Pails & Buckets printed on Desco equipment

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Our range of Pail & Bucket Printers

Desco Pail Printers are designed to provide high-speed continuous production. Desco's renowned high quality of construction, combined with industry leading dry offset printing heads, has always offered the ultimate in high quality and reliability for the production of all types of artwork onto buckets, pails and similar shaped containers.

Models are available to suit all levels of production requirements and every machine is available with a range of options that cannot be matched by any other manufacturer. Every machine is offered with a variety of different product handling solutions to suit individual requirements for automated feeding, nesting, de-nesting, stacking, etc. Each model is optionally available with UV drying on Mandrel (UVM).

Whatever your requirements, whether for round, oval, square or rectangular pails, Desco have the best solutions available anywhere. Every machine is customized to meet each customer's individual specifications to provide a perfect fit for your production needs.

The most effective combination of pail printer & accessories for your application can only be determined by analysis of your specific pail printing requirements. Based on our global experience of over 300 machine installations, we can supply the right solutions.

Features & Benefits

Standard Features & Benefits

ItemFeatureBenefit
1. Welded Steel Machine Base & Blanket Tower Rigid integrated structure prevents any flexing or movement of the print carriage assemblies to ensure flawless print accuracy.
2. Positive Timing throughout the Machine As a helical gear driven machine, there are less wear and tear related issues which are typically associated with timing belts and chains.
3. Flame Treating System (adjustable flame length 6-12 inches) Provides ideal levels of pre-print surface tension in the substrate material to ensure a receptive surface and optimum ink adhesion.
4. Adjustments for Print Angle, Print Height & Print Pressure Print system is easily and quickly adaptable for different sizes of container, reduces downtime.
5. Accurate Registration Printing in up to 4, 6 or 8 Colors depending on machine type High quality printing without variation from product to product.
6. All Printing in One Pass – Line, Halftone, Full Process or any combination All colors are transferred to the product in a single rotation of the offset blanket drum, thus guaranteeing registration and quality.
7. Large Diameter Form Roll to Eliminate Ghost Prevents inconsistencies in inking densities caused by the inadequate ink transfer ability of smaller diameter form rolls, ensures better overall print quality.
8. Anti-Backlash Plate Cylinder Gearing all Helical Gears Eliminates any gear marking or inconsistencies in print due to imperfect gear adjustments, providing a higher printing quality.
9. Micro Axial & Radial Plate Cylinder Adjustments Allows fast and precise adjustments for registration between colors when setting up new artworks, reduces downtime.
10. Swing-Away Ink Roll Sections Provides easy access for operators for plate mounting and for cleaning, saving time and effort.
11. Variable Speed Ink Fountain Roll Drive Motor Ensures totally consistent ink transfer every time the dance roller operates to add ink to the print head distribution rolls, provides better quality printing.
12. Swing Control Panel Allows the operator to monitor and control the machine from different positions as required, saving time and effort.
13. Full Electronic Control & Systems Monitor through PLC with Diagnostic Display Provides operators and technicians with all the necessary information and controls to run and service the machine successfully.
14. Heavy Duty Index Cam Provides precise indexing, stability during the printing operation and the durability required for 24/7 operation for years to come.
15. Safety Shielding & Guarding Prevents accidents – meets statutory requirements.

DSP-4 Four color

DSP-4 Four Color Pail Printers

The DSP-4 is our most economical and simplest system to operate and will provide consistently superior quality printing on your pails for a very low investment for many years.   If your goal is to print no more than four colors on your pails and have the ability to add automation at a later date, the DSP-4 is an ideal system that will meet your requirements.
    •    Economical 1 to 4 Color
    •    1 to 6 Gallon Pails
    •    Round, Oval, Square & Rectangular
    •    Full range of Options available
    •    DSP-4 Standard - Drying on Conveyor
    •    DSP-4-UVM with UV Drying on Mandrel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specifications

DSP-4

DSP-4-UVM

Maximum Colors 4 4
On Mandrel UV Drying No Yes
No. of Mandrels 4 6
Weight of printer 5,000 lbs (2,268 kg) 7,500 lbs (3,400 kg)
Diameter / Part Taper Diameter: 14" (350mm) max.  •  Part Taper: 15° max.
Maximum pail height 18" (460mm) max.
Printing Height & Length Height: 12" (304mm) max.   •  Length:  Magnetic Plate Drum: 37.5" (952mm) - max.  or  Pin Bar Plate: 34.5" (876mm) - max.
Pail Sizes From 1 to 6 Gallon (3.785 to 25 litre) Pails - solutions available for Round, Oval, Square and Rectangular
Power requirements - Printer All standards catered for based on Customer’s Requirements

DSP-6 six color

DSP-6 - Six Color Pail Printers

 

The DSP-6 is our mid-range pail printing system and is capable of printing in up to six colors on pails of varying sizes.  The DSP-6 will provide you with consistent service on a day-to-day basis for many years, and since all our systems are built with a “building block” concept, it can be automated in various ways, either when initially purchased, or at any time in the future.  These automation options can increase production efficiency, lower labor costs, and meet your specific production requirements.

  • 1 to 6 Color capability including FlexapexTM option
  • 1 to 6 Gallon Pails
  • Round, Oval, Square & Rectangular
  • Full range of Options & Ancillary Equipment available
  • DSP-6-UVM model with UV Drying on Mandrel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specifications

DSP-6

DSP-6-UVM

Maximum Colors 6 6
On Mandrel UV Drying No Yes
No. of Mandrels 4 6
Weight of printer 15,000 lbs (6,800 kg) 18,000 lbs (8,160 kg)
Diameter / Part Taper Diameter: 14" (350mm) max.  •  Part Taper: 15° max.
Maximum pail height 18" (460mm) max.
Printing Height & Length Height: 12" (304mm) max.   •  Length:  Magnetic Plate Drum: 37.5" (952mm) - max.  or  Pin Bar Plate: 34.5" (876mm) - max.
Pail Sizes From 1 to 6 Gallon (3.785 to 25 litre) Pails - solutions available for Round, Oval, Square and Rectangular
Power requirements - Printer All standards catered for based on Customer’s Requirements

DSP-8 Eight Color

DSP-8 - Eight Color Pail Printers

DHDP8 Pail Printer from Desco

The DSP-8 is capable of printing in up to eight colors, including half-tones, fine line, full process or any combination required.  It is modular in design and many different features and types of automation can be incorporated in the system to meet your production demands, either now or at a later date.

The DSP-8 is our top of the range  “work horse” and will continually provide superior quality trouble-free decorating of your pails for many years.  It is sure to become the busiest and highest producing machine in your facility. The DSP-8 can be supplied with UV Drying on Mandrel (UVM).

  • 1 to 8 Color capability including FlexapexTM option
  • 1 to 6 Gallon Pails
  • Round, Oval, Square & Rectangular
  • Full range of Options & Ancillary Equipment available
  • DSP-8-UVM model with UV Drying on Mandrel
  • Solid mandrels

 

 

 

 

Specifications

DSP-8

DSP-8-UVM

Maximum Colors 8 8
On Mandrel UV Drying No Yes
No. of Mandrels 4 6
Weight of printer 18,000 lbs (8,160 kg) 27,000 lbs (12,250 kg)
Diameter / Part Taper Diameter: 14" (350mm) max.  •  Part Taper: 15° max.
Maximum pail height 18" (460mm) max.
Printing Height & Length Height: 12" (304mm) max.   •  Length:  Magnetic Plate Drum: 37.5" (952mm) - max.  or  Pin Bar Plate: 34.5" (876mm) - max.
Pail Sizes From 1 to 6 Gallon (3.785 to 25 litre) Pails - solutions available for Round, Oval, Square and Rectangular
Power requirements - Printer All standards catered for based on Customer’s Requirements

Options & Ancillary Equipment

Options & Ancillary Equipment

OptionsDSP-4DSP-4-UVMDSP-6DSP-6-UVMDSP-8DSP-8-UVM
Flexapex™ Near Silkscreen Print Quality Color Heads Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Feeding System with Inventory System Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DESCO Automatic Feeder System with Vacuum Pick-Off Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Solid Mandrels – Quick Changeover Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adjustable Mandrel System – Adjusts to Variable Sidewall Thickness, 3 Gallon and up Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Air/Vacuum Hold-On System Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pre-Orientation System, minimizes stress to handle lugs Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Orientator System, permits printing in register between handle lugs Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Special Ink Roll System with 12-Inch Form Roll Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Magnetic or Mechanical Handle Holders Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vacuum Destaticizer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Magnetic or Clamp Style Plate Cylinders Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
On/Off Form Roller & Plate Cylinder Control by PLC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Running Registration for quick print adjustment Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ultraviolet or Infrared Curing Conveyor System Yes No Yes No Yes No
Automatic Restacker and Inventory System Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Computerized Control System (CCS) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Computerized Product Sizing System, product height, taper & diameter Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Clearcoat Station with second UV Dryer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Corona Treater Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
No Pail No Print Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PICS Ink Distribution System - replaces normal ink fountain Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auto agitator for ink fountain Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Auto Inspection Station Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

FlexapexTM

FlexapexTM - near silkscreen quality offset print

FlexapexFlexapexTM combines the benefits of flexographic and offset print technologies.  It utilizes UV cured liquid inks and permits the laying down of up to 5 times the amount of ink that is possible with conventional dry offset printing, enabling the transfer of substantially heavier ink films.

FlexapexTM allows improved solids and more definite, crisper images wherever density is needed. A further benefit of the FlexapexTM process is highly predictable quality and density repeatability on re-runs.

FlexapexTM conversion print heads are available as an option on new machines and as a retrofit for existing machinery in the field.

Flexapex for Desco and other Printers