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Offline Maxie

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Stripping Automatic - Fastest way
« on: February 14, 2018, 07:39:52 AM »
I would like to know how other people remove screens, squeegees and flood bars between jobs.
You could put the squeegee and flood bar on the screen and remove it all together.   Might risk damaging the screen.
I sometimes remove excess plastisol from the squeegee and flood bar with a card, putting the excess on the screen, removing the squeegee and flood bar and afterwards the screen.
This is much slower but has less clean up afterwards.
What do you do?
Maxie Garb.
T Max Designs.
Silk Screen Printers
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Offline tonypep

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Re: Stripping Automatic - Fastest way
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 07:45:03 AM »
Teardown/setup carts for those with multiple autos. New job is immediately interjected. About half a minute per screen to teardown. Dan may have pics

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Re: Stripping Automatic - Fastest way
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 09:19:11 AM »
Even though we have a small crew, this is what we work towards.

There is actually a ton of videos from Danny's shops, that are extremely helpful in watching how it's done in an efficient manner.
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Offline stitches4815

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Re: Stripping Automatic - Fastest way
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 09:49:42 AM »
I don't place anything on my screens.  All it takes is one oops and now you have a hole in your screen.  farts are a good idea.

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Re: Stripping Automatic - Fastest way
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 10:05:39 AM »
I don't place anything on my screens.  All it takes is one oops and now you have a hole in your screen.  farts are a good idea.

Farts are the best idea!!!! Faster breakdown by far! hahaha

Offline T Shirt Farmer

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Re: Stripping Automatic - Fastest way
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2018, 11:15:51 AM »
Think race car pit stop, everyone has on or two very specific task here is how we do it

Last shirt loaded - loader replaces puller puller starts taking out squeegee and flood bars  - once last shirt unloaded puller removes and inserts new screens while loader is reviewing docs for next job - puller loads ink as loader follows printing /reging screens - catcher has prior order stacked or boxed by the time the next print is ready and reviews docs for next order - puller double checks proper carts are by loading station and reviews docs- manager QC print and sign off on order

Only one person touches ink - everyone reads work order - everyone needs to move with a sense of urgency understanding no money os made when chatting only when the press is spiting out good product. If you want to go the next level you have floater that lines up next orders checking for available ink. clean floods and squeegees and roams the press adding ink, checking print quality covering for any team member needing bathroom break, making screens for those pesky rush orders that show up unexpected etc.

If you have a good team it is amazing how much work you can get done in a shift
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Offline Shanarchy

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Re: Stripping Automatic - Fastest way
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2018, 01:55:27 PM »
Super small shop here (1 to 2 person operation)

Roq press, which allows screen to be removed without removing squeegees and flood bars.

-Place a sheet of a paper on pallet. Can be cheap 13x19 paper, garbage film, or carrier sheets which we have from being capillary film users. (to keep pallet clean)

-Screen is removed and gently laid on pallet. Quickly card any ink that is dripping off of the squeegee or flood bad into the screen.

-Screen is brought to a screen rack for ink carding (to be done later) and ultimately reclaimed.

-If ink color in the head is being used for the next screen going in (such as white ink) we pop the new screen in.

-If color in that head will be different we pop out the squeegee and flood bar, send them to screen room to be carded (later) and cleaned.

-Pop in new screen and clean squeegee and flood bar

We save actually carding ink from screens into the appropriate buckets for later in the day when we're done printing. My goal is to try to keep the press moving as fast as possible. But I feel we still take way too much time in going on to the next job and am trying to be quicker.