Ink dot inks used for spray gun machines

Spray gun machine technology is used as an ideal solution for the application of ink dot ink. These industrial machines can be applied in many industries from food packaging and automobile panels among others. It is popular for spray gun machines to be used within the can making industry. Hundreds of different products come in cans. They are popular as they are the most recycled package and the finest choice for packaging your product. These machines can be used to apply ink on both aluminum and steel cans. A wide variety of ink colors can be utilized by spray gun machines which can be easily identified by camera systems for line spray recognition purposes.

The importance of selecting a spray-machine identification system for container coating operations

When selecting a spray gun machine high speed and precision are important during application to ensure accuracy. The non-contact process of spraying ink onto the substrate ensures a hygienic production. Quality manufacturing should also allow a cost-efficient process.

Cans with unacceptable metal exposure must be recoated or scrapped. As a result, production must be stopped to identify which spray machine is producing the rejects. This stops production time and can be a major setback to companies with a high demand product line. Consequently, it can lower productivity and be costly to the business.

Therefore, it is important to select a machine that can quickly monitor and identify malfunctioning spray machines on the coating line so you can immediately identify the source of these unacceptable coatings.

Ink dot ink types

This is a specialty ink. There are many ink dot types used in the can making industry however the following are the most popular:

  • Dye Based Ink Dot Inks
  • Pigment Based Ink Dot Inks
  • UV Ink Dot Inks

Dye Based Ink Dot Inks

These inks are commonly used within the can making industry. They can be used on production lines where there are no more than 6 different colors required. Dye-based inks are transparent as result colors can often be mistaken for other similar colors. This can create issues for camera or vision systems that are used to identify different colors on the line.

UV Ink Dot Inks

UV inks are used in applications where an invisible ink dot is required. This ink is only visible when a back-light is shone on the can.

Pigment Based Ink Dot Inks

These inks are used on lines where more than 6 different colors are required. Due to using a pigment base these inks are more opaque, therefore a wider range of colors can be used and easily identified by camera/vision systems. The Needham Group is the only producer in the world of pigment based ink dot inks.

There is important to select the correct ink dot ink for your specific needs as this could greatly influence production and the outcome of the product. Read find out more about these inks that can be utilized by spray gun machines for application in the can making industry.

Using Instagram Bots to market your brand and grow your Instagram account

All social media platforms have businesses and Internet savvy entrepreneurs using them to launch marketing campaigns in order to build their businesses, brands and personal profiles. Instagram is currently very popular and believed to be the most effective at doing this as it allows businesses the ability to interact with your followers on a very personal level. Marketing on Instagram can be a very tedious and time-consuming process. That is why they have sought the help of automated Bot services to help manage and optimize their accounts.

Your account must have followers if you are intending on growing your brand:

The hardest part is to get users from your target audience or related profiles to follow your account. The best way to get users to follow your profile is to engage with them.

It can be quite tedious and time-consuming even when using the best and most popular methods for gaining followers.

Many will use the ‘follow, like, comment’ approach to gain more followers. The first step would be to follow accounts that are relevant to yours or follow users that follow other accounts similar you yours.

Then you can engage with them by liking their content and commenting on their posts. The idea is that they would reply, check out your account and follow you back. This method is effective, however, it is very time consuming and there is no guarantee that targeted users will follow you back.

An automated service will help:

That is why an Instagram bot is the perfect tool to interact with users and help you gain followers, thus consequently build and expose your brand or personal profile awareness.

This automated service will use the same ‘follow, like, comment’ approach on autopilot. It is a more time-efficient approach that will allow you to engage with followers without spending all your time doing it manually.

Instagram does not support the use of Bots:

Many Instagram users have used Bots and enjoyed successful results, However, Instagram has made it known that it is against the use of Bots. It views this method as non-organic when growing your account.

This has caused a major problem for Bot users and led to controversy when Instagram decided to crackdown on Bots. As a result, many of the leading Bots got shut down having an effect on both business and personal user accounts leaving these Bot users angry and wondering what to do next.

There are still many Bots available in 2018:

The good news is it is only the start of 2018 and there have been many new Bot services on the market.  However, many users are wondering which one to invest in to continue the growth of their accounts. Current Bots on the market include:

    • Follow Adder
    • InstaQ
    • Instato

The top Bot currently on the market is FollowAdder. It survived Instagrams recent crackdown and thus is viewed as a safe and reliable Bot. It has all of the typical features that Bots usually have along with some additional bonus features. Some of the best advantages of using FollowAdder is that it allows you to schedule your posts to look as natural as possible and avoid looking like spam.  Check out for a full review of Follow Adder. It has a free trial that you can take advantage of before deciding to fully commit to it.

7 of the Best-Selling Vinyl Albums of All-Time

7 of the Best-Selling Vinyl Albums of All-Time

Music is the universal language that can touch people of all races, creeds, sexes, religions, and nationalities. Music is that language that we all can understand, no matter where we come from. Throughout time, there have been artists that have been able to captivate the entire world with every note they played or every word they sang.

Listening to a vinyl album is an experience in it of itself. It’s a nostalgic thing that takes people back to a different time in their memories. is a great place to find a nostalgic record player with all the amenities of modern technology, to match the fun of a record player. Here are some great ideas for some albums that should be in your collection.

Music is a direct reflection of times in which it was produced. These artists were the voices of their generations, and their times, and for these reasons these 7 albums are a few of the best-selling vinyl albums of all-time.


This release from the “King of Pop” turned the music world upside down. Michael Jackson cemented himself as an American music icon. The greatest selling artist of all time is beloved by fans all over the world. “Thriller” was released in 1982, and it 1984 it took over the Grammys. “Thriller” won 8 Grammys, including the coveted Album of the Year Award. “Thriller” has sold around 66 million copies worldwide.

“Back in Black”

The Australian rock band AC/DC was the epitome of the age of “sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll.” They released “Back in Black” in 1980 and it has since sold more than 50 million copies across the globe. Earlier that year, lead singer Bon Scott died and instead of cancelling, this would become the first album with Brian Johnson as the singer. This album made sure to secure a place in music history for AC/DC.

“Dark Side of the Moon”

“Dark Side of the Moon” was released in 1973, after Pink Floyd recorded the album at the famed Abbey Road Studios, in London. This British rock band made more impact on the world than just their music. Their music was a reflection on the time, done in a timeless way. In 2013, the “Dark Side of the Moon” album was added into the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress because the album was considered to be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

“Bat out of Hell”

Meatloaf released “Bat out of Hell” in 1977 under Epic records. This album instantly became a hit and over time it evolved in to one of rock’s most iconic albums. It has sold over 43 million albums, to date, and has been certified platinum 14 times. In 2017, a play debuted that was solely based on the “Bat out of Hell” album. That is an honor that not many musicians receive.

“Saturday Night Fever”

This was the soundtrack to the movie “Saturday Night Fever” that was released in 1977, starring the legendary John Travolta. This movie and soundtrack came to be recognized as representing an entire generation of young people in America. The album spent nearly two years at the top of the charts and to date has sold. This album has been added to the National Recording Registry because of its’ cultural significance.


Fleetwood Mac was a British-American band who showed longevity over their careers. “Rumours” was their 11th studio album and, ultimately their most popular. The album was released in 1977 (It was a great year for music), and has since sold over 40 million copies and been certified diamond in multiple coutries. In 1978, “Rumors” won Album of the Year over nominees like Steely Dan and The Eagles.

“Led Zeppelin IV”

This album is considered, by critics and artist alike, as one of the greatest rock albums of all-time. Led Zeppelin released “Led Zeppelin IV” in 1971 after a not-so-hot showing from their previous album. That would not be the case for this one. The album went on to sell more than 37 million copies around the world, to date. It was certified 23 times platinum in the United States and 2 times diamond in Canada.

In Summary

Listening to music can be an all-encompassing ritual for cleaning the house or for meditation. From the old school vinyl album to the classic sound that it produces, it can relax the mind and transport you to the happy memories that life has provided. Classic hits will bring back the memories of the world at the time, special occasions, or that one funny moment with a friend that you always think of when you hear a particular song. Not only does music take you back to that time, it is a direct reflection of the culture that produced it.

Why Photo Identification is Important

Why Photo Identification is Important

When the Best Man Plans the Bachelor Party


When you’re asked to be the Best Man for someone’s wedding, that job comes with serious responsibilities. Sure, it looks like it’s all fun and games, but I’m here to tell you that it’s a lot of hard work.

So, my best friend finally asked his long-time girlfriend. Of course, she said yes. She’d been dropping hints for years. Don’t tell her I said this, but I think sheer stubbornness caused her to wear him down.

Don’t get me wrong. I think she’s a wonderful match for my best friend. But any woman willing to wait a decade for a man to come around is either the most patient creature ever or she’s stubborn.

I’ve always been honest with my girlfriends. Anyone looking for a ring will be sorely disappointed. I just don’t plan on getting married, and I don’t want to raise anyone’s hopes.

But I digress. Let’s get back to my best friend’s wedding plans.

Naturally, my best friend asked me to be in his wedding. I agreed without hesitation. Are you kidding me? We basically experienced everything together, so of course I’d want to be part of his special day.

Things were going well until he offhandedly asked me about the bachelor party plans. Wait. Was I supposed to plan that? I rattled off something about girls in minimal clothing serving us cocktails and partying in Costa Rica.

Surprisingly, he didn’t want to do that. Instead he wanted to go on a weeklong camping trip and play paintball.

All I could do was stare at him because it sounds so tame compared to the antics we used to get up to in college.

But I shrugged in acceptance. It was his wedding, so he could do whatever he wanted for his bachelor party.

Later on, I discovered that his fiancée would also have her bachelorette party at the same time. It was highly likely that her group would join us at some point, which made sense why my best friend nixed my first idea.

I wasn’t so keen on being without my creature comforts for a week, but at least I could pick out the campgrounds and such.

I found the perfect luxury cabin for our guys retreat. My best friend wanted something more in the way of pitching tents under the open sky and cooking our food over campfires, but I convinced him that the cabin was a better idea, especially if the girls decided to stop by.

Once the cabin was booked, I planned out the paintball excursion we’d have there. I found a great place that allowed us to use their fields and bring our own paintballs.

I thought it would be a great idea for all of us to have matching tactical vests. Of course, I’d differentiate the groom’s vest with some sort of patch or personalization.

I found a great site that helped me narrow my choices, although it was hard to reach a decision. There were so many cool options. If you’re into tactical type activities or you’re in the military or law enforcement, check out this site.

By the time the day came, I’d made lots of phone calls and had taken care of details that I usually took for granted. We were all looking forward to this week away.

The luxury cabin was definitely a highlight of the trip. If I could go camping like this all the time, I’d never hate the outdoors again. Our cabin felt more like a home, and each of us had our own bedroom and bathroom. We were able to fish, hike, and ride our mountain bikes and then crash in our cabin. It was a great way to stay active and hang out with each other.

Our paintball day was a blast too. We all have the bruises to prove it. My best friend especially enjoyed his vest. We plan on doing this more often before he gets married.

On our last night, the ladies joined us. We all relaxed at our cabin, sharing stories and enjoying the blazing fireplace. There was a game we played that was supposed to predict who would get married next. Everyone was amused when I was the “winner.”  

Overall, it was a great week, but I never want to plan this again. My respect for party planners increased by a good margin.


Impressions Matter – the Shure Beta 58A

As a recording artist, I always marvel at the way I use the various instruments to my advantage. The sound that comes out of these instruments adds to my voice, and the result is just awesome. Right before I delved into music, one of my mentors told me the only way to get awesome music is to use only the best equipment. One such mic that I found to be top of the pack is the Shure Beta 58A mic.

This mic is a handheld dynamic microphone ideal for both male and female voices, whether you are belting out a slow, romantic melody or hitting the highs in a rock and roll tune, this mic is the king.

First Impression

When I first opened the box, the weight only made me think no way such a light mic could give me the punch I needed but I was wrong. The design is awesome, and it fits my hand so perfectly. Apart from a great design, you can hammer nails with it (not literally, of course) because it is hardy and withstands the test of harsh conditions.

The first thing I noticed about the Shure Beta 58A is the high, crispy clear sound. The sound was so high that I expected boominess and feedback, but alas, the use of the supercardioid polar pattern keeps the signal so tight that it eliminates any sounds originating from the rear or the sides. At first, I didn’t notice a tiny detail about the Shure Beta that made it a darling globally. One time I listened keenly and got it – the super-high gain that came just before feedback that made each given performance a hit.

Producing great sound isn’t enough for a mic, the mic you have ought to stand up to the game, pub after pub, stage after stage, town after town and city after borrow from Shure’s long history of dependability, the Beta 58A gives you just that.

The performance of the mic is not affected in any way by rough handling due to its rugged construction. Therefore, whether you hold the mic in your hand or go ahead and mount it on a stand, you still achieve the kind of sound that you planned.

Precious Midrange Lift

I haven’t heard this with other mics, maybe counterparts from Shure. However, when using the Shure Beta, I noticed the little midrange lift in the frequency response. This lift occurred smack on the middle of the vocal frequency spectrum (50Hz – 16 kHz). You get to hear it loud and clear.

I would advise you though, if you want to make maximum use of the wide frequencies, make sure you consider your voice timbre and genre of music. This is because these two affect the performance of the microphone and how you will sound.

Hit The Highs – You Have a Cushion

This mic is innovatively designed to handle the high sounds from your amp and guitar. The design makes use of an internal shock-mount system that handles the noise. To make this better, the steel mesh grille is lined with a foam pop filter that allows you to hit the highs, so, get rocking (and rolling) without any hesitation; Shure Beta58A has your back.

I remember this one time when we were on stage strumming, singing and drumming away when all of a sudden my bass guitar player decided to let it rip. He just got so engrossed in the heat of the moment that he decided to be twice as loud. Nothing changed, as I learnt later, the supercardioid pattern rejected the loud peripheral vocals and minimized the feedback like a champ. We got to know about the incident later when he narrated the issue to us.

You might argue that you can still hit the highs using the SM58, but remember the 58A comes with a neodymium magnet, which is more sensitive as compared to the SM58. To be more specific, the output of the beta 58A is 4 decibels higher than its predecessor.

Enhance Your Vocals

I have a softer mellow voice, so my aim was to get a mic that could enhance my vocals in the studio. I tried several other mics but found them wanting. For one, I had to be as close to the mic for these mics to pick my voice and amp it up. The first time I tried the beta 58A I was blows away by the crispy clear sound. In addition, when I cranked the gain a little bit higher, there was no hissing from the speakers. I realized that even when I stayed 1 to 2 inches away from the mic, my voice still came out clear.

The sensitivity is out of this world. This enabled me to change the sound and the feel by distance and positioning.

Got a Band? Get a Few More of These

I don’t work solo all the time, I work with a small band, practicing in the basement for upcoming shows. My backup singer, who doubles as a drummer, has a deep voice that isn’t that strong. We needed a microphone that has a narrower pattern so that it doesn’t pick up a lot of the percussion sounds from the drum. Using this mic picked up the vocals and projected them much better, adding substance to the whole remix. A very interesting side note is when we went to listen in to one of the top bands in the city, we noticed right away that the lead vocalist was using a Shure Beta 58A and he sounded so great.

Well, I have used this mic for live gigs using just an acoustic guitar, and I’ve also used it for practice with my 6 piece band. Either way, it beat any other mic I have used hands down.

The Lowdown

As we speak, I’m planning to purchase another Shure Beta 58A mic just so that when I need an extra singer, I have one of the best mics ready. The Beta 58A makes me want to belt out tune after tune, now the band hates me for making them perform longer. However, they like the fact that they get a superb response after each gig. Even on small stages, I still get the response I want. My mic has kissed the floor so many times to the extent that if it were just another mic, it would be history. But since it is so hardy, it has stood the test of so many bumps and drops.

You don’t believe me? Well, we are so many singers who make use of this mic for their gigs. Check out Shure Beta 58A – Review by Microphone Geeks to know that you need to upgrade your mic – now.