Question & Answer

I just had a new automatic press installed and the technician ensured it was level and in registration. Is this good for the lifetime of the press or will it need to be redone? Answer Depending on use, you’ll occasionally need to level the machine’s platens and check its registration. It’s difficult to say just…

CREATING REGISTRATION MARKS FOR EXPANDED AREA CONTOUR CUTTING

This demonstration video shows advanced contour cutting operators an additional cost and time saving feature offered only through Graphtec cutting plotters coupled with Graphtec’s free Cutting Master Plug-in to Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw. Operators will learn the optimal method for creating registration marks allowing their artwork to push boundaries, providing more usable media and time…

Roland Printer Plays Key Role in ‘Ghostbusters’

Although you won’t see a Roland wide-format printer sharing the big screen with stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristin Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones in the new “Ghostbusters” film, the machine nevertheless played a key role in the movie. The producers of the film called on graphic designer Martin Charles, founder of Santa Monica, California-based SagaBoy…

Three Important Factors for Flash-Cure Units

Most screen printers are familiar with the flash-cure unit, and many shops use this piece of equipment as part of their production sequence.  A flash-cure unit is used during production to cure the surface of the ink only, at least, that’s what it’s intended for. It is important to understand the relationship between several factors…

Thinking About Stepping Up to an Automatic?

  What is a good milestone or indicator that it may be time for an automatic press?  When you are considering adding your second manual press to handle the work flow and definitely when you are considering adding your third! When you are tired of relying on someone else to handle the “big” runs and…