Sudharshan Machinery unveils a new semi-automatic screen printer

The NexPrint 2228 will be on display at Knit Show at Tirupur

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NexPrint 2228 semi-automatic screen printing machine by Sudharshan Machinery. Photo Sudharshan Machinery

Sudharshan Machinery has unveiled a new semi-automatic screen printing machine, NexPrint 2228, for the Indian market. The NexPrint has a maximum print area of 22X28 inches.

The NexPrint boasts of a horizontal-angular frame lifting system. Sudharshan Machinery will display the NexPrint 2228 machine at the Knit Show which will be held from 12-14 August at Tirupur. The company will also display the NexPrint 1218.

“Innovation has always been a forte of our company. So, the NexPrint 2228 is a next generation screen printing machine with Horizontal and Angular Frame Lifting System, a novel concept introduced for the first time,” Sundar Raman, managing director of Sudharshan Machinery, said. “Our extensive R&D led to the creation of the machine, which was designed in accordance with market demands.” 

The machine can print wedding cards, bags, decals, stickers, and labels, as well as heat transfer stickers, posters, among others. “Because there is no spillage, the horizontal and angular frame lifting system makes it simple to print with a variety of high fluid inks and UV varnishes,” Sundar Raman said. 

The NexPrint is a single phase, plug and play machine. It does not require a compressor (non-pneumatic type). The machine can be run by using a foot pedal or a push button. It can be run with auto-mode/semi auto mode/pre-set mode option. It can handle substrates of 3 mm to 40 gsm.

NexPrint has a double guided print head linear movement system. It has multi stroke squeegee movement. The machine comes with a 50/9 standard squeegee mounting option. It has dry mode and wet mode for coating position; peel-off system for screen off-contact; sensor guided print area setting up; individual squeegee pressure for left and right position; individual coating leveler for left and right position; ionizer mounting in print head.

Lastly, the NexPrint has a cycle counter with resettable and permanent setting options; it has imported worm gear-box for print head drive and for screen lifting system. The machine has a dial mounting option for bed movement.

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