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The most Efficient, Versatile and Cost Effective Screen System available
The Kwik Change Screen System offers two major advantages over conventional screens:
- It simplifies screen preparation by avoiding the need for adhesives, fabric stretchers and hand finishing.
- It speeds up screen changes by avoiding the need for positional adjustment.
By using innovative design, prefabricated components and simple jigs, the screen preparation process has been reduced from several hours to only a few minutes - even with minimal skills!
The system is suitable for all screen-printing machines including linear or rotary multi-colour machines and single colour machines and for printing any cylindrical, conical, flat or oval product.
Compared with conventional screens, the Kwik Change Screen System offers numerous advantages including:
PREPARATION OF SCREENS
By using a simple Assembly Jig, the prefabricated screens are fitted with tension bars. These bars also act as electrical contact bars when the screens are used for printing with thermoplastic enamels. The screen is then easily located on the screen frame and the required tension applied. Tension can be easily adjusted to suit the size and shape of the product. The special profiles on the screen and frame prevent loss of fabric tension. With this process, a screen can be fully assembled and tensioned, ready for coating, in only 6 minutes.
After coating with photoemulsion and drying, the screen and the photopositive are placed into the Exposure Jig. This Jig accurately locates the stencil with the screen mounting points but also brings the positive and screen fabric into perfect contact ready for exposure, without the need of a vacuum print down frame.
The G.G.Cade Table Top Exposure Units have been designed specifically for use with the Exposure Jig system and offer fast, reliable exposures using the minimum of energy.
Because the screen has been prepared in the Exposure Jig, the relationship between the stencil and the screen mounting points always remains constant. This means that after fitting the prepared screen to the printer, there is no need for positional adjustment. Screen change time can be reduced from up to 20 minutes to only 1 to 2 minutes giving savings in "down time" and increased production.
To give maximum screen life, Kwik Change replacement screens are fitted with THERMOTUF profiles. These special profiles are designed for printing with thermoplastic enamels and will withstand both heat and tension for many hours without distortion. There are two types of Thermotuf profiles available:
- Thermotuf Blue, for temperatures up to 75°C
- Thermotuf Red, for temperatures up to 100°C
The Kwik Change Screens are available to fit all types of screen printing machines:
- End Mount Frames for Strutz, Rosario, Dubuit and Kammann multi-colour automatic machines
- End Mount Frames for 1 and 2-colour Dubuit 150 machines
- Side Mount Frames for , Fermac and Isimat multi-colour automatic and semi-automatic machine.
We also offer special Kwik Change Mug Frames for printing handled products such as mugs, cups, tea glasses and jugs. These frames are fitted with a special end flange insulation to prevent thermoplastic colours from freezing on the frame. Kwik Change Mug Frames are available for both end mounting or side mounting.
All Kwik Change screen frames are offered in a range of standard sizes but we can offer working lengths up to 650mm and working widths up to 300 mm.
The Kwik Change Screen System is the most efficient, versatile and cost effective screen system available.
Our CD-ROM or videotape (PAL VHS or NTSC format) showing the Kwik Change Screen System assembly process is available FREE OF CHARGE.