Global printing industry leader Inkcups announced the release of its latest high-speed rotary inkjet printer, the X360, to the European market following a successful year of operation at commercial production facilities in the US market.

The X360 is the newest addition to the company’s overall direct-to-cylinder product line, which boasts the industry’s premier inkjet printers on a price to performance-basis. Capable of printing on tapered and straight-walled cylinders, this machine features specialized tooling for tilting conical parts to print 360 degrees. Ideal applications include metal and plastic sports bottles, candle holders, glassware, stainless steel tumblers and industrial parts such as oil filters.

The X360 delivers on-demand, full-colour printing on cylindrical parts up to 305mm (12 inches) tall with a 40mm–120mm (1.5–4.5 inches) diameter.

The machine prints CMYK plus two highly opaque UV LED-curable white inks, with an optional varnish for additional visual impact.  Additional specifications include, maximum image resolution: 900 dpi; voltage: 220VAC, 15AMP; dimensions (LxWxH): 1676.4mm (66 inches)x1549.4mm (61 inches)x1371.6mm (54 inches); compatible software: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and CorelDraw; and, four-pass print mode.

The X360 is now available for order in Europe. The system includes one full year of InkCupCare. InkCupCare covers diagnostics and remove service calls, parts and more for one year. After the first year is over, Inkcups offers various extended coverage plans.