Which Thermal Copier Is Right for You? TIM vs TIMmy...
Not since Cain vs Abel, Noel vs Liam, or Randy vs Jermaine, has there been a bigger battle between two brothers.
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In THIS Corner: TIM
The OG - TIM thermal copier was designed by 3K Innovations (with Panenka) to replace the ever-popular A4 copier, a staple in tattoo shops for over 15 years.
Higher, Faster Exposure Speed. Adapts To All Types Of Stencil Paper.
When the manufacturer of stencil papers changed the formula of their products a few years ago, it introduced some new challenges. Some papers became more sensitive, making it necessary to expose them faster. TIM has a wide range of speed adjustments, so you can easily use all stencil papers for copying
Consumes 25% Less Energy (approximately)
Outperforms current thermal copier models and the competition.
Shorter cooling times and sensor controlled cooling phases
TIM has integrated sensor-controlled cooling. This means it only cools when the device is warm, and cools much faster after it’s reached its maximum temperature.
Previously, after reaching the maximum temperature, the A3/A4 required 10-15 minutes of downtime to cool. Thanks to the sensor-controlled cooling, TIM will have you making copies again in as little as 6-7 minutes.
Easy-Clean Roller and Reflector
Making your life a little easier and your stencils a little clearer, TIM has an easy to clean, specially coated glass reflector and an improved silicone coated drive roller that wipes down quickly and easily with alcohol wipes.
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Size Ain’t Everything…
And In THIS Corner: TIMmy
The TIMmy is a scaled down, more cost effective copier designed to save you some money, without sacrificing performance or stencil quality. Don’t underestimate TIM’s little brother…
Smaller, Lighter & Travel-Friendly
The TIMmy weighs in at 8.3 lbs making it just under 50% lighter than the TIM. At the same time its 27% smaller footprint takes up less space on your stencil station or in your convention booth.
Transportation locks have been moved to the bottom of the TIMmy, making them way easier to access to secure the bulb for travel. The TIMmy even provides a place to store that damned Allen key you’ve lost and replaced a hundred times.
Stop Paying for Features You Don't Need
In a world where everything costs more $$, the TIMmy is a sight for sore eyes. This high-quality, made in Germany Tattoo Stencil copier is made more affordable by the elimination of “luxury” features that in the end don't impact the quality of your stencil.
How will it fit in your Shop?
The TIMmy Thermal Copier from 3K Instruments is built for life in a small to medium-size shop. If there’s constantly a line up at your copier station, this may not be the copier for your shop - Check out the TIM.
Higher, Faster Exposure Speed. Adapts To All Types Of Stencil Paper
When the manufacturer of stencil papers changed the formula of their products a few years ago, it introduced some new challenges. Some papers became more sensitive, making it necessary to expose them faster. Like its big brother, TIMmy has a wide range of speed adjustments, so you can easily use all stencil papers for copying
Easy-Clean Roller and Reflector
Making your life a little easier and your stencils a little clearer, TIMmy also has an easy-to-clean, specially coated glass reflector and an improved silicone-coated drive roller that wipes down quickly and easily with alcohol wipes.
Get your TIMmy Thermal Copier
The Final Bell…
When it comes to performance, both of these copiers are up to the task of producing crisp clean stencils. It really just depends on how hands-on you like to be in the stencil making process…