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How do I know when it's time to get an automatic press?Updated a year ago

Knowing when it's time to get an automatic screen printing press depends on various factors. Increased demand, limitations of manual presses, and the desire for higher productivity are key indicators that an upgrade may be necessary. Assessing your shop space and location is crucial, as residential areas may not be suitable due to the need for compressors typically used by automatic presses. If you prefer hands-on tasks like pulling a squeegee, hiring a business manager to handle office-related responsibilities could be a better option. Similarly, if screen reclamation is a burdensome task, hiring a part-time screen reclaimer can alleviate the workload.

Consider the size and complexity of the jobs you handle. Automatic presses excel in large orders (72+), offering significant time savings. If you frequently receive orders with a high quantity of a single garment type, an automatic press can streamline your production process and save valuable time.

It's important to research the different types of automatic presses available and their features to choose the right one for your needs. Evaluating zoning regulations, consulting with city zoning offices or realtors, and ensuring your space can accommodate the press are essential steps. Additionally, taking into account electrical requirements and budget constraints is crucial.

By considering these factors, you can determine whether it's the right time to invest in an automatic screen printing press. Careful evaluation and understanding of your specific needs will help you make an informed decision and enhance the efficiency and productivity of your screen printing business.

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