Introducing the Laconia Tattoo Machine from Eikon - A fresh look at an old idea. On close inspection you'll notice that the Eikon Laconia Tattoo machines are different. You'll see that the coils don't mount parallel to the spring mount, the base plate they mount to is actually angled downward away from the spring mount. Next, the armature bar is installed with no bend on the back spring, but the bar still clears the back coil on its down swing. Finally, the armature bars trajectory begins almost parallel to the spring mount, then travels down and away to connect with the front coil core. These differences are intentional. The subtle geometry modifications allow for the Laconia to be tuned easily with out having to bend the back spring.
All Laconia tattoo machines are manufactured and assembled in Canada using quality Eikon machine parts including: Crown Standard eight wrap Coils, Conventional Armature Bars, Conventional Springs, Binding Posts, Capacitors and RCA Connection.
The cast 1025 steel frame is blackened to protect against corrosion. They feature brass binding posts and uses 1 1/4" Crown Standard coils.
The cast silicone bronze frame is left naked so it will age with time. It features blackened steel binding posts and uses 1" Crown Standard coils installed on a 1/4" yoke.
We've tuned the Laconia tattoo machines to operate on a wide range of voltages in order to accommodate for a variety of skin types, tattooing styles and needle configurations. Coloring machines operate around 105 CPS and 45% duty using a heavy weight conventional armature bar unloaded. Shading machine operate around 130 CPS and 45% duty using a medium weight conventional armature bar unloaded. Note: Speed and Duty Cycle readings stated are approximate and are provided as a guide for selecting the correct machine for the job.