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TABLETOP T-SHIRT PRINTER

This apparatus is based on the traditional long table used to print repeat patterns on fabric and wallpaper. The important feature is a 3" angle steel rail along one side (a.), which acts as a baseline for aligning the screen parallel to the shirt's bottom edge. Nails or screws driven into one side of the screen contact this surface when printing. Alignment along the centerline (a crease included in the shirt when it's made) is established by a third screw contacting a small plate ( b.) set at right angles to the rail. The triangulation of the three screws cancels the natural racking of wood frames, which makes it easy to micro-register multiple color designs. Once the screen is set up it never has to be registered again. This means that with the waterbase 5 minute cleanup it's economical to print a single shirt.

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Dale McLeod dmcl@therepeatprint.com