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January 20th, 2014 06:01 AM
jimcr
Re: 4 color 1 station Screen Printing Press Help

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Originally Posted by invaderdave
I recently received this same press (Springer SP) as a gift. Assembly was relatively easy, but I have a question regarding the "tilt adjustment". Does the entire print head assembly have to be raised or lowered to adjust the tilt? I'm guessing it does, but should it really take 10 strong men to be able to move the print head assembly up and down along the central cylinder? I had all the bolts loosened and the allen screws loosened, but it would barely budge. Does this make any sense? Is there anyone who has personal experience with this specific press who might be able to shed some light on this for me?
We had helped another person with a press like this , there is no tilt adjustment unless your using shims. I sorry its not a very good press but you get what you pay for. Personally I would get a press from Ryonet . I have a 4/2 upgraded from a 4/1 . awesome press.

Here is another thread on the same press .
https://www.t-shirtforums.com/plastis...g/t274089.html
Good luck
January 19th, 2014 07:14 PM
imprints1
Re: 4 color 1 station Screen Printing Press Help

Micros are what you use to fine tune your registration, they will move the screen ever so slightly in any direction so your colors are aligned properly.
January 19th, 2014 03:59 PM
comingup
Re: 4 color 1 station Screen Printing Press Help

What exactly are micros?
December 16th, 2013 02:25 PM
invaderdave
Re: 4 color 1 station Screen Printing Press Help

I recently received this same press (Springer SP) as a gift. Assembly was relatively easy, but I have a question regarding the "tilt adjustment". Does the entire print head assembly have to be raised or lowered to adjust the tilt? I'm guessing it does, but should it really take 10 strong men to be able to move the print head assembly up and down along the central cylinder? I had all the bolts loosened and the allen screws loosened, but it would barely budge. Does this make any sense? Is there anyone who has personal experience with this specific press who might be able to shed some light on this for me?
February 6th, 2013 07:57 AM
imprints1
Re: 4 color 1 station Screen Printing Press Help

Good luck to you.
February 6th, 2013 04:26 AM
P4P
Re: 4 color 1 station Screen Printing Press Help

You all bring up great points, I will definitely look into more than one station, I hadn't thought about slowing the process down with flashing and over heating.

Thank you all for the advice, we aren't in a huge rush to purchase one so we will definitely be scouring classifieds to purchase a press that we can expand or grown into.
February 5th, 2013 02:04 PM
sben763
Re: 4 color 1 station Screen Printing Press Help

Look here on classifieds, digitsmith, google screen printing classifieds. You can find some nice used press that will be light years ahead of that press.

The silver press is a nice press but I out grew it very fast I had a 6/2 I know you said you were a non profit but with a 4/4 you can do your own larger runs. I've seen some nice 4/4 listed at $500 so usually their willing to take less and if you find the right company the may be willing to donate in exchange for a receipt.
February 5th, 2013 01:46 PM
imprints1
Re: 4 color 1 station Screen Printing Press Help

The best advise I can give you is don't get in a rush to buy something that your going to out grow quickly. Do a fund raiser or just save your money until you can afford to spend enough to get a press with more than 1 station, you won't regret buying a press with more stations I guarantee it. Having more stations means you don't stop production while flashing you will be printing the next shirt, and the next shirt and so on while your flahing your colors probably doubling your output. If it were me I'd go 6 color with 4 colors you can only do process prints on white, if you have 6 colors u can use 5 of the 6 colors for process prints on dark colors. You would have (1) white underbase (2) cyan (3) magenta (4) yellow (5) black not necessarily in that order but you get the idea 4 color process on dark colors 90% of the time is gonna require 5 colors. Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it forcing you to abandon your operation to have someone else print a job that your press will not allow you to print.
February 5th, 2013 01:34 PM
imprints1
Re: 4 color 1 station Screen Printing Press Help

Hahaha yeah 1 station would suck, as if screenprinting big runs on a manual wasn't slow and boring enough as it is, to be limited to 1 station would really drag.
February 5th, 2013 01:31 PM
Hegemone
Re: 4 color 1 station Screen Printing Press Help

Yes. At minimum two stAtions? My heart dies a little thinking about working with one station.
February 5th, 2013 11:52 AM
imprints1
Re: 4 color 1 station Screen Printing Press Help

Go for more stations, we started with a 6color 4 station sounds like for what your doing you should buy a entry level press that you can grow into, or maybe one that will grow with you, there's presses you can buy that will allow you to add colors/stations in the future. I like our Riley Hopkins starting line 6/4 manual press we got 9 years ago its still a champ, it has printed 1,000's upon 1,000's of tshirts and we just upgraded to an automatic after 9 years of printing manually. Hopkins isn't dirt cheap but they are definitely affordable cheaper than some others
February 5th, 2013 11:46 AM
mmonk
Re: 4 color 1 station Screen Printing Press Help

What Mikel said. I have 4/1...I got it used for like $150 bucks. The pros are as Mikel said above. I have no complaints. I hold reg very well. I only do 4 color spot obviously. But havent had registration problems like some do. the one thing I would change is that I would get the 2 station upgrade. with plastisols it helped speed production. But I would like the 2nd station because I am now getting into water based inks and 1 platen gets 2 hot and slows down production, which is OK except my inks keep drying in screen on me. now most of that is on multi color H2O jobs but I dont have a conveyor and cure on my heat press...till tax refund comes in...lol.

I need the dryer more than a new press so I may just do the 2 station upgrade.
February 5th, 2013 08:31 AM
Hegemone
Re: 4 color 1 station Screen Printing Press Help

My silver 4/2 is exactly what I needed. I don't have the micros and I register and hold reg just fine. Well made sturdy and a good price for the budget minded. Free shipping on it. Bonus. Pays for itself really quickly. It's well thought out.
February 5th, 2013 08:19 AM
P4P
Re: 4 color 1 station Screen Printing Press Help

mmonk, how do you like the silver press? Pros? Cons?
February 5th, 2013 07:57 AM
mmonk
Re: 4 color 1 station Screen Printing Press Help

You dont need micros. Yes if they are good ones they are nice to have. Your talking about the silver press (which I have) don't waste your money on the micros. By the time you have spent $800 you could probably find a good used 4c/4s for just a bit more.
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