Chocolate and Confectionary Printing

Printing Your Chocolate and Transfer Sheets Has Never Been So Simple!

Chocolates can be decorated through the screen printing process to create fantastic opaque and custom designs. For higher volumes, it is typically done by printing the desired image with cocoa butter and food coloring onto transfer sheets. The Model F1 can be outfitted with a vacuum table for the transfer sheet during printing to keep it from sticking to the screen during a print cycle and automatically releases it afterwards.

The cocoa butter is of our own formulation and maintains consistency while printing, rather than drying to the screen as typical cocoa butter does. The Model F1 is outfitted with a heating system to maintain cocoa butter consistency for uniform prints on product runs. The images for many chocolates are printed onto a transfer sheet and the chocolate mold will pick up the printed image. The alternative is to print the colored cocoa butter directly onto chocolates in which case they are loaded directly onto the screen printer. Please refer to the video on the right for footage of printing directly on chocolate and eating the printed results.

Multicolor printing is possible as well. Systematic Automation provides cooling conveyors to solidify the cocoa butter between each print. You also have the option of having a chilled vacuum table or tooling plate to keep the chocolate substrate solid while printing multicolor. Automatic systems can be manufactured to your specification.

Engineering Features

  • 100% manufactured in USA.
  • Heating system for cocoa butter printing consistency
  • Independent flood bar & squeegee speed/height adjustment.
  • Universal screen mounting.
  • Hinged rear screen frame holder to provide quick access to screen, squeegee and flood bar without losing registration.
  • Quick release squeegee holder and flood bar assembly.
  • Aluminum tooling plate base ground flat within +/- .001” (.025 mm).
  • Micro-adjust knobs located on X,Y location of tooling plate.
  • Smooth, quiet operation.
  • 100% air operation.
  • Pneumatic system cannot overload, burn out, or become obsolete.
  • Machine tool quality and durability.
  • Stainless steel air cylinders.
  • Hardened, ground, and polished shafts with linear ball bearings ­rated at over 300 million cycles.
  • Carriage closes with minimal force for operator safety.

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