet Printer for 360° Seamless Taper/ Cylinder Printing

TBC/ TB industrial color UV-LED inkjet printers are specially engineered for direct printing on tapers/ cylinders, such as cups, bottles, tins and cans, and support a wide range of materials, including metal, glass, paper, wood and plastic.

Thanks to professional color management technology and proprietary VDS (Variable Droplet Size) control technology, TBC/ TB is specialized in producing smooth gradients, vivid images, and crisp small-sized text on tapers/ cylinders.

Highlighted by simplified workflow and easy operation, TBC/ TB boosts up the print productivity, earning the reputation as an ideal choice for various emerging markets in short-run printing, customized and personalized printing, package proofing applications, etc.

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Ideal Choice for Taper/ Cylinder Printing

Compared with traditional taper/ cylinder printing, like pad printing, screen printing and label printing, TBC/ TB printers have prominent advantages in being free from plates, fast warm-up, short turnaround time, as well as customized printing.

Also superior to digital thermal transfer printers, TBC/ TB printers own more simplified workflow, easier operation and lower cost.

TBC/ TB printers are specialized in producing smooth gradients and vivid images on tapers/ cylinders, not being achieved with other printing technologies.

Advanced Technologies for Extraordinary Print Quality and Efficiency

Thanks to the Rotational Print Pass Method (RPPM) and Special Print Head Arrangement Method for taper/ cylinder printing, TBC/ TB printers are endowed with amazing print speeds and quality.

The Ink Droplet Compensation Algorithm is specially developed for taper printing, ensuring even image density on different diameter sections of the taper and avoiding image deformation.

When printing the same text, graphic or image onto cylinders of different diameters, the Ink Droplet Conversion Algorithm realizes consistent resolutions and stable visual effects, ideal for printing bottle/ cup sets with identical patterns and colors but in different sizes.

Combining special algorithms with real-time monitoring and feedback, TBC/ TB printers effectively eliminate gaps or overlaps of images in 360° seamless printing.

Flexible Color Configurations Meet Different Applications

TBC/ TB printers support printing Varnish for varied surface decorations of attractive tactile or visual effects; printing Primer for enhanced adhesion on different materials; and specialty ink colors for matching corporate logos and recognizing colors.

The White Ink Circulation System keeps the White ink properly mixed for solid covering and coloration. Combined with proven color management technology, TBC/ TB printers easily achieve durable, vivid and bright colors on colored or black tapers/ cylinders.

Variable Data Printing Builds Personalized Applications

TBC/ TB printers support colorful variable data printing, including texts, numbers, time, serial numbers, QR codes, etc. TBC/ TB printers help you create added value applications and obtain more business opportunities for personalized packaging, promotional items or product decoration printing.

ColorPRINT Bottle RIP Software

  • Intuitive main interface with 2D/ 3D preview
  • Basic parameters can be set in one view
  • ICC color management
  • Object template to define print locations
  • Automatic white ink background choke

Printer Control Software (PCS)

  • Interactively controls the printer, monitors printer status, and sets printer options
  • Sends job control commands to print, abort, pause, resume or reset
  • Check Nozzle Circular; Horizontal Calibration
  •  Z-axis Height Control
  • No/ Transparent Bottle Detection; Collision Control

Template Connector with Adjustable Angles

  • The maximum printing length of TBC/ TB printers is 220mm; they allow to print onto objects of 40-120mm in diameter and 110-270mm in length.
  • With standard connector available, operators are free to install corresponding templates according to specific shapes, dimensions or structures of their printed objects to achieve accurate position and tightly fastening, ensuring stable high-speed rotation and quick loading/ unloading. 
  • Equipped with the angle adjustment device, it becomes easier to obtain the horizontal printing position. TBC/ TB printers will lead you to high quality final color prints, including trendy tapered open cups, neat cylindrical thermos bottles and tapers/ cylinders with threaded caps or not.


Based on an all-in-one design concept, the small and compact Print Head Maintenance Module allows automatic purging, wiping and capping for convenient unattended operation.

Positioning Sensors indicate the position of the print object and enable to quickly set the printing area, achieving efficient and precise printing.

Automatic Print Head Protection System monitors whether the print heads will be scratched or exposed to UV lights, and immediately stops the movement of the carriage in case of the emergency situations,effectively ensuring the safety of print heads.

Print System
DOD piezo electric grayscale print heads, automatic voltage and temperature control
UV-LED curing system
Ink System
UV curable C, M, Y, K, White, Varnish, and Primer inks
1L main ink tank for each color
Automatic ink supply system
Active negative pressure system
Popular desktop file formats, including JPEG, TIFF, PDF, EPS and DCS
Media Type
White/ black/ colored opaque tapers/ cylinders
Metal, paper, plastic, wood, glass, etc.
Gigabit Ethernet interface
RIP and User Interface
ColorPRINT Bottle RIP software
Color LCD Display Panel
Printer Control Software (PCS)
Operational Environment
Temperature: 16-28°C (61-82°F)
Humidity: 40-70% (Recommended)
Altitude: up to 1000m (3281ft)
Electrical: single phase 220V±10% (50/60Hz, AC); 3A; 660W
Printer Model TBC TB
Printed Object Shape Taper/ Cylinder Cylinder
Size Length: 110 - 270mm (4.33" - 10.63")
Top diameter: 40 - 120mm (1.57" - 4.72")
Bottom diameter: 40 - 120mm (1.57" - 4.72")
Length: 110 - 270mm (4.33" - 10.63")
Diameter: 40 - 120mm (1.57" - 4.72")
Rotary Degree of Object 360°
Printable Size Feeding direction (R-axis): entire surface of the objects
Print head moving direction (Y-axis): within 220mm
Printer Dimensions (W × D × H) 1373mm × 670mm × 1654mm (54.1" × 26.4" × 65.1")
Bottle Diameter Image Size Print Resolution Color Productivity
Production Mode Quality Mode
70mm (2.76") 60mm × 219.8mm (2.36" × 8.65") 600 × 900dpi CMYK 16 sec. 23 sec.
CMYK + W 20 sec. 28 sec.
CMYK + W + V 26 sec. 39 sec.
100mm × 219.8mm (3.94" × 8.65") 600 × 900dpi CMYK 22 sec. 34 sec.
CMYK + W 28 sec. 41 sec.
CMYK + W + V 37 sec. 58 sec.