I still cure with flash dryer on small runs 1 or 2 dozen shirts... Heres a couple tips that will help you..... First Most flash dryers are around 18" square so if its a large print you need to make sure that the outside edges of the print reach 320 also you may have to move the dryer a bit to make sure these areas get cured...identityburn said:I spoked with Ranar the other day and they said it usually takes around 25-30 seconds to cure a shirts with a cure unit, not sure if this is correct, just what I've heard.
Platen heatup is your single biggest problem.... Its almost impossible to prevent if your gonna try to full cure on the platen....and leads to a whole list of other problems for you....warpage, ink geling in screen, back flashing and etc...identityburn said:Another problem is you need to make sure not to keep the cure unit over the wooden shirt board too long because it will warp from the heat. I remember someone on these boards having a "curing table" where he would cure the shirt on a separate table rather than keeping it on the board and risk warping it.
I made my table top out of normal plywood then covered it with washable shower stall paneling it is carryed by Lowes and Home depot stores.... its about 10.00 for aq 4x8 sheet and its basically the same exact stuff they make Dry Erase Bulletin boards out of...... glued it down over the plywood with elmer wood glue and Put a bunch of heavy stuff on the table overnight.... Have been using it for a long time and havent had any warpage.... discoloration or anything... and seeing as its shower stall Paneling its extremely easy to keep clean..... anything gets on it .... a damp cloth or a little spray of windex and it looks like the day it was new...identityburn said:Thanks for clearing all that up, Chuck. Any kind of material you recommend for the curing table?