A 6 color high speed system designed to enhance the aesthetic value of your product - discover the world of unparalleled print quality.

C-506C Can, Cup and Tube PrinterThe C-506 utilizes mandrels to support flexible or rigid parts to allow printing on their full length, and 360 degrees around. Parts commonly printed on the C-506 include:

• Cans • Bottles • Cartridges • Containers • Cups • Tubes

Whether you are looking for high quality printing on metal or plastic; cups, cans, containers or tubes, the Apex C-506 consistently delivers the solution. Capable of printing both rigid and flexible cylindrical parts with a copy length of up to 12 inches.

The C-506 can incorporate a range of feeders, pre-treaters, cleaning systems, decoration units, dryers, coaters and unloading systems. Moreover, the system can also integrate automatic capping stations, side seam detectors as well as our revolutionary and recently developed Quick Change features.

Interfaced within are the appropriate:

Feeder / Loader
The feeding of your components to the system can be simple or sophisticated, depending on your specific production requirements. Typically, hoppers and bowl feeds are utilized for smaller components whereas inline conveyors and chutes are used for larger parts.

Gas treaters or corona discharge units are most often used to pre-treat parts to remove any excess lubricants or contaminants that might hinder the highest print quality and adhesion. Additional cleaning options include de-ionized air jet systems as well as static eliminators to assist in superior lay down of ink. Any of these cleaning systems can be integrated in the C-506 and each is available in a variety of formats to suit each customer’s unique requirements.

Decoration Unit
Any decoration technology can be integrated in the C-506. For multi-color applications, we recommend either dry offset print, which can be supplied in different widths with up to six color printing heads or, where high density colors are required, our FlexApex system can be used either on its own or in combination with dry offset. For overcoating applications, we suggest rotary silk screening, rotary hot stamping, letterflex or flexographic printing, with each type specifically designed and interfaced to suit your requirements.

Forced hot air, infrared, convection and ultraviolet curing styles of drying can be supplied to cure the appropriate ink for each customer’s specific needs.

Quick Change Features
Apex has developed industry revolutionizing technology that allows for a 6 color ink and plate change in just minutes, thereby nearly eliminating downtime. With the market trend moving towards shorter and shorter runs of production, this optional feature has proved to be decisive in justifying ROI’s for our clients, many of whom have been experiencing huge downtimes.

As with all Apex machines, we tailor each one to suit the individual customer's specification and requirements.


Detailed machine information, specifications and, in many cases, videos are available on request once we have the basic details of your application and requirements to enable us to select and supply the most relevant information and recommendations. Please click below to submit a request for additional information. We will be very pleased to provide you further information and assistance.

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