A SMALL INVESTMENT IN EQUIPMENT
WILL BRING YOU BIG RESULTS
There are silkscreen shops throughout the entire country that function with small orders
and quick production times as the basic staples of their businesses. Many of the problems
faced by these producers are the same. High rental overhead, unskilled temporary
help when large orders need to be printed, and insufficient time to meet many of the
deadlines. Especially among shops that specialize in T-shirts and hats, many of the
orders are for time sensitive events and often the order is placed at the very last minute.
Primary among the difficulties faced by small silkscreen print shops is that of space.
Particularly in cities, sufficient space for working, storage, and cleaning can be the
largest expense in the budget. The machinery that is distributed through Standard Screen
Supply is selected with this concern in mind. The amount of working space required for
the printing equipment is less than or equal to the space that manual production requires.
Many of the printing machines that are distributed can be operated successfully with a
minimum of training. Temporary help can be quickly trained to print the most precise
registration. Ink is evenly distributed, and the squeegee pressure is mechanically controlled.
Curing done with a flash unit or a conveyer system provides quick, complete, and even
curing of all printed garments and requires practically no storage space. Garments are
evenly cured with controlled heat.
The machines that have been developed for the silkscreen industry print more quickly
than hand printing. Although they are built for industrial use, they are oriented toward
the smaller silkscreen shop. They are compact and efficient. The machines will have
paid for themselves with the larger and quicker capacity that they will provide. Well
chosen and placed printing machinery will provide a competitive edge to a small print
shop. Printing machinery will place the printer in a position of being able to cultivate
larger orders and respond more quickly with time sensitive orders. Also, because of the
mechanical calibrations, fewer printed garments will be seconds.
From the screen printer who is producing a line of T-shirts to the elaborate silkscreen
publishing of large-scale signs and posters, the work involved in screenprinting can be
eased with the use of machines that are designed specifically for the screen printing
From the beginning of the process, creating the image on a silkscreen, to the employment
of the screen in actual printing, machinery is invaluable.
All machinery is reliable and upgradable as new developments occur or larger capacity
requirements need to be met. The machinery is designed to meet capacity demands of
various sizes of print shops.