A flash cure unit allows screen printers to optimize their screen prints. With a flash cure unit, you can overlap your colors without unintended blending or put down an underbase for a more opaque print. Getting those optimal results takes some skill with your flash cure unit, and if you don’t know the ins and outs of using a […]
Screen printing requires heat. Every screen printer knows that applying the right amount of heat for the right amount of time results in a crisp screen print that’s fully bonded to your substrate. Sometimes, however, heat can prove the enemy.
Flash cure units are a mainstay in nearly every screen printing shop. They’re crucial when it comes to printing a white underbase or when printing abutting or overlapping colors.
In screen printing, safety comes first. The well-being of your press operators and other employees is often contingent upon their knowledge of and familiarity with the equipment they’re using.
By Michael Jirasek
I remember the first time I worked with a quartz flash. It was a little scary! Flash settings can be tricky and require attention to detail. However, the payoff in increased production more than makes up for the learning curve. Here’s a general guide to help you find the right quartz flash settings for your print jobs.
Have you noticed an overreliance on your flash cure is slowing down your production? A flash cure can be a helpful tool or it can be a waste of time; you have to know when it’s necessary and when it isn’t.
When it comes to your screen printing production, a flash cure can either be your best friend or your worst enemy – it can be a big help or it can slow you down. Understanding the different types of flash units and their appropriate uses will help you get the most out of them.