Boston Industrial Solutions (Woburn, MA), a leading U.S. ink manufacturing technology company, has introduced the Volta S150 Screen Printer – a single colour automatic tabletop screen printing machine for printing face masks, t-shirt, tagless neck labels, uniforms, underwear, denim materials, pants pockets, waistbands and other apparel. Tagless screen printing with the S150 produces “vibrant, high opacity, soft, crisp and wash-resistant images on cotton, nylon, polyester, denim, fleece, spandex and ribbed textiles,” said the OEM. The copmany added that the process is superior to tagless pad printing because of the ability to print bright white images on dark substrates at extremely low costs. In addition, this process is “superior to heat-transfer labels for jeans and denim materials at incredible speed and cost savings – an impossibility with the pad printing process today.”
The Volta S150 is a user-friendly tagless label printer that’s ideal for both start-ups and demanding heavy-duty industrial textile printing operations. It’s also ideal for facemask printing as well as printing on flat, promotional products and industrial parts up to 4.2 inches high. It incorporates a simple-to-use PLC and tool-less set-up for quick job changeovers, an adjustable x-y fixture holder table, and variable inking – “two features that are a first in screen printing,” the company added. This S150 also features print frequency controls that allow the operator to regulate print opacity, quality and speed. The new printer is ideal for printing with Natron screen printing inks – including silicone inks for both textiles and rubber, LED UV screen printing inks, water-based inks, and solvent screen printing inks (including the MG Series inks for printing on glass).