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We are likely going to have two Breezes feeding a conveyor dryer, what do current users have? We have both Gas an 3 phase so either can be connected easily.

With the waterbased inks is one dryer likely to be much better than another? I've heard that the Gas ones are much cheaper to run.

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We are likely going to have two Breezes feeding a conveyor dryer, what do current users have? We have both Gas an 3 phase so either can be connected easily.

With the waterbased inks is one dryer likely to be much better than another? I've heard that the Gas ones are much cheaper to run.

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You'll find most every textile screen printing shop running waterbased inks use gas conveyor dryers. You will have the same reasons to use a gas dryer that they do. The gas ones will cost at least 50% less to operate utility cost wise. Gas dryers will generate hotter and greater hot air flow then electric units. Gas dryers will also tend to evacuate the water vapor generated in drying water based inks better then electric units, which also promotes faster drying times. The purchase price of gas conveyor dryers are higher then comparable size electric units but the payback is very quick, especially if you anticipate long production runs.
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Most important for waterbased Kornit inks is a very good airflow. You need a dryer that blows the humidity out. A simple infrared heater without convection fans won't cure them properly. Convection (airflow) is more important for the results than the question if it heatens with gas or electricity. We have a electric dryer and excellent curing results.
Energy consumption (costs) is another point. Maybe gas is cheaper. Don't know. Check your local energy rates with the consumption data of different dryer types (data sheets) and calculate. ;)
 
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