Silver Press: Easy-Spin Bearing Allows for Faster Printing

The bearings on the Silver Press create a smooth-traveling spin that can increase your screen printing speed if you let the screens drift while you silkscreen.

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Video Transcript

One element I'd like to talk about on the Silver Press is the center shaft bearing. I'll show you what the center shaft bearing looks like (zooms in on the center shaft bearing). This is a really nice, industrial bearing, and actually, there is another one just down underneath. You have, actually, two sandwiching the head index, one on the top and one on the bottom.

When you are printing using these bearings, the press spins freely and easilly. The head actually drifts. Why is that important? Here's why. Let's say you are printing...

You drop your screen... You print... You go to do the next color... boom
You drop your screen... You print... boom
You drop your screen... You print... boom
Now what happens next is you want to pull your shirt off the platten, and then load a new shirt for a new print. While you're doing that, your screen can be set in motion. Now it drifts back to the first screen you'll need for your next print, while you are working on something else. You're actually over here (back to the press), off-loading the shirt, and loading a fresh one.

Once your shirt is loaded, your next screen is already in position and ready to print. Bam. That increases your speed, and that's good stuff. More t-shirt prints per hour.

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