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An Overview of Automatic Garment Presses

(June 2011) posted on Tue May 24, 2011

Use this guide to automatic garment presses to find out about important features and functions and learn about some of the models on the market.

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By Ben P. Rosenfield

The Synchroprint S-Type AC is available in eight, ten, 12, and 14-color models, and Hirsch says it’s fully loaded with an array of standard features simply not found elsewhere. It runs on single-phase power and comes standard with AC drive printheads with linear guidance, fully enclosed drive belts for protection from inks and chemicals, individual front and rear off-contact adjustment on all stations with click-type calibrated dials, control keypads on every station with all main operator functions, lifting printheads to provide an unobstructed view of the image during setup and ink refill, adjustable screen holders for front or side screen loading, front and rear microregistration with visual guides, tool-free front and rear stroke-length adjustment, independent flood/print-speed controls, squeegee-pressure regulator on every station, and more. Each model in the product line is designed to produce up to 1400 pieces/hr, and each supports a maximum image area of 17.5 x 21.5 in. (444.5 x 546 mm). Features include a full-color touchscreen display with commands for all main operator functions, including individual printhead controls with multiple print-stroke capability, plastisol/water-based print modes, sequential print start/finish, sample/test print facility, dwell timer, remote flash-cure-unit programming (including platen warm-up), real-time production data, and picture-driven self-diagnostics. A built-in USB port facilitates online support and software upgrades. An optional multiplier program operates individual printheads in programmed sequence, allowing flash curing in multiples without losing a printing station. Other options include flash-cure units, a film-positioning unit, aluminum honeycomb platens, pre-registration system, flocking modules at any station, and more.


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