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Posted on Tue, 18 May 2004 at 4:23



Help needed on deciding which kind of garment printing press should be installed. I would like to know the difference in performance etc between oval and carousel presses.
There is so much techno mumbo jumbo...at the end of the day ur so confused as to what you really need and what you can do away with!

Can somebody make life easier for newcomers?

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Anonymous says: Hi, A couple things you should look for or consider. Your budget and what type of work do you want to do is the first. A good start would be a 6-color press, a little more than a 4-color, but it would ...

Hi, A couple things you should look for or consider. Your budget and what type of work do you want to do is the first. A good start would be a 6-color press, a little more than a 4-color, but it would put you a step ahead of other entry level printers. Next you should get a hands-on demo of any that you are interested in, 4-6 thousand for a press you never saw in action is not a good idea. Spin the carousel fairly hard, it should spin evenly, silently, and revolve for a while( 1-2 minutes), this is a good indicator for quality machining. Then press down on the platen, does it cause the unit to tip or twist, it should have a solid platen arm, either independent of braces or not, it must withstand hundreds of thousands of prints. Another thing to look for is the quality of the castings, especially around the clamps, is it machined or cast?, either is good but if it's cast, check to see that there are no pits in the cast parts, that it is solid throughout. And just because it is steel doesn't make it stronger... just heavier, look at the gauge of the metal and the bar stock used in the unit. Check out the company, do they offer service, tech help, parts and accessories? Lastly, if you can afford it upfront, a micro adjustment on the printing heads would serve you well if your looking at doing lots of multi-color work. Good Luck!

posted on: Fri, 06/04/2004 - 10:51am
Anonymous says: I'm at the same point as you. I'm a small sign shop owner in Canada and want to be able to heat press t-shirts, Can you let me know what info you got back from your inquiry? Regards from Canada posted on: Tue, 06/22/2004 - 4:10pm
Anonymous says: call me 215-634-2235. go to commercial classified and find me. good info for you. posted on: Fri, 06/25/2004 - 1:06pm
Anonymous says: Abhishek, I have worked on screen printing presses for 17 years. For garment printing I have found M&R to be the most affordable and effective system around. The new sportsmen presses are perfect ...

Abhishek,
I have worked on screen printing presses for 17 years.
For garment printing I have found M&R to be the most affordable and effective system around. The new sportsmen presses are perfect for T's, you can get a 12 color press for under $50,000, and I would, the cooling stations alone are worth it, plus they are compatible with the M&R and NEWMAN pin registration systems,(a MUST have) A 12 station sportsman has the same profile as a 8 station Challenger, so you could get 3 of those versus 2 Challengers. The other great feature of M&R is their manual preses are interchangable parts wise with the autos. That is one less set of pallets you need to buy. Choose wisley, the next 10 years of profitability depends on it. Thomas Dunn thomasdunn13@comcast.net

posted on: Sun, 06/27/2004 - 1:13pm
Anonymous says: M&R posted on: Sun, 07/04/2004 - 3:46pm
Anonymous says: MHM MHM MHM!! I've printed in the uk for 15 years and the sysncroprint 3000 is the best on the market.... about £35k to £40k posted on: Tue, 07/27/2004 - 9:10am

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