what type of machine is used to print on a cup. pen,usb drive

hello
can anyone tell me what type of machine is used to print on a cup. pens,usb drives and other oddly shaped items?
or what is the process called?
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Eaddy BarnesITAsked:
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aleghartConnect With a Mentor Commented:
pad printing.  usually a silicone pad is cut.  there are single- and multi-color units.  Ink is expensive if you need a specific color.
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lalitgolaniConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Printing on different shaped articles is called screen printing or heat Tranfer Custome Printing technology.

Some times this is called Crystal Printing.

Traditional Screen Printing and Heat Transfer used solvent oil.
Such Machines are called Crystal printers and are available in different sizes and shapes to print different shaped items.

Now there are lot of machines available in the market to print different shaped items with latest digital printing technology.

Hope this site will help:

http://www.mugsprinter.com/

Pls let me know if this helped you.

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mmarisConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Its called screen printing and pad printing.
http://www.mascoprint.co.uk/screenprinting/index.htm


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