Screen Registration System Boosts Press Output, Profit
Called VRS for "Vastex Registration System," it allows pre-press staff to register screens in three steps: 1) attach positives to setup sheets in register using a pin board, 2) attach positives to screens in register using the pin board screen stops, and 3) burn
Corresponding screen stops on a "pallet jig" enable press operators to locate screens onto any rear clamp press with all colors in register, in one- to three-minutes per screen, according to the company.
"If a press generates $100 to $300 of profit per hour, eliminating one-half hour to two hours of registration downtime saves $50 to $600 every job," says Vasilantone.
The system accommodates any type and size of screen, and can ship via UPS.
Systems for manual presses work with any exposing unit and any rear clamp manual press. Systems for automatic presses work with any exposing unit and many automatic presses.