T-Shirt Forums banner
1 - 20 of 302 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hello po! I have been reading the threads here for quite some time now, andito na kasi halos lahat ng mga questions and answers na gusto kong malaman about t-shirt printing. :)

Tanong ko lang po, has anyone of you already tried building your own rotary press using the free guides/plans online just like the one at http://www.printingplans.com? Napansin ko kasi, from searching online and this forum, parang wala pa dito sa pinas ang nakapagbuild/customize ng sarili nilang press with this design. Mahirap ba syang gawin/ipagawa?:confused:

I'm very new to the world of silkscreen printing and would love to learn more about it. I'm glad that we have a great t-shirt forum here, and most especially that we have our fellow Filipino screen printers around, ready to help and share their experiences with others. :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
77 Posts
I have made my own press using plans off this site, and I would recommend using pressure treated wood. The lumber I used was high grade but ended up warping to much to even use the press for one color. Also when you buy hinges go for the higher priced ones cheeper ones have to much play in them. hope this helps and good luck.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
347 Posts
Hello po! I have been reading the threads here for quite some time now, andito na kasi halos lahat ng mga questions and answers na gusto kong malaman about t-shirt printing. :)

Tanong ko lang po, has anyone of you already tried building your own rotary press using the free guides/plans online just like the one at http://www.printingplans.com? Napansin ko kasi, from searching online and this forum, parang wala pa dito sa pinas ang nakapagbuild/customize ng sarili nilang press with this design. Mahirap ba syang gawin/ipagawa?:confused:

I'm very new to the world of silkscreen printing and would love to learn more about it. I'm glad that we have a great t-shirt forum here, and most especially that we have our fellow Filipino screen printers around, ready to help and share their experiences with others. :D
That plans will definitely works. Marami ng gumawa ng diy press gamit ang plan na yan. Kumpleto naman ang mga details nya so sa tingin ko hindi sya mahirap gawin. Haven't tried building it though but I'm sure gagana sya sundin mo lang kung ano ang nasa specs.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I have made my own press using plans off this site, and I would recommend using pressure treated wood. The lumber I used was high grade but ended up warping to much to even use the press for one color. Also when you buy hinges go for the higher priced ones cheeper ones have to much play in them. hope this helps and good luck.
Thanks for the advice. :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
That plans will definitely works. Marami ng gumawa ng diy press gamit ang plan na yan. Kumpleto naman ang mga details nya so sa tingin ko hindi sya mahirap gawin. Haven't tried building it though but I'm sure gagana sya sundin mo lang kung ano ang nasa specs.
Meron po bang member dito na nakagawa na ng plan na to? I hope they will share pictures of their work here.:)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,534 Posts
Not really complicated but you, or the person who will make them must have a working understanding of how a rotary press works and must be a perfectionist kind of person. I will not entrust it to a carpenter no matter how good he is especially since you seem to be a novice too.

Do you plan to make one as a hobby or to go into screen printing? Who will be using the press?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Not really complicated but you, or the person who will make them must have a working understanding of how a rotary press works and must be a perfectionist kind of person. I will not entrust it to a carpenter no matter how good he is especially since you seem to be a novice too.

Do you plan to make one as a hobby or to go into screen printing? Who will be using the press?
I want to start screen printing for a new hobby, and plan to profit from it in the future. I will use the press if I have one! LOL! :p Anyway, I know I don't need that kind of press being a newbie, I'm just wondering how everything went to those who have built the press themselves.

I plan to start my very first try probably in the weekends. I'm confused though on where to press the shirt. I've read a thread about platens and got a bit confused with the instructions mentioned there. Worst thing is, I can't do carpentry. :p
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
347 Posts
I want to start screen printing for a new hobby, and plan to profit from it in the future. I will use the press if I have one! LOL! :p Anyway, I know I don't need that kind of press being a newbie, I'm just wondering how everything went to those who have built the press themselves.

I plan to start my very first try probably in the weekends. I'm confused though on where to press the shirt. I've read a thread about platens and got a bit confused with the instructions mentioned there. Worst thing is, I can't do carpentry. :p
Thats the problem. Just give the plan to a carpenter. But the carpenter should have a little knowledge on how the press works.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,534 Posts
I want to start screen printing for a new hobby, and plan to profit from it in the future. I will use the press if I have one! LOL! :p Anyway, I know I don't need that kind of press being a newbie, I'm just wondering how everything went to those who have built the press themselves.

I plan to start my very first try probably in the weekends. I'm confused though on where to press the shirt. I've read a thread about platens and got a bit confused with the instructions mentioned there. Worst thing is, I can't do carpentry. :p
shamanQueen. This post is not a direct answer to your thread but just some suggestions.

If you are here I would suggest that you consider the line table system many of us used. But since you are not, I instead suggest that you consider Lee's or Jamie's system. Lee's package is about $220 without shipping and Jamie's are a little more expensive(depending on the platen size) but uses more metal.

It may be different from the rotaries you see, but it is cheap and you don't need a large space for it. It also enable you to start printing rather than tweaking a poorly made wooden rotary.

You may eventually shift to another system in the future, but for now that should enable you to get started with the least capital with a proven system. And believe me, even if you shift to another system (a rotary for example) the above-mentioned presses need not go to waste and will still have its use even if you are already printing.

Building a wood or metal rotary press is nice if you are a DIY kind of person and can devote the time for it. I am not sure if it will cost more or cost less to have one made but one thing for certain is that the carpenter may not get it right and/or it may entail too many tweaks here and there and that's a big problem for anyone without DIY inclinations.

Bob Mongiello has a 2 color metal rotary press to sells for $179(499 package). Personally I do not like the 2-color limitation but you can still do lots of wonderful 1-2 color prints.

Disclaimer: I do not know any of the above persons)Lee, Jamie or Bob) nor am I recommending any of them. What I am suggesting is you take a look at their products. You can also search Youtees and Bob Mongiello on Youtube.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Thats the problem. Just give the plan to a carpenter. But the carpenter should have a little knowledge on how the press works.
Right..:) I'm not gonna worry about that now though, pang practice nalang muna ang gagawin ko. Any tips kung ano ang kelangan? Particularly on where and how to lay the shirt upon printing? Sorry for this silly question.. :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,901 Posts
Right..:) I'm not gonna worry about that now though, pang practice nalang muna ang gagawin ko. Any tips kung ano ang kelangan? Particularly on where and how to lay the shirt upon printing? Sorry for this silly question.. :D
Whooow, that is not right. Sorry. :(

First of all, your a newbie and does not know exactly what would be the exact outcome and operation of the equipment you will assemble.

Secondly, giving the plan to a good carpenter is not a guarantee that he can definitely do the project for you. Or if he did make the press standing, how about the main function and proper operation of the equipment built.

Sorry to say you'll just wasting time and money. You may only end up in discomfort...:(

I am only concern.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
347 Posts
Right..:) I'm not gonna worry about that now though, pang practice nalang muna ang gagawin ko. Any tips kung ano ang kelangan? Particularly on where and how to lay the shirt upon printing? Sorry for this silly question.. :D
You do not have to worry. Start slowly by either taking classes, forum search or watching videos on youtube which is more practical.

Like most of us (screen printers), we start with no knowledge and experience at natutu sa mga pagkakamali along the way at sa tulong na rin ng mga tips and tricks ng mga masters dito.

Tandaan mo lang, walang pinanganak na may kambal na squeegee :). Kaya gogogogo
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,534 Posts
At kung hindi ka comfortable sa line table pwede yung table clamsp na [email protected] from tulco. Yung nga lang 1 color lang mapriprint mo.

Kaya suggestion ko try mo line table at hindi ka magkakamali dito. Sa DIY wooden rotary sigurado na madaming trial and error and tweaking ang kailangan,

Kung marunong ka na magprint tsaka mo na problemahin kung anong press ang gusto mo pang production.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
Discussion Starter · #18 ·
@ BroJames: Thanks for your helpful suggestion Mr. BroJames. Nasa pinas lang po ako..hehe.. I'm gonna check those links. Mas gusto ko na ang line table coz it's proven to be reliably stable as almost all of you are using it for years, and doesn't cost much (I guess).

@ jsf: Just as I thought.. :) Kung magpapagawa ako in the future, dun na sa mga experienced talaga.. :)

@ sanoshirts: Marami nga mga resources online.. dito rin ako nagkaroon ng understanding about screen printing.. can't wait to go hands on! :)
 
1 - 20 of 302 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top