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using manual tshirt press for tight registration flat stock

Posted on Thu, 6 Apr 2006 at 9:29



We print flatstock material on all kinds of substrate, mostly acrylic. We have to do prepro samples for all jobs. Normally we just do hand screens for 1up samples. When it goes to production it goes on our big Horizon automatic press, so lining up is easier. We have been toying with the idea of getting a 6 color tshirt press with a portable uv curing unit to do these one up samples. The artwork the customers are supplying us is getting tighter and tighter, and doing it one color at a time is becoming very time consuming. How well will a tshirt press hold register printing extremely tight register? I know that printing tshirts is alot more forgiving. Could we hold up to less the 1/64 of an inch of register on a six color tshirt press? Just seeing if anyone out there has any ideas, or has had any success in trying this. If there is one manual tshirt press that hold tigher registration than the next, that info would be helpful to. Our art areas normally on run around 4x6, sometimes much smaller.
thanks
Craig Ethier

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Anonymous says: I have printed flat stock on a automatic t-shirt press in the past prior to obtaining a clam shell press. I used a M&R guantlet press and it held perfect registraion for me provided all of the precautionary ...

I have printed flat stock on a automatic t-shirt press in the past prior to obtaining a clam shell press. I used a M&R guantlet press and it held perfect registraion for me provided all of the precautionary steps were taken. I am not sure how this will relate to your auto but hopefully you will have some success.
David J. Lee

posted on: Tue, 04/11/2006 - 4:17pm
Anonymous says: I guess the first guy that replied doesn't know the difference between MANUAL and AUTOMATIC. Yes a quality manual press can hold those registration requirements. It must be calibrated perfectly. I suggest ...

I guess the first guy that replied doesn't know the difference between MANUAL and AUTOMATIC. Yes a quality manual press can hold those registration requirements. It must be calibrated perfectly.
I suggest the M&R Chameleon with side clamps. It's a very expensive press as far as manual presses go but well worth it. It can accomodate large screens and large pallets. All major registration parts are metal and hold up to lots of use.
It's the best manual I've ever worked on.
And NO I AM NOT AN M&R REP.

posted on: Wed, 04/19/2006 - 1:26am

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