D-100 Sub-Compact Infrared Conveyor Dryer
ALLENTOWN, PA — An all-new D-100 Sub-Compact Infrared Conveyor Dryer from Vastex International cures 110 plastisol-printed garments or 50 discharge-printed garments per hour.
"The D-100 is our latest in low-cost, high-performance equipment engineered for printers needing the smallest conveyor dryer possible, as well as for entry level printers upgrading from a spot heater," says Mark Vasilantone, president.
At 46 in. (117 cm) long and 24 in. (61 cm) wide, the tabletop unit fits in tight spots, including on utility carts with tops as small as 24 in. (61 cm) square. "Since it draws only 1625 watts, it is also ideal for mobile screen printers to power on site using a small generator, at fairs, concerts, trade shows and other events where sales volume can be determined by drying capacity," he explains.
It is available in 120V or 240V models equipped with an 18 x 46
in. (45.7 x 117 cm) conveyor belt, and a 16 in. (40.6 cm) square heater that carries the same 15-year warranty as the company's larger dryers.
Variable controls for both heat intensity and conveyor speed allow fine-tuning of the drying process according to ink type, ink coverage, desired cure temperature, and rate at which items are being printed.
The heater can be raised, lowered and pivoted using lock knobs on the sides of the heating chamber according to the thickness of printed garments and/or the angle of printed images on irregularly shaped items, for uniform curing of the printed area using minimum energy. Heater shields are included as standard to maximize edge-to-edge temperature consistency for increased image quality.
The compact unit is shippable worldwide via UPS, FedEx, DHL and other small package carriers.
Five higher-capacity models offered with legs, exhaust vents and modular/expandable heating chambers range from Dri-Box mid-level models with 30 in. (76 cm) belt widths, to BigRed V-Series models with 30 and 54 in. (76 and 137 cm) belt widths and capacities to 900 shirts/h printed with plastisol ink, 400/h printed with water-based ink, and 112/h printed with digital white ink.