Double Blade Squeegees: Boost Printing Speed by 30%!
Now you can supercharge your printing speed by at least 30% with our remarkable Double Blade Squeegee! Witness the incredible results by watching Charlie Taublieb's speed/output test in the Videos tab.
Investing in Double Blade Squeegees is the ultimate game-changer for owners of automatic screen printing machines. Not only do these squeegees significantly increase the opacity and resolution of your images, but they also turbocharge your printing process.
Plastisol ink, known for its high viscosity and thickness, poses a challenge when pushing it through a fine mesh with closely spaced threads. Traditionally, screen printers resort to using coarse meshes for underbase printing. However, this compromises the final print resolution, as the quality is tied to the underbase resolution. To overcome this, many printers choose to stroke their images twice, but this consumes valuable time and resources. Enter the Double Blade Squeegee, the ultimate solution.
After the flood bar loads ink into the mesh, the first blade of the Double Blade Squeegee pushes the ink through the mesh and onto the substrate. While some ink remains on the screen, the second blade swiftly follows just a fraction of an inch behind, effortlessly pushing the remaining ink through. The result? Sharper resolution, stronger opacity, and a significantly shorter printing time compared to stroking an image twice with a standard squeegee. In fact, screen printing expert Charlie Taublieb conducted a test and observed an astounding 30% increase in output achievable with a Double Blade Squeegee! Even with conservative estimates, if you print a few hours a day, the Double Blade Squeegee pays for itself within a week.
Key Features and Benefits:
- Our Double Blade Squeegees come with 55/90/55 durometer rubber for the front and 62/90/62 durometer rubber for the rear.
- The second blade enhances ink penetration through small mesh openings while saving valuable time compared to using a single blade for double stroking.
- Particularly effective for pushing plastisol through fine mesh openings.
- We stock 16" (40cm) squeegees, while all others are made to order.
- Double Squeegee Cleaner included for convenient maintenance.
Upgrade to our Double Blade Squeegees and experience a dramatic increase in printing speed, enhanced print quality, and significant time savings. Witness the difference for yourself and unleash the full potential of your screen printing operation.
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My experience is that when combined with an S mesh screen and a roller squeegee, the results can be fantastic. I ordered one as a skeptic, ran a couple jobs, and ordered two more. The only negative is when you start up or stop for a few minutes, you may have to slow the stroke a little until the ink warms up. Otherwise it can hydroplane over the ink.
This squeegee is our go to for white ink. Why wait for the machine to do the second hit when you can do it on the first? We also use this in combination with our roller squeegee to achieve a smooth print. We're really happy with our products from AE.
You can tell the difference with one job.
We only printed one job with is so far but could tell a difference.
This double squeegee saves lots of time and ups production on how many shirts can be printed in an hour. It also prevents too much ink to be deposited on a print when using a single squeegee on the second stroke - basically flooding the screen again.
This increased our production significantly. Would recommend!
We want both of our presses to have them for cotton and poly whites. Typically a single stroke does the trick, but definitely a double if we need a heavy white. This has been a real enhancement to our produciton. As always the Action Engineering products set the standard for quality and design.
The squeegee has increased our output for printing by about 40%, there is no need now to double stroke the white or black ink, which we primarily use the squeeges for, and the floodbar keeps the ink flowing within the design instead of piling up on the edges, so there is no need for stopping production and scraping the screen ink back in the middle. We are overall more efficient in our printing and customers are happy with the results.
From the second I opened the box I could tell this bad boy was the real deal. I did have to adjust my print angle once or twice, but within the first 2 minutes of having this piece of art attached to my machine I knew that my life would never be the same. The combination of the soft then hard squeegee is something you don't realize you're missing in your life... until you try it. The thought of using a single blade squeegee for my white prints ever again makes me want to vomit. I was however a bit nervous. I thought to myself, "will this put down too much ink on the shirt? will this feel like I am printing concrete sheets onto the shirts?" My tiny pea sized brain couldnt have been more wrong. Prints are smoother, flatter, and just all around more perfect. I would give this double ender a 10 out of 5 stars if I could! Must have for any print shop who has an auto, and cares about the quality of print, and time saved!
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