The all-new DiGiT instant numbering system from Vastex Int’l Inc. (www.vastex.com) is now available for any number up to 12 in. (305 mm) and in two colors. Vastex says the two-color version will fit on any rear-clamp manual screen-printing press with four to ten printheads. The system uses two screens for each color, each with five numbers. Each screen is clamped into one of two sliding rail assemblies secured by the rear screen clamps on almost any manual press. Both sliding rail assemblies have a roller bearing with detents and a yellow target arrow allowing the operator to slide the screen left or right, and then push down to lock the desired number in place. The detents also allow removal of extra space between the number 1 and the adjacent number, as well as shifting/centering of the entire two-digit number on the shirt. The two-station system, DiGiT-8, accommodates a pair of 23 x 31-in. (584 x 787-mm) screens containing both 6- and 4-in. (152- and 102-mm) numbers, and a pair of 23 x 38-in. (584 x 965-mm) screens containing 8-in. (230-mm) numbers. The DiGiT-12 adds the capability for 10- and 12-in. (254- and 305-mm) numbers and uses 23 x 47-in. (584 x 1194-mm) screens. According to Vastex, one operator can print up to 60 two-digit shirts/hr in one color, or up to 40 in two colors, and two operators can print up to 120 two-digit shirts/hr in one color or up to 60 in two colors.
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