Designed for the medium size print screen printing market the FREEstyler DTS is breaking new ground, using inkjet technology it will introduce Direct to Screen capabilities to the medium sized screen printers. The integrated exposure option includes an integrated LED exposure unit and stand.
You place an emulsion coated screen on the flat bed of the FREEStyler (it comes with various clamps that came be used to aid registration), you then control how the stencil is printed using RIP software that comes with the system. It replaces the Film Positive printing process, the FREEStyler uses inkjet technology to print the artwork directly on the screen with a quick drying ink which is water soluble. When completed you pop the screen in the exposure unit underneath, whilst the FREEstyler creates your next screen, you then take the exposed image and washout as per normal.
Designed for the small and midmarket with an appropriate pricing structure, supports frames up to 36” x 26”, (creates stunning stencils Resolution from 600 – 2400 dpi, 55 – 60 lpi) which would be difficult to achieve accurately with film positives printed with an inkjet printer
The FREEstyler is virtually maintenance free. Unlike most ink jet to film devices and more expensive direct to screen systems the FREEstyler uses a disposable ink cartridge with no complicated ink feed system. It will support frame sizes up to 36″ x 25″.
FREEstyler DTG mode, you can purchase an optional DTG upgrade kit which includes platen, RIP extension, process ink and cartridges. So you can use the FREEstyler both for printing direct to garment as well as direct to screen.
The exposure unit can handle screens up to 110 x 80cm. It uses UV-LED bulbs (Full array of 9 x 11 rows – 390nm wavelength). Typical exposure times are 30 – 60 seconds (Pure Photopolymer), 120 – 150 seconds (Dual Cure) and 180 – 300 seconds (Diazo emulsions).
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Standard unit comes with 23 x 31″ screen drum kit and 2 sets of black UV cartridges