Vastex Expands V-1000 Economy Press Line to 8 Stations, 8 Colors
Vastex expanded its V-1000 economy line of manual, commercial-grade screen printing presses with a new eight-station, eight-color V-1000-88 model, as announced by Mark Vasilantone, President.
"The new V-1000-88 is the only eight-color manual screen printing press in its class, and costs hundreds less than competitive eight-color presses while offering greater rigidity and a three-year warranty," he said.
The rear-clamp press features rubber-coated steel pallets and a unique floating head design that allows all-heads-down printing. With six-way head leveling and tool-free micro registration, it is said to deliver precise multicolor registration previously limited to machines of significantly higher cost.
The five-leg frame with interconnecting service pan provides greater structural integrity and tip resistance than four-leg designs, permitting the addition of pallets and accessories too large or heavy for other presses in this price range, according to Vasilantone.
Because the design is modular, the frame can be ordered with any number of printheads and pallet arms, allowing smaller shops to minimize initial cost, and add stations and colors when needs increase.
"The V-1000-88 is the first press of its kind for shops on a budget to reduce up-front investment without the risk of out-growing the equipment when high capacity, production flexibility or special effects are required," explained Vasilantone.
A fully expanded Model V-1000-88 press with eight stations and eight heads can be set up to boost output on a single job, or to print multiple jobs simultaneously. It accepts over 50 Vastex pallets including oversized pallets to 20 by 24˝ (50x60 cm) for oversized prints, and heavyweight vacuum pallets for transfers, signage and flat stock.
Strength of the frame and printheads enables the press to support screens up to 23x31˝ (58 by 79 centimeters) as well as the company's clamp-on DiGiT™ Athletic Numbering System that uses two screens with five numbers each for one-color numbers, or four screens for two-color numbers.
The company also manufactures high-capacity, V-2000HD industrial-grade presses, V-100 entry-level presses, infrared conveyor dryers for both DTG printing and screen printing, flash cure units, exposing units, screen drying cabinets, washout booths, and complete equipment packages, and offers a comprehensive range of training classes for entry level, intermediate and advanced screen printers.