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Aligning Screen to print multi color jobs?

Posted on Fri, 7 Oct 2005 at 0:13



I am new to printing and i have a small manual. i get the screens all ligned up and they work fine for a little while and then they start getting off and i hvae to stop and realign them. Any suggestions? What am i doing wrong?

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Anonymous says: This is a very troublesome problem I know. There is alot of things that could be working against you. I am sure that you have the screen locked in tight, how about trying lowering each screen from the ...

This is a very troublesome problem I know. There is alot of things that could be working against you. I am sure that you have the screen locked in tight, how about trying lowering each screen from the center of the frame and not the outside corners. Also try to lesson the tension on the springs if you have that option. This may allow the screens to fall in place rather then you putting them in place.
Good luck

posted on: Sun, 10/09/2005 - 8:27pm
Anonymous says: Make sure that the platen isn't loose. I have had that happen to me before and of course it was the last thing that I checked assuming that the problem laid with the screens. Just as Jeff has already ...

Make sure that the platen isn't loose. I have had that happen to me before and of course it was the last thing that I checked assuming that the problem laid with the screens. Just as Jeff has already told you grabbing your screens on the corners could cause them to move over time even if the screen seems held tightly in place. Also if there are enough shirts or pieces to print and you do not have "steady screens" then you could see registration problems develop. An easy way of ruling this scenario in or out is to see whether or not it becomes increasingly difficult to re-align your print.

posted on: Sat, 11/12/2005 - 10:21pm
Anonymous says: I found this problem to be commonplace in the shop that I work out. Mostly it is equipment such as the heads moving (if you have the microadjustments) or the bearings where the screens lay down can also ...

I found this problem to be commonplace in the shop that I work out. Mostly it is equipment such as the heads moving (if you have the microadjustments) or the bearings where the screens lay down can also cause a lot of movement that is just not good either. Mostly since this is a field where it is almost next to impossible to get funding from above, they are just problems that you learn to deal with. Just be careful with the screens, the machine head, the platens, and most of all you. I had a printer that would tend to jerk and print every way, not understanding that all movement that he did on the screen has to be effected somewhere, either with movement on the machine or weakening of the mesh.

posted on: Sun, 01/15/2006 - 9:29pm

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