We do a few hundred plastisol transfers a day and then stock pile them for as orders come in. I feel like we're doing them the same way they were done 100 years ago. What tricks are there to speed up/automate the process?
How we do it now.
1. Screen print the 1 color ink on to the transfer paper.
2. Apply the adheasion powder.
3. Shake off the extra adheasion powder.
4. Run them through our conveyor dryer.
5. Trim off excess from around design.
There just has to be a faster way!!??
Our inks are premixed with adhesive additive so we don't use powder at all..and we mainly use Cameo clam shell semi autos so our steps after lining the screen up correctly to print the transfer centered
and setting the machine to cycle
1. Put paper on the table where the tabs are and wait for press to cycle
and taking it off after it does cycle (this
takes usually from 6-8 sec
2. put on dryer conveyor
3. Repeat step 1 and 2 until order is finished or you
run out of ink on your screen and if that happens
4. re ink your screen go to step 1
and on our Sakuri cylinder press which prints our sheets automatically we
load the paper in one end press a button and it does
basically all the rest from printing, drying and stacking all done automatically...you just make sure the ink is filled