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got a used harco 4 color 2 station machine. we've tried everything but the registration won't hold true. is there a possible fix? don't think harco is in business anymore so i guess replacement parts are out. just thought someone might have a trick of the trade as to how to rig this thing so it sticks. thanks for any help. -peace.
 

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....got a used harco 4 color 2 station machine.
we've tried everything but the registration won't hold true. is there a possible fix?

don't think harco is in business anymore so i guess replacement parts are out.

just thought someone might have a trick of the trade as to how to rig this thing so it sticks.
Former employees of Harco formed Brown Mfg.:

Brown Manufacturing
4661 Stafford Ave. N.W.
Wyoming, MI 49548

616/249-0200
F: 616/249-3211

[email protected]
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"we've tried everything but the registration won't hold true. is there a possible fix?"

You've got to be more specific about what direction and much your image moves.

Forward and backward
Side to side

Before you call, inspect the 'moving parts' to see if they are 'moving', rather than locked in place. Start with the foundation and work up.

  1. Center post perpendicular to the ground, not the floor.
  2. All arms solid.
  3. Platens all solid and all the same distance from the center post.
  4. If your screens and platens are not parallel, the squeegee will distort the image as you print.
  5. Level #1 platen.
  6. Level heads to the #1 platen
  7. Level other platens to #1 head
  8. Load a screen with no stencil in head #1
  9. Use a pencil (not pen), to make a mark on the mesh and check all your platens.
Do the thing that makes you think your press won't hold registration

Call Brown.
 

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thanks guyz for all the info. time to rebuild it from the ground up and check all properties of each part. time for maintenance anyways, right?:D have a good weekend. -peace.
 

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Check your screen frames also. If using wood frames, sometimes the corners get loose; they may seem tight, but the force of a squeegee dragging across the mesh can cause the frames to wrap in & out with each print. The corners of the frames are the biggest area of concern. make sure they're good & solid.
 
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