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Old 04-13-2019, 07:16 AM   #1
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From the little I could find out this printing machine is from Lian Yi printing. And for all I know this could be old and boring. But it's the first time I've seen it. What is most amazing to me is the precision with which the squishy stamp gets inked. If it didn't come down perfectly to pick up the design, the residual from the previous stamp would muddy the result.

   
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One of those ideas that, on the face of it, makes you think it couldn't POSSIBLY work.

Amazing!

   
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Yes, that should not really work. But it does! Pretty cool.

   
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It is indeed quite cool...'-}}



There is a program shown on PBS' "Create TV" called "Make it Artsy" and an episode the other day showed marbleizing colors that works with tap water. You fill a bowl or other wide-topped container with tap water, shake in the different colored special inks into the container, swirl the inks around using a skewer and then lay an object (paper, rock, buttons, leather, glass, wood-basically just about anything) on top of the ink/water, wait a second or two and lift the object out and the object is covered in the swirled colors...


It was pretty slick so after seeing that, using this squisy blobby thing to print on stuff seems perfectly reasonable...'-}}




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There is one of them printing four colors, one of which is near white to make a green ceramic white. But instead of posting that, here's one of them printing a dud (it's not centered). It also shows the plate being placed on the press by hand, which makes me wonder if this is just for a quick demo, or whether it can automate that part.

Anyway, maybe I'll buy some marshmallows and try this at home.

   
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andrew: or whether it can automate that part.
I could argue it either way but I'll bet they are hand-placed...



>>Anyway, maybe I'll buy some marshmallows and try this at home.

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If you use food colouring you could always enjoy them afterwards...

   
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Definitely the way to go...'-}}



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I've been in a ceramics factory in Japan where they make pieces for all manner of well-known brands (Mikasa, Disney, lots of others). Pretty sure they had a way of placing the wares accurately via robot arms with suction cups/vacuum lines.

That'd probably eat the marshmallows, so don't try it at home, Andrew.

   
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