Screen Registration System Boosts Press Output, Profit
ALLENTOWN, PA — Vastex has developed a pin registration system that enables anyone to register screens off-press instead of on-press, enabling press operators to print profitable work almost non-stop, according to Mark Vasilantone, president.
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 all screens on any exposure unit in register.
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.
In addition to cutting registration time by 70% to 90%, the system is said to improve registration accuracy while reducing rejects and creating a shop registration standard.
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.