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Silk Screen Printing Rig

Make/Model

  • Richardson Industries, Westerville, OH
  • Includes Model #445 Hot Shot Heater

Specs

  • 4 screen holders on rotary wheel
  • 120v/1ph/60Hz, 20 amp heater

Current Status

OK
(Though it could do with a good cleaning of the platen, and the whole machine, really… also, we should fix some of the squeegees and clean up some of the screens.)

Location

East Room, Lenox

On lend from

History

2010/05/01 - Arrived at Makerspace
2012/12/31 - Moved to Lenox

Approved Trainers

Approved Members

Notes

  • Pete Prodoehl has been appointed Area Champion for the screen printing area. If you have questions, please ask him.
  • Tom Gondek is an expert user, in fact, he owns the machine. :)
  • If you're not an expert, please use only water-based inks, not the Plastisol inks!
  • There are a number of consumables such as ink, tape, spray glue, and possibly vinyl and transfer paper. Please make sure you replenish what you use.
  • Clean up! Screen printing is messy, especially for beginners. Make sure you clean the squeegees and screens and the machine itself. Don't leave a mess for the next person.
  • If you are using vinyl (or another temporary masking/template solution) and water-based inks, feel free to use any of the blank screens kept in the screen printing area.
  • Make sure you turn the heater off (and unplug it) when you are done!
equipment/silkscreeningrig.txt · Last modified: 2015/12/28 10:22 by keithm