Why the Stampinator Will Become the New Normal

Why the Stampinator Will Become the New Normal

Screen printing has been around in various forms for ages. The process of "Silk Screen Stencil Printing" was modernized for popular use and patented in the early 1900's. The first dual rotary printing press was invented in the 1960's by Michael Vasilantone. The rotary press allowed screen printers to increase production exponentially and was a huge innovation.

Anyone who was screen printing garments at this time and wanted to remain competitive in the screen printing industry on a volume level was basically forced to get a rotary press. Manually placing a screen on a jig and pulling a squeegee might make for a good print, but it would not be fast enough to keep up with screen printing shops using a rotary press.

Then the automatic screen printing press was invented. Just as when the manual dual rotary screen printing press was released, the automatic press was a massive game changer that allowed for an exponential increase in production. Screen printers who are competing on printing in volume were forced to get automatic screen printing presses. 

Flash forward to the present, the screen printing industry has changed a lot, even when compared to 10 years ago. DTF transfers are now a major part of the industry. Most major screen printing operations use a heat press(s) for various purposes. Since the heat press has been invented, there has not been many major leaps forward in regards to increasing production. Yes, there are heat presses that have multiple stations, but these do not offer an exponential increases in production. The Stampinator has changed that. 

The Stampinator is essentially a spring loaded heat press that is able to mount to automatic and manual screen printing presses. This allows users to heat press with the same level of production that screen printing presses offer. Not only can you achieve an exponential increase in production, the Stampinator will also make your screen prints better. It can be used to matte down fibers before the printing process, and makes final cures and under bases smoother because the heating element makes contact with the ink/garment. 

To give some perspective, the Stampinator can cure up to 360 DTF transfers per hour on a manual screen printing press. It can produce up to 480 DTF transfers per hour on an automatic press. Anyone who spends their days on a traditional heat press doing transfers knows this is a massive improvement in production. 

Because of these innovations in quality and speed, the Stampinator will become the new normal for doing transfers and screen printing. Just as the dual rotary press displaced the manual jig style of printing, the Stampinator will gradually displace the traditional heat press in high production shops. This is not to say that heat presses will be phased out completely. The automatic screen printing press didn't completely displace the manual press, but a manual press cannot compete with an automatic press in quality or production. 

Those who get on board with the Stampinator the soonest will experience the rewards sooner. 



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