Screen Printing File to Screen Printed Art

All you need for an efficient & productive artroom

Once your designer has finalised the screen printing file, you have several steps before it appears on a finished garment as you well know. How you get to that finished product depends entirely on how you equip your pre-press area or artroom.

While some may view the items discussed on this page as unnecessary, it will be difficult to make your screen printing equipment run at peak performance and earning optimal revenue for your business unless you invest in them over time. By making a few simple changes to the way you produce film positives, register screens before exposure, dry coated screens prior to use, setup the press and mix ink, huge benefits can be derived.

Take a moment to read about the tools we offer that will turn your screen printing artroom into a highly efficient part of your business – you can only benefit by learning how to work smarter instead of harder!

Dalesway Consumables Shop Visit the Silk Screen Printing Supplies Online Shop

By following the above link, you will be taken to out on-line shop where a comprehensive range of screen printing consumables can be purchased.

The product range: (click the panels below for more information)

Colour Separations & Film Output

Fast colour systemCreate colour separations from your screen printing file and produce high quality film output using FastColour, a suite of products that will allows you to print full colour designs onto t-shirts and other garments like a pro in no time.

Screen Exposure Units

E2331 closedA vacuum bed exposure unit is an essential piece of hardware in any screen printing business. Dalesway offers a range of units including small format vacuum systems, self contained metal halide and free standing metal halide.

Washout Booths

Vastex washout boothsA washout booth is a great tool when you are making screens on a very regular basis as it keeps the potential mess from water and chemicals in one place. The purpose of a washout booth is not to remove ink but to prepare the screens initially and remove the stencil when reclaiming a screen.

Screen Drying Cabinets

vastex dri vaultA screen drying cabinet is the ideal way to increase the productivity of the pre press areas of any busy screen printing business. Screens can be cleaned and prepared and coated with emulsion, then dried and stored inside the cabinet ready for use all in under 20 minutes.

Screen Registration System

VRS Pin registration systemThe Vastex pin registration system allows users to locate film positives onto coated screens, then burn all the screens in registration and after washout, fit the pre-registered screens onto the press in registration.

Training Tools

DVD based screen printing training courseAll the training tools you will need to learn more about screen printing are contained within this comprehensive book and DVD set. The full kit teaches the principles of screen printing and the self study system is an ideal way to learn.


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