Screens / Frames

Newman Quick Stretch: Square Bar

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"Quick Stretch" - Tensioning Procedures for Newman Roller Frames with Square Bars by Stretch Devices, Inc. Download Full PDF Article...  1.- Frame assembly: The model MZX™ Newman Roller Frame® comes assembled from the factory. The stainless steel bolts will already have been lubricated with C5A, a special copper-based anti-seize compound.   2.- Indexing the Rollers: Rotate the roller opposite the square bar so that the outside of the t-slot (closest to you) is aligned with the first mark on the “inside” top of corner surface and torque bolts of MZX™ models to 45 ft/lb. with a torque wrench. Continuing with the...

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Newman Quick Stretch: 4 Rollers

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"Quick Stretch" - Tensioning Procedures for Newman Roller Frames with 4 Rollers be Stretch Devices, Inc. Download Full PDF Article... 1.- Frame Assembly: Unless your frames have been pre-assembled at the factory, begin by lubricating all the stainless steel bolts with C5A, a special copper-based anti-seize compound. Caution: Do not experiment with other lubricants as they will change the torque compression ratio and void the warranty.How to Lubricate the Bolts: Put a small quantity of C5A on a piece of plastic.Using a narrow brush, apply a moderate coating of C5A to the threaded part of each bolt, using only enough to...

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Aluminum Screen / Frame Tips

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Aluminum Screen / Frame Tips

Aluminum Screen / Frame Tips & Tricks 1. Do not use too much force with a scrub brush or high-pressure spray near the edge of the frame. Excessive pressure puts too much force on the glue holding the mesh to the frame and frequently causes delamination of the mesh.  2. Use tape to protect the crack between the mesh and frame. Solvent-Resistant Tape is more durable than disposable tape…it is especially beneficial if you are going to keep the frame/image Solvent Resistant Cloth Tape (#400-201-1-RL) Blue Polyethylene Tape (#400-200-2-RL)  3. Keep the squeegee away from the inside of the frame...

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A Guide To Practical Reclaiming

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A Guide To Practical Reclaiming

A Guide to Practical Screen Printing Reclaimingby Douglas Grigar Download Full PDF ArticleScreen printing reclaiming with an eye toward diminishing mesh haze, ghosts and stains? One heck of a demand! It can be done though. This article is specifically aimed at using plastisol ink, but many of the points made here are universal to any t-shirt ink system. Note, also the word diminishing. Every ink system has the ability to create results that we could interpret as staining, ghosting and haze. It is a fact of the process and you will see it even with the best of procedures and...

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Panel Frame Instructions

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Panel Frame Instructions

Panel Frame Instructions The square bar retensionable Panel Frame is easy to use and will fit any style and type of printing press. Use with a manual or automatic press. Re-stretch your own screens in less than 1 minute!Sizes:20" x 24" O.D.20" x 28" O.D.23" x 31" O.D. Step-by-Step Screen Stretching Instructions (1 page PDF) Panel Frame Overview Instructions (3 page PDF)

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