Screen Printing Press


A press will be your most important equipment when printing multiple shirts. You will want to find one that is good enough quality to last you a long time, and ensure you get premium prints out of it.

A proper press with appropriate features will also save you time, and thus money, during production.

There are basically 3 types of screen printing presses:

  1. Flatbed: This would be for printing in a limited area rather than a continuous pattern. This is great for applying large amounts of ink by using multiple strokes of the squeegee.
  2. Cylinder: Mainly used to print garments and materials that are round or cylindrical in shape, as the name implies.
  3. Rotary: There are mainly 3 types:
    1. Offset: Uses plates of aluminum usually, used to transfer an image onto a rubber blanket, then rolling that image to the printing surface.
    2. Rotogravure: The image is engraved onto a cylinder, and printed from that.
    3. Flexography: Usually called “flexo printing”, it uses in-line features and can be used to print on flexible materials.

The screen printing machine was invented in the 1960’s, and has revolutionized the print industry as a whole. Since then many improvements have been made to make the process more efficient, easier, and effective in producing quality prints.

If you are looking to purchase a press, make sure you buy it from a reliable vendor or shop, so that you can avoid issues with it, or get repairs without worry. The press will be the center of your business, and you need to make sure it will work well for you or else your business can come to a screeching halt.

To find a reliable shop to buy your press and equipment, you will want to ask around in your area. The best thing would be to ask any friends or business partners what their experience is. Even if they do not have a definitive answer, you can get an idea of where to start looking.

Productivity-Enhancing Features


- Production scheduling

- Link jobs to your clients and vendors

- Track weekly and daily productivity

- Step-by-step production status updates

- File storage


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