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Homemade Print Tables

Posted on Wed, 16 Nov 2005 at 7:25



I'm setting up shop in my garage, so my space is limited and I'm drawing out plans for a custom multicolor table top press. I have been trying to find plans or pictures online to get ideas. I'm looking to build a table with clamps on hinges (at least 4)lined up side by side going down the length of the table with my flash dryer at the end (or maybe a conveyer dryer under the table). I was thinking about putting registration pins on my t-shirt board somehow, so when I move the shirt down the line I can have it lock into registration. If any one has any pictures or know where I can find pictures of homemade set ups I would love to see how others have got around print station space problems.

Any pictures of homemade registration clamps or anything at all related would be great.

Thanks,
J.Roach

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Anonymous says: This 'production line' setup sounds cool... but I would think your gonna have trouble with registration on every movement. Moving the t-shirt is much harder than moving the screen, the shirt has a tendency ...

This 'production line' setup sounds cool...
but I would think your gonna have trouble with registration on every movement.

Moving the t-shirt is much harder than moving the screen, the shirt has a tendency to shift easier...unless you tape/staple each shirt to the platen, so it doesn't wrinkle between each movement down the line.

But in that case, your setup time is extended as you have to tape/untape each individual shirt...

You may be interested in this guy's directions for a poor mans registration system (halfway down the page): http://www.fecalface.com/content/archives/004648.html

He prints 4 colors from one spot...which it's probably easier to just switch screens, rather than trying to move the shirt 4 times and re-register.

I imagine you could just eyeball your registration for each shirt though, it would take as much effort as taping and untaping each one to the platen.

posted on: Wed, 11/16/2005 - 3:12pm

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