TIM A4 Thermal copier
TIM A4 Thermal copier
TIM A4 Thermal copier
TIM A4 Thermal copier
TIM A4 Thermal copier

TIM A4 Thermal copier

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TIM - Thermal Imaging Machine - improves on the now discontinued reliable German manufactured Panenka A4. With over 15+ years of experience, all new technical and mechanical features elevate the TIM into a new league of professional studio products designed for daily long term usage with high stencil demands.


New features, design and improvements

  • Wider range of imaging speeds - use with all papers.
  • New dual direction cooling design.
  • Easy cleaning and maintenance.
TIM Tattoo Stencil Copier - Replaces Panenka A4

With all new design features, both inside and out, TIM uses a more compact footprint for studio use with strong reliable solid metal construction (long lasting powder coated finish) for rugged daily use in a studio for years.

Internals are all upgraded to new and more efficient components, with all new stronger stepped motor to provide a wider range of machine speeds (both slower and also much faster than Panenka models!). Using the latest generation PCB construction and new efficient control software combined with a power saving lamp.

New reflector coating resistant to dust/ debris damaging the lamp and a new rear drive roller coating for easier cleaning with longer life.

All the developments, improvements and use of materials and parts combine for a new generation of stencil maker to last years of heavy studio use without replacement or servicing (just normal weekly cleaning). It's the same Panenka principal, however all new German technology and design for greater results.

Wider range of imaging speeds - use with all papers

You can now use all stencil brands (Spirit/ Atsui), with a wider range of artwork types now available with much faster speeds available (no over burning).
Panenka 10 = approx. TIM 6 in speed, so there's now plenty more speed available to reduce background over burning issues when your Spirit paper 'goes off' due to heat.

The easy view and easy to use speed control will amaze at the all new faster (and slower) imaging speeds now available (compared to the older Panenka models).

TIM Tattoo Stencil Copier Speed Control

New dual direction cooling design

All new side mounted fan, including a built in dust filter, directs air flow along the reflector/ lamp to cool the hottest area of the machine directly, combined with the larger front mount internal fan for directional airflow front to back to expel heat faster.

Optimised cooling enables faster operation after heavy use, or before packing away.

Faster cooling provides lower power consumption, longer lamp life (less heat stress), shorter cool down time and less risk of long term damage to the lamp from turning off before the cool down has completed.

TIM Tattoo Stencil Copier Dual Cooling


Ongoing benefits of lower power

Does lower power really make much difference ?? Absolutely!! In a Thermal-Copier there is a very big flow on affect, as with lower power usage comes improved lamp life through lower operating temperatures and lower wattage usage stressing the lamp over it's life. This lower heat translates into lower machine heat therefore the fans are more effiicient at cooling blowing in less air over time (reducing dust/ debris being blowing onto the machine) - this reduces cleaning and maintenance.

Lower power consumption = lower heat = faster cooling = easier cleaning and maintenance.

Q) Doesn't a lower Lamp power mean less image will appear?
A) Not at all, as the both reflector angles and surface coating have also changed to improve the lamps IR output and effectiveness. TIM has a stronger output than Panenka.


German made, full local Australian warranty support

TIM Tattoo Stencil Copier (also called a Thermal-Copier, Thermofax or Thermo Copier) is manufactured in German by 3K Instruments and backed by NEHOC Australia with a full 100% Australian supported warranty. NEHOC hold parts in stock 
Don't get caught buying a cheap Chinese copy or a re-badged 'fax machine' that doesn't work, TIM is a professional studio system.


Carbon based artwork required for use.

The product requires carbon based artwork. Digital Photocopiers, laser and inkjet prints that do not contain carbon toners will not produce an image.
It is the customer's responsibility to source a carbon based artwork supply for correct usage.

If you need assistance or wish for a sample of artwork to be tested in advance, please contact us online using the 'Contact Us' on the right side of the page now (send a message if we are off line).

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