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Advice on Semi Auto Press

Posted on Tue, 31 May 2005 at 23:59



I am a small manufacturer of decorated glass panels, they are multiple colors on round glass panels, 1/8" thick. I have been screening by hand for almost 3 years and want to buy a semi auto press, and have a couple questions. I need to print a max of 17" diameter circle, but 99% of the work is 15" or less, so what is the smallest unit I should use, all my screens are 27" x 27". I don't mind spending good money on a quality used unit, but am looking for guidelines to consider when shopping, and recomendations on brands. The only thing I really want (I think) is even squeegee pressure and that is a problem now. Besides that, a quiet reliable unit.

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Anonymous says: I'm assuming these are not 15" cylinders? Flat glass, just cut in circles, right.... So you need a press that will hold your existing screens, with a min 18" x 18" print area. 20x27 is a common size. ...

I'm assuming these are not 15" cylinders? Flat glass, just cut in circles, right....

So you need a press that will hold your existing screens, with a min 18" x 18" print area. 20x27 is a common size. You may find it might be cheaper to get a bigger one than a little industrial unit, they are a bit more scarce.

either a clamshell or a 2 pole vertical lift would be perfect.

Expect to pay $1000 - $5000 used.

Email me if you need some help on this.

Andy

(good to see you are still printing!)

posted on: Thu, 06/02/2005 - 9:06pm
Anonymous says: hello, we can build you one for less money than getting one from a machine maker. e-mail me if your interested. thanks gary posted on: Sat, 06/25/2005 - 10:10pm
Anonymous says: lance, just read your message. I have a slightly used Lawson Genie with 18X24 print area that might interest you.I could deliver, where are you? posted on: Fri, 08/26/2005 - 4:24pm

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