Screen Jig Prints Numbers to 12 Inches
ALLENTOWN, PA — A new DiGiT™ Model V2NS-12 clamp-on numbering system for rear-clamp manual screen printing presses with 2 or more stations, prints athletic numbers up to 12 inches in height, it was announced by Mark Vasilantone, president.
The system consists of two sliding rail assemblies (secured by the rear clamps of a manual screen printing press) that hold two numbering screens, one burned with numbers 1-2-3-4-5, and the other with 6-7-8-9-0.
The rail assemblies have a roller bearing with detents and a yellow target arrow, allowing the operator to slide the screen left or right, and simply lower it to lock the desired number in place, ready to print.
The system features five detent positions for each number, enabling the operator to fully compensate for the thinner number "1" in two ways: first, by removing excess space between the thinner number "1" and the adjacent number, and second, by centering the resulting
two-digit number on the shirt, all in about five seconds according to Vasilantone.
The two-station system, which fits virtually any rear clamp manual press, accommodates a pair of 23 x 47 in. screens containing one set of 12 or 10 in. numbers, 23 x 38 in. screens containing one set of 8 in. numbers, or 23 x 31 in. screens containing one combination set of 6 and 4 in. numbers.
An additional set of rail assemblies can be added to two additional stations to print number outlines in a second color.
According to the company, one operator can print up to 60, 2-digit shirts per hour in one color, or up to 40 in two colors. Two operators can print up to 120, 2-digit shirts per hour in one color, or up to 60 in two colors.
The sliding screens can also be used for printing of other variable graphics such as team names, sponsor names and chest images,
while press stations not being used for variable printing can be used with regular screens in normal fashion, or as loading/unloading stations.
In addition to DiGiT rail assemblies, the company offers exposed screens, blank screens and film positives. "Because numbers 0 through 9 are divided between two screens of standard sizes, shops can save money by exposing their own screens using positives available from Vastex," says Vasilantone.
V2NS-12 system rail assemblies, numbering screens, screen positives, squeegees and squeegee rest tubes can be purchased as components, or as complete packages with numbering screens and without. All are shippable via UPS.
Also offered is a V2NS-8 system for printing numbers up to 8 in.