The majority of purchase manual falls into the following three categories:
1. Replace aging manual printing press.
2. Add a second (or third or more) manual press.
3. The foundation of new silk screen printing.
While the new technology for screen printing is the most rewarding, we will cover the principles that many experienced screen printers cannot consider.
As with any major purchase, your manual purchase should focus on the future. Any savvy buyer wants a flawless medium to produce high-quality images that can last for years or even decades. If you've just started and haven't gone beyond the ambition of a single manual, that's enough. However, most budding entrepreneurs want to grow their business, so it is worth considering the impact of automatic publishing when looking for the first manual.
The best manual screen printing presses are rugged, precise tolerances, easy to use, and easy to integrate with other devices. If your arm or leg deflection under your pressure, or the media on the joints was not designed to support thousands of impression, and then you can rest assured that the machine will bring you bad results. The image quality will be lower than the best and life will be short. And if time is needed to replace the media, the resale value will be minimal.
Rugged construction means thick and hard steel, not metal plates - welded or bolted instead of riveted. Welding is the strongest permanent joint found in the screen printing press, manual or automatic device, and bolts are the best way to connect non-permanent steel connectors. Metal plates and rivets do not have the ability to withstand years of manual pressure. Bolts can be tightened or replaced, but there is a big problem when the rivet is loose or torn.
Many manufacturers of quality screen printing equipment welcome visitors, so if you have the opportunity to visit the plant of the printing press you are considering, do all you can to make a reasonable effort. Not only will you see how your media will be made, you may also find plenty of other information. You can judge the quality of your work by running it. The things to look for are cleaning, organizing, robo-making and welding machines (which provide the strictest tolerance), as well as staff friendly and helpful.
When it comes to function, the function and function, it is easy to put the hand press as commodity (almost) and other products, but in fact, even under the pressure of price competition, also can have very big difference. Here are some things to look for in a manual printer:
Can use different sizes of pallets.
The ability to exchange pallets with automatic printing presses.
Can press each tray independently on the printing press.
Able to handle screen frames large enough to be used on automatic printing presses.
Adjustable side clip.
All - heads - down function
Micro - registration
Optional pneumatic clamp.
Tool - free adjustment
Compatibility with pre-registration systems.
With different size, different types of tray and the ability to screen frame - especially those who can use the alternating with automatic printing - for any hope to gain maximum benefit from the hand press is crucial for us. Not only do they allow stores to take on a variety of orders, but they also lay the groundwork for a future shift to automatic screen printing. If you are limited to small pallets and screen frames, you will have to be new, larger, when you buy an automatic. And you can't use your manual to perfect your auto-print samples.