Free Plans for Screen Printing Press!
The screen printing press is a beast in and of itself. Meaning, it looks complicated, is expensive and can be made several different ways. The good news is that you don’t have to buy an expensive press printing screen.
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In fact, you might be able to buy a used one from a local t-shirt shop. Just call them up and ask them if they’re selling any used equipment. I only had three in my area and they were all fairly new so I had to make mine.
First, you need to decide if you’re only going to print with one ink or if you’d like to have a multi color screen printing press.
I suggest starting out with a four-color manual screen printing press. This means, you’ll have four stations four four colors. Meaning you can printing four colors at a time on a t-shirt.
But I’m sure you’re like me and don’t have $20k to drop on a brand new state-of-the-art printing press. So, let’s cut to the chase. You need to make a homemade screen printing press like this one.
The good folks from PrintingPlans.com have the full plans available. And they’ve also made it easy to order the nuts and bolts so-to-speak for about $99.
Tip: Be precise in all of your measurements!
I had most of the parts hanging around so I didn’t have to order it, but for those of you who think you can just get everything at the local hardware store… think again. It’s so much easier to just order their package.
Of course, you’ll have to pick up the lumber at your local lumber yard and trust me… they don’t run out of anything.
It took me a few days with the help of my dad to build this unit. I also modified it to make it easy to roll around. Adding the cupboard unit was more efficient. It allowed me to hold all of my chemicals, inks and a few t-shirts in a safe place. Also, I added wheels to the bottom with locks. Which allows me to move it around easily when necessary.
E-mail me if you have questions at gldawson at gmail. Otherwise, click on the link to download the plans.
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