Ruco Printing Inks

Ruco Printing Inks

AutoTran, Inc. is a major distributor for RUCO USA Printing inks. RUCO offers a comprehensive range of pad and screen printing inks that have especially been developed and optimised with regard to the different demands placed by the multitude of different industries that apply. For instance, user-friendly inks are available for the toy industry that meet the stringent specifications of the European norm for toys DIN EN 71 and offer the additional advantage of being free from cyclohexanones and aromatic compounds.

Further ink series with excellent chemical and mechanical resistances as well as outstanding adhesion characteristics on a large variety of substrates can be supplied for all kinds of different industrial applications. RUCO's basic ink mixing system, consisting of 12 basic colors, which can be used to achieve a wide range of different shades. Please visit www.ruco-inks.com for more information and specs on all RUCO printing products.

T- 25 Ink Series

This glossy, physically drying pad printing ink exhibits good mechanical and chemical resistance. The inks of T-25 are light fast, weather resistant and guarantee high oapacity.

Usage Instructions:

Add 20% 100-VR-1260 Adhesion Modifier prior to printing
Pad Printing: Add 15 - 20% 100-VR-1370 Thinner
Screen Printing: Add 15 - 20% 100-VR-1379 Retarder
Curing: Air dry within 1 hour or exposure to heat at 180 degrees F for 5 minutes

*May be ordered with the Adhesion Modifier pre-mixed since the pot-life is not diminished when added. When the AM has been added at the factory, the part number on the can will have the letters "AM" included.


T- 40 Ink Series

The new T40 Series of one and two component inks has been designed for universal use. Free from cyclohexanone and aromatic compounds, it offers excellent chemical and mechanical resistance as well as high elasticity. The formulation of the new series takes into account the latest demands placed on modern, eco-friendly and technically exacting printing inks.

Usage Instructions:

Pad Printing: Add 15 - 20% 100-VR-1279 Thinner (When using as 2-component add 10% 100-VR-1420 Hardener)
Screen Printing: Add 15 - 20% 100-VR-1406 Retarder (When using as 2-component add 10% 100-VR-1420 Hardener)
Curing: Air dry within 1 hour or exposure to heat at 180 degrees F for 5 minutes


10-KK Ink Series

High-gloss, two-component screen printing ink for printing pretreated polyolefins (polyethylene, polypropylene), polyamide, polycarbonate, thermosets, glass, metal, wood, ceramics and other hard materials. Very smooth flow, good permanent flexibility and rapid touch/complete drying are the key properties of these physically drying, reactive-curing inks. Ink series 10 KK is resistant to oils, fats, alcohol, wetting agents, acids, weak alkalis and most solvents. It is not resistant to phenol-containing fill products.

Usage Instructions for Glass/Ceramics/Metals:

Pad Printing: Add 15 - 20% 35696 Thinner and 20% 100-VR-1286 Hardener
Screen Printing: Add 15 - 20% 38693 Retarder and 20% 100-VR-1286 Hardener
Curing: Heat at 300°F for 15 minutes

Usage Instructions for Plastics:

Pad Printing: Add 15 - 20% 38571 Thinner and 20% 37172 Hardener
Screen Printing: Add 15 - 20% 34392 Retarder and 20% 37172 Hardener
Curing: Air dry within 1 hour or exposure to heat at 180°F for 5 minutes


110-GE Ink Series

One component ink for screen and pad printing on glass and ceramics as well as metal and thermosets. This glossy, physically drying and chemical reactive screen printing ink exhibits very good mechanical and chemical resistance, as well as a good flexibility. The final oven curing is required for the chemical hardening process and assumption for the above mentioned resistance.

Usage Instructions:

Pad Printing: Add 15 - 20% 35696 Thinner and 5% 100-VR-1294 Adhesion Modifier
Screen Printing: Add 15 - 20% #11 Retarder and 5% 100-VR-1294 Adhesion Modifier
Curing: Heat at 300°F for 15 minutes for glass, ceramics; for metals, 200°F for 5 - 7 minutes is recommended.

*When the 100-VR-1294 Adhesion Modifier is added to the ink the pot life is approximately 36-48 hours.

*Please allow 24 hours for complete post-cure.


110-ZK Ink Series

For metal substrates. High gloss, flexibility and opacity. Excellent flow. Physically drying, chemically-reactive hardening.

Usage Instructions:

Pad Printing: Add 15 - 20% 38571 Thinnerand 50% FL-1484 Hardener
Screen Printing: Add 15 - 20% #11 Retarder and 50% FL-1484 Hardener
Curing: Heat at 300°F for 15 minutes

*Please allow 24 hours for complete post-cure


180-PE Ink Series

Universally suitable, glossy one- or two-component screen printing ink for printing pretreated polyolefins (polyethylene, polypropylene), unplasticized PVC, polystyrene, ABS, acrylic sheet, polycarbonate, polyurethane, polyamide and metal. Rapid drying, optimum printability and good blocking and impact resistance are the key properties of these physically drying, reactive-curing inks. Ink series 180 PE is resistant to oils, fats, alcohol, wetting agents and solvents.

Usage Instructions for Metals:

Pad Printing: Add 15 - 20% 35696 Thinner and 5% 100-VR-1294 Adhesion Modifier
Screen Printing: Add 15 - 20% #11 Retarder and 5% 100-VR-1294 Adhesion Modifier
Curing: Air dry within 1 hour, or heat at 200°F for 5 minutes

Usage Instructions for Plastics:

Pad Printing: Add 15 - 20% 38472 Thinner and 10 - 20% 37172 Hardener
Screen Printing: Add 15 - 20% #11 Retarder and 10 - 20% 37172 Hardener
Curing: Air dry within 1 hour, or heat at 175°F for 5 minutes


31-VC Ink Series

For pad and screenprinting PVC and other flexible substrates. High opacity. Excellent flow.

Usage Instructions for PVC/Vinyl:

Pad Printing: Add 15 - 20% 38472 Thinner
Screen Printing: Add 15 - 20% #11 Retarder
Curing: Air dry within 1 hour or Heat at 150°F for 2-3 min.

Usage Instructions for Stress Balls:

Pad Printing: Add 15-20% 38472 Thinner
Screen Printing: Add 15-20% #11 Retarder
Curing: Air dry within 1 hour or heat at 150°F for 2-3 min.

*When ordering ink for printing stress balls please specify the special "SP" formulation with specific additive for better adhesion to highly plasticized materials.


380-DD Ink Series

Versatile two component ink for screen printing on acrylic glass, lacquered surfaces, metal, pre-treated polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP). This glossy, physically drying and chemical reactive screen printing ink exhibits very high mechanical and chemical resistance, as well as a good flexibility. The color shades of 380 DD are weather resistant and guarantee high opacity. A special product test is recommended prior to production.

Usage Instructions:

Pad Printing: Add 15 - 20% 38571 Thinner and 50% 37172 Hardener
Screen Printing: Add 15 - 20% #11 Retarder and 50% 37172 Hardener
Curing: Heat at 300°F for 15 minutes

*Please allow 24 hours for complete post-cure.


450-JK Ink Series

Universally suitable, glossy, one-component screen printing ink for printing unplasticized and plasticized PVC, ABS, acrylic sheet, polystyrene, polyamide, polycarbonate, polyester, paper and cardboard. Good abrasion, blocking, cutting and punching resistance as well as stacking and thermoforming resistance are the key properties of these physically drying inks. Ink series 450 JK is lightfast, weatherproof and resistant to oils, fats and alcohol.

Usage Instructions:

Pad Printing: Add 15 - 20% 38472 Thinner
Screen Printing: Add 15 - 20% #11 Retarder
Curing: Air dry within 1 hour, or heat at 175°F for 5 minutes

*This series also shows good resistance to untreated PP material with the addition of 20% 100-VR-1260 Adhesion Modifier


700-ST Ink Series

High-gloss, two-component screen printing ink for printing pretreated polyolefin (polyethylene, polypropylene), unplasticized PVC, PET and other plastic containers. Rapid drying, very good printability and good blocking and impact resistance are the key properties of these physically drying, reactive-curing inks. Ink series 700 ST is resistant to oils, fats, alcohol, wetting agents and solvents but has limited resistance to alcohol-containing fill products.

Usage Instructions:

Pad Printing: Add 15 - 20% 38472 Thinner and 10 - 20% SE-5214 Hardener
Screen Printing: Add 15 - 20% #11 Retarder and 10 - 20% SE-5214 Hardener
Curing: Air dry within 1 hour, or heat at 175°F for 5 minutes

AT-300 Series Product Info

  • AT 300 Specs
  • AT 300CS Specs
  • AT-300PS2 Specs
  • AT-300S2 Specs
  • AT-300S3 Specs
  • AT-300S4 Specs
  • AT 300X2 Specs
  • AT-300 Galleries
  • AT-300 Videos

   CLICK HERE to download the AT-300 Info Sheet as a PDF...

AT-300 1-Color Pad Printer

  •    Easy operation panel with LCD

  •    Quick adjusting XYR base, accurate color registration

  •    Easy clean ink cup, quick plate change

  •    XYZR adjustable worktable

  •    SMC or Festo Pneumatics

  •    CE Safety Operation

Options

  •    Auto pad cleaning

  •    Hot air dryer

  •    Motor driven indexing table

  •    Auto flame treatment

Tech Data

  •   Ink Cup Diameter: 2.5”, 3.5”

  •   Maximum printing diameter: 2.25”, 3.25”, 4.75"

  •   Pad stroke: 7”

  •   Plate size: 4“ x 9”

  •   Max. printing speed: 2000pcs/h

  •   Net weight: 220 lbs

  •   Power : 220/110 V - 3A- 50-60Hz

  •   Machine size” 1.9’ x 2.05’ x 4.3’

  •   Gross weight: 308 lbs.
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   CLICK HERE to download the AT-300CS Info Sheet as a PDF...

AT-300CS 1-Color Pad Printer with Sliding Ink Cup

  •    Easy operation panel with LCD

  •    Quick adjusting XYR base, accurate color registration

  •    Easy clean ink cup, quick plate change

  •    XYZR adjustable worktable

  •    SMC or Festo Pneumatics

  •    CE Safety Operation

Options

  •    Auto pad cleaning

  •    Hot air dryer

  •    Auto flame treatment

Tech Data

  •   Ink Cup Diameter: 2.5”, 3.5”

  •   Maximum printing diameter: 2.25 x 15”, 3.25 x 15”

  •   Pad stroke: 6.75”

  •   Plate size: 4“ x 24”, 4" x 28"

  •   Max. printing speed: 1000pcs/h

  •   Net weight: 220 lbs

  •   Power : 220/110 V - 3A- 50-60Hz

  •   Machine size” 2.83’ x 2.95’ x 5.2’

  •   Gross weight: 308 lbs.
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   CLICK HERE to download the AT-300PS2 Info Sheet as a PDF...

AT-300PS2 2-Color Pad Printer with Pad Shuttle

  •    Easy operation panel with LCD

  •    Quick adjusting XYR base, accurate color registration

  •    Easy clean ink cup, quick plate change

  •    XYZR adjustable worktable

  •    SMC or Festo Pneumatics

  •    CE Safety Operation

Options

  •    Auto pad cleaning

  •    Hot air dryer

  •    Motor driven indexing table

  •    Auto flame treatment

  •    Independent pads up/down

Tech Data

  •   Ink Cup Diameter: 2.5”, 3.5”

  •   Maximum printing diameter: 2.25”, 3.25”, 4.75"

  •   Pad stroke: 7”

  •   Plate size: 4“ x 9”, 6" x 12"

  •   Max. printing speed: 1200pcs/h

  •   Net weight: 220 lbs

  •   Power : 220/110 V - 3A- 50-60Hz

  •   Machine size” 2.75’ x 1.9’ x 4.36’

  •   Gross weight: 287 lbs.
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   CLICK HERE to download the AT-300S2 Info Sheet as a PDF...

AT-300S2 2-Color Pad Printer with Part Shuttle

  •    Easy operation panel with LCD

  •    Quick adjusting XYR base, accurate color registration

  •    Easy clean ink cup, quick plate change

  •    XYZR adjustable worktable

  •    SMC or Festo Pneumatics

  •    CE Safety Operation

Options

  •    Auto pad cleaning

  •    Hot air dryer

  •    Motor driven indexing table

  •    Auto flame treatment

  •    Independent pads up/down

Tech Data

  •   Ink Cup Diameter: 2.5”, 3.5, 5"”

  •   Maximum printing diameter: 2.25”, 3.25”, 4.75"

  •   Pad stroke: 7”

  •   Plate size: 4“ x 9”, 6" x 12"

  •   Max. printing speed: 1200pcs/h

  •   Net weight: 220 lbs

  •   Power : 220/110 V - 3A- 50-60Hz

  •   Machine size” 2.75’ x 1.9’ x 4.36’

  •   Gross weight: 287 lbs.
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   CLICK HERE to download the AT-300S3 Info Sheet as a PDF...

AT-300S3 3-Color Pad Printer with Part Shuttle

  •    Easy operation panel with LCD

  •    Quick adjusting XYR base, accurate color registration

  •    Easy clean ink cup, quick plate change

  •    XYZR adjustable worktable

  •    Motor driven shuttle, accurate color registration

  •    SMC or Festo Pneumatics

  •    CE Safety Operation

Options

  •    Auto pad cleaning

  •    Hot air dryer

  •    Auto flame treatment

  •    Independent pads up/down

Tech Data

  •   Ink Cup Diameter: 2.5”, 3.5, 5"”

  •   Maximum printing diameter: 2.25”, 3.25”, 4.75"

  •   Pad stroke: 7”

  •   Plate size: 4“ x 9”, 6" x 12"

  •   Max. printing speed: 800pcs/h

  •   Net weight: 330 lbs

  •   Power : 220/110 V - 3A- 50-60Hz

  •   Machine size” 3.4’ x 2.75’ x 4.7’

  •   Gross weight: 420 lbs.
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   CLICK HERE to download the AT-300S4 Info Sheet as a PDF...

AT-300S4 4-Color Pad Printer with Part Shuttle

  •    Easy operation panel with LCD

  •    Quick adjusting XYR base, accurate color registration

  •    Easy clean ink cup, quick plate change

  •    XYZR adjustable worktable

  •    Motor driven shuttle, accurate color registration

  •    SMC or Festo Pneumatics

  •    CE Safety Operation

Options

  •    Auto pad cleaning

  •    Hot air dryer

  •    Auto flame treatment

  •    Independent pads up/down

Tech Data

  •   Ink Cup Diameter: 2.5”, 3.5, 5"”

  •   Maximum printing diameter: 2.25”, 3.25”, 4.75"

  •   Pad stroke: 7”

  •   Plate size: 4“ x 9”, 6" x 12"

  •   Max. printing speed: 800pcs/h

  •   Net weight: 330 lbs

  •   Power : 220/110 V - 3A- 50-60Hz

  •   Machine size” 3.4’ x 2.75’ x 4.7’

  •   Gross weight: 420 lbs.
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   CLICK HERE to download the AT-300X2 Info Sheet as a PDF...

AT-300X2 2-Color Pad Printer with Indexing Table

  •    Easy operation panel with LCD

  •    Quick adjusting XYR base, accurate color registration

  •    Easy clean ink cup, quick plate change

  •    XYZR adjustable worktable

  •    SMC or Festo Pneumatics

  •    CE Safety Operation

Options

  •    Auto pad cleaning

  •    Hot air dryer

  •    Auto flame treatment

  •    Independent pads up/down

Tech Data

  •   Ink Cup Diameter: 2.5”, 3.5, 5"”

  •   Maximum printing diameter: 2.25”, 3.25”, 4.75"

  •   Pad stroke: 7”

  •   Plate size: 4“ x 9”, 6" x 12"

  •   Max. printing speed: 1200pcs/h

  •   Net weight: 400 lbs

  •   Power : 220/110 V - 3A- 50-60Hz

  •   Machine size” 2.75’ x 1.9’ x 4.36’

  •   Gross weight: 286 lbs.
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AT-300

AT-300CS

AT-300PS2

AT-300S2

AT-300S3

AT-300S4

AT-300X2

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