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How do I know if I should get an automatic press or hire another screen printer?Updated a year ago

When deciding between manual and automatic presses for your growing shop, there are a few factors to consider. Firstly, assess your shop space and location. If you have a small space or are located in a residential area, an automatic press may not be suitable due to the compressor requirement. Commercial or warehouse spaces are better suited for automatic presses.

Next, consider your task preferences. If you enjoy the hands-on experience of pulling a squeegee and witnessing the print process, an automatic press may not be the ideal choice. In such cases, hiring a business manager to handle office-related tasks can allow you to focus on the aspects you love about screen printing. Additionally, if reclaiming screens is a burden, hiring a part-time screen reclaimer can significantly lighten your workload.

Job size and complexity are also crucial factors. Automatic presses excel in handling large orders. For example, an eight-color design with a 200-piece order could take around 12 hours on a manual press, while an automatic press can complete the same job in about 15 minutes, considering its speed of printing 800 pieces per hour. If you frequently work on jobs with 72 or more garments of the same type, an automatic press will streamline your production process and save you time. If you'd like to learn more on this topic, check out this article.

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