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Just wondering if anyone is doing process printing without micros on their press. Was just offered a Hopkins 6/4 dirt cheap but it has no micros on it. Is it a pain working without them what's peoples thoughts on them?
 

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Just wondering if anyone is doing process printing without micros on their press. Was just offered a Hopkins 6/4 dirt cheap but it has no micros on it. Is it a pain working without them what's peoples thoughts on them?
Is this a hand press? If it is it's impossible even with micros. Flood & Squeegy pressure must be consistant.

If this is some kind of auto it's possible but too much work. So a waste of time hence money.
 

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yes it's a manual press but loads of people do process work on manual presses. You obviously have more consistency and control with an auto but its defiantly possible search the forum loads of printers do it with manual presses.
 

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No thanks I have been doing process since 1980 and I am a perfectionist. I print for me not the client. Get it? Meantime go for it!
 

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Here is a famous slogan from Adidas.."impossible is nothing" i have a Hopkins 4/4 without micros. And while it is more of a pain in the @$$ with out micros. I say it is very do able. No 2 press are exactly alike..with our without micros, you need to learn YOUR press because you can have 10 identical press in a room and they will all micro adjust just a little bit different. what might take a 1/8 turn on 1, can take a 1/4 turn on another. Yes micros make printing a whole lot easier. but if your seps,screens,stroke, squeege angle are not right then you are fighting a loosing battle.
 

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At least you have a decent press, with or without micros. You might check with Hopkins/BWM to see if your model press is upgradable to print heads with micros. I had an old Hopkins to start with, but couldn't upgrade. Other than that, it was a good press, especially for the money, unlike a lot of these flimsy presses people buy off of eBay.
 
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