I am about to purchase the $999 kit that includes a 4 color 1 station press, flash dryer, and some screens and inks, etc. from silkscreensupplies.com. Can anyone tell me if this is a good kit?
It's pretty much trash. I would look at getting a used press in your classifieds. I've found great unbelievable deals around our area where 4 color 4 station, with micro registration for $700 and less.
I have the 4/1 from silkscreeningsupplies but now it justs sit there like a paperweight. I have ruined 3 screens because the magnet that holds the press heads up is weak and it drops the screens sometimes as you are spinning the press. The screen dropped onto some ink, spray bottles, and once just on the table causing a tear.
Also the off contact tab is made of plastic, the plastic after time wears and your off contact begins to wobble side to side causing registration nearly impossible. The knobs which tighten your screen will begin to get stuck because it is not threaded correctly.
I've visited their facility a few years back before buying the press, and now that I know the problems it has, I regret buying it. They even admitted it wasn't a good press. Anyhow, if you're a hobbyist, its fine, if you're in for the business, no way.