Introducing our state-of-the-art screen printing technology
Our Sakurai screen printing press, in combination with the integrated Natgraph dryer, delivers greater than ever speed and capacity, resulting in faster turnarounds at lower cost with absolutely zero compromise on quality. Moreover, this technology is extremely energy efficient, benefitting both the environment and your company carbon footprint.
This industry leading screen-print combination consists of:
> Sakurai MAESTRO high precision flat bed screen printing press
> Natgraph Air Force tunnel dryer with electronic UV system
The Printer: Sakurai MAESTRO MF-80 VII
The Sakurai Maestro is a high precision flat bed fully automatic screen printing press which boasts an astonishing print run rate, making it perfect for large scale, high-end industrial printing.
Competitive Printing – The press increases our capacity and helps reduce lead times, especially on repeat orders. This keeps us highly competitive with both Europe and China.
Higher Speed – The machine can achieve a highly impressive 900 prints per hour! This compares to 300 prints per hour from older machines.
Quicker Set-Ups – The CCD camera sheet alignment reduces the set-up time for each colour by 5 mins compared to older machines
The Dryer: Natgraph Air Force UV Combination Dryer
The Natgraph is a UV combination tunnel dryer which has the ability to dry both solvent based inks and UV cured inks in the same unit, quickly and efficiently. It has a built-in electronic intelligence system which senses when the machine is idle or in full production mode and adapts its energy usage accordingly. This has an added benefit of extending the life of the UV curing lamps. A sheet sensor detects when no substrate is present within the dryer and automatically lowers the power level of the lamps to 30%.
Energy Efficient – In addition to the energy saving intelligence included as standard, our machine incorporates an optional heat exchanger which pumps and recirculates air back into the system, saving yet more energy.
Reduced Costs – There is an average reduction of 40% on running costs compared to older dryer technology. The energy efficiency of the dryer helps reduce operating costs and energy usage even further.
Speed – We also save on secondary drying. Traditionally, we would need to stove dry printed membranes circuits in an oven for 30 mins. The built-in Quartz infa-red heat filter removes this process, speeding up production.
We are proud to support British industry with this installation – Natgraph is a UK manufacturer with all parts made in Britain.
Click the link to download technical details for the Natgraph Air Force UV Combination dryer.