When it comes to screen reclaim, every shop has different needs. Some shops need a large washout booth to accommodate many screens, while other shops need a quality booth with a small footprint. No matter the size of the shop, there’s a washout booth that fits just right. Here’s a guide to choosing the best washout booth.
SPACE AT A PREMIUM
Got a small shop space? There’s a washout booth for that. Some shops require printers to get creative with their space. Meet the tabletop washout booth. It’s compact and can fit on a screen cart or — as the name implies — a table. With sturdy aluminum construction, it’ll last through thousands of reclaim days.
The best part? Printers can stow the washout booth out of the way to make room for other items needed in the shop. Starting a print run? Move the washout booth to a corner of the room and use the free table space to hold printing supplies or blank shirts (as long as the table is clean and dry). This booth gives printers versatility and quality.
GOT SOME FLOOR SPACE?
The 33” washout booth is a popular choice among manual screen printers. There’s a reason for that. This booth is free-standing and doesn’t take up much room in a shop. The booth holds a standard 20”x24” screen, a favorite among printers. Aluminum and steel construction means it can withstand just about anything. Printers can also add backlighting to the booth. This helps illuminate any emulsion spots or imperfections during the rinse-out and reclaim process.
With a free-standing washout booth, there’s space underneath the washout station itself. A filtration system fits perfectly in this open space. Printers can reclaim screens without worrying about sending emulsion, ink, and chemicals down the drain. A filtration system is a great investment for anyone reclaiming more than 10 screens per day.
RECLAIMING LARGER SCREENS?
When jobs get oversized, all the equipment scales up. This means that printers are using larger screens. The good news is that there’s a washout booth to accommodate large screens and still handle reclaim like a pro. The 48” washout booth comes equipped with a backlight system and can handle those oversized or auto-sized screens.
Set up a filtration system, grab a power washer, and reclaim large screens confidently. However, one more option can handle any reclaim job, no matter how large.
THE BIGGEST, BADDEST WASHOUT BOOTH
Looking to reclaim tons of screens quickly? The 72” washout booth has it all. With plenty of space to fit screens side-by-side and enough height to handle auto-sized screens, this washout booth works as hard as any high-production screen printer.
The washout booth, like the 48”, comes equipped with a backlight system so printers can get the best rinse-out and reclaim every time. This booth has a large footprint and is best for printers with tons of space in their darkroom.
SHOULD PRINTERS GET A FILTRATION SYSTEM?
The short answer? Yes. Filtration systems prevent plumbing from getting blocked with emulsion, ink, and other chemicals. Rather than replace the plumbing (an expensive, time-consuming issue), invest in a filtration system to filter the water down to a safe level.
All Sgreen® washout booths are easily fitted with a filtration system. If printers are reclaiming 10 or more screens a day, a filtration system is definitely worth the investment. Don’t have the budget? Create a DIY filtration using screens and buckets to filter out the particles.
A washout booth is a must-have for any printer creating and reclaiming screens. Depending on the needs of the shop, printers need options. With four possible options in the Sgreen washout booth line, there’s a perfect booth for every screen printer.