Smallest DTG-Capable Dryer Now In 30 In. (76 Cm) Width
The LittleRed X1D Dryer, designed to match the output of DTG printing systems, is now available with a 30 in. (76 cm) wide conveyor belt, offering greater flexibility to the small shop operator, it was announced by Mark Vasilantone, president.
Equipped with a 24 in. (61 cm) wide heater, this dryer can cure up to 29 garments per hour DTG-printed with digital white ink at 2 minutes dwell time, as well as screen-printed garments at rates to 65 per hour for water-based ink or discharge, and 150 per hour for plastisols.
By curing DTG-printed garments in an infrared conveyor dryer, the garments avoid the flattened, ironed-on appearance and halo associated with heat-pressing of printed images.
The dryer can also be employed to dry the pretreatment, relegating the heat press to flattening of raised fibers prior to printing with a one second 'touch' per garment.
As standard, it is equipped with features found on the company's larger DTG-capable dryers including adjustable belt-to-heater clearance to accommodate bulky items, a dual digital PID temperature controller accurate to ±1°F, and an X-Series conveyor belt roller tracking system with Teflon-coated fiberglass belt. A powered exhaust removes moisture and air contaminants at a rate of 177 CFM (5 CMM), while cooling the housing and controls.
The heaters of all Vastex dryers carry an industry-leading 15-year warranty, and feature closely spaced coils that provide high-density, medium-wavelength infrared heat for maximum cure speed without cold spots or under curing associated with conventional units.
Fully expandable, the X1D-30 can accommodate additional heating chambers and belt extensions as business needs grow.
The company also offers DTG-capable conveyor dryers in widths up to 78 in. (198 cm) with capacities of up to 185 DTG-printed garments per hour, up to 555 per hour screen printed with water-based ink and discharge, and up to 1080 per hour screen printed with plastisol ink.
Vastex also manufactures heavy-, medium- and light-duty presses, athletic numbering systems, flash cure units, screen coaters, screen exposing units, screen drying cabinets, pin registration systems, washout booths and complete equipment packages for entry-level to large commercial shops. Also offered is a comprehensive range of training classes covering general subjects for beginners to specialized topics for experienced professionals.
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