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DIRECT TO SCREEN?

Posted on Wed, 18 Aug 2004 at 11:46



anyone have any experience with this process? our company is wanting to research this( possible switch over) and looking for input from the field. thanks

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Anonymous says: Are you referring to Digital direct to board printing such as piezo and UV digital process(D2B) or Direct to plate thermal process(CTP)? posted on: Fri, 08/20/2004 - 2:07am
Anonymous says: the machine will produce the image on the coated screens, thus eliminating the seperation output and up keep, some even eliminate the exposure unit and vaccum table. posted on: Fri, 08/20/2004 - 12:45pm
Anonymous says: I looked several years ago and they were way too expensive for my company. What is the price range today??? posted on: Tue, 08/24/2004 - 1:12pm
Anonymous says: for something to handle 23"x31" ,around $75,000-$85,000 new! kiwo even has a new system that uses uv light which burns in the image, like $540,000. are there any used in the market? have not any yet. posted on: Wed, 08/25/2004 - 9:49am
Anonymous says: Check out fastscreen at www.screenprinters.net/ It is new but 25k is better then 80k hugh posted on: Mon, 10/11/2004 - 4:54pm
Anonymous says: we just purchased the kiwo i-jet. whatwould you like to know posted on: Fri, 10/22/2004 - 1:28pm
Anonymous says: I just finished the most complete article on this that I've seen in Screen Printing mag (June 2004 / Volume 94 / NO.6). It had some pretty frank talk by Coyle Reproductions and Belaire Display (large ...

I just finished the most complete article on this that I've seen in Screen Printing mag (June 2004 / Volume 94 / NO.6). It had some pretty frank talk by Coyle Reproductions and Belaire Display (large format display printers) and also 2 textile printers (along with blurbs from the manufacturer's, of course)

The gist of the article was that everyone who managed to pony up the considerable expenditure to get it in the shop and completed the sometimes long learning curve to switch mentalities from manual to direct to screen, every one said the change not only was cost effective but almost immediately became indispensible (I think the textile printer suggested that anyone who hasn't made the switch soon could never hope to stay competetive with him)

The comment in a previous thread about it being "too expensive" for this guy's shop reminds me of what people said about the switch from solvent based inks to UV curable inks 10 years ago

There is no doubt that when they were first being touted as the "next big thing" they were just not ready (as any new technology is at it's beggining) but the last 10 years (as the article I've mentioned states) has seen the fine tunning anything new needs to make it commercially viable.

Coyle states they've paid for it in 18 months of use, but Belaire says it took them 2 years to even get it running (of course if you knew anything about these companies you wouldn't be surprised by either statement)

Then again one company, whose name will be unmentioned, bought the Luscher 5 years ago and never could get it to work and just got rid of it and went back to film.

Apparently it's working fine for 45-55 line screens, other say they use it up to 75 line artwork, and use their film output for 85 line and higher. ( yes higher, what, you can't print 120 line?)

Anyway, don't take my word for it, read the article (it might just be available here at this website)

good luck
Rocky

posted on: Thu, 10/28/2004 - 11:54am
Anonymous says: What you write is interesting. We have been a player for eight years+ and put our first units in the field in 1998/99 and they are all still running smoothly today. We have transfer printers. T-shirt ...

What you write is interesting. We have been a player for eight years+ and put our first units in the field in 1998/99 and they are all still running smoothly today. We have transfer printers. T-shirt printers, towel manufacturers, POP, large graphic printers,etc. and we have just about run the screen printing table. We have unit placed where onle signs or spot colors are printed to one company producing bank credit cards with halftone and process color backgrounds to 120 lines. And...we can provide references!!! EVERY CTS unit that we have shipped world-wide for direct imaging to screen is operating TODAY. Our claims are factual and we standby to prove everything that we claim!!! Hugh Neville... Richmond Graphics

posted on: Fri, 12/10/2004 - 3:37pm
arthur henriques says: It's a Zund with a Richmond decal on it...... posted on: Tue, 11/13/2007 - 11:01pm
DJax says: I have had over twelve years of experience of CTS, from waxed based systems through to the very latest Laser exposing units, not only using a a daily daily basis but also installing and setting up systems ...

I have had over twelve years of experience of CTS, from waxed based systems through to the very latest Laser exposing units, not only using a a daily daily basis but also installing and setting up systems mainly in the UK and Europe, what do you want to know?

DJ

posted on: Thu, 11/15/2007 - 10:52am

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