Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Screen Printing Press

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

This is a screen printing press I built. Some piece of 62x37mm SPF lumber are used for the main construction and lumber core plywood for the platen and the base.

My router table previously built did good job for making lap joints.

The arm bracket is made with two of modified hobby cramps screwed to the aluminum angle.

Before I build this press, my concern of this project is how the arm swings. I see some presses on the web use springs to pull the arm. Since I am not sure what size of screen frame I am going to use or how heavy the screen will be, choosing the ideal springs for the arm might be little difficult.
So I figured and go primitive way, Pulley Systems for the counter-weight.

The counter-weight for the arm is just attached with the cable to pull the arm up and down. To hang the counter-weight(the bottle of water in the photo), I put the little pulley in, which is a part of sliding door wheels.

The counter-weight is adjustable with how much the water is filled.

The adjuster for off-contact is screwed in.

Before I made a platen out of thick MDF table top but it was too heavy for this press. So I used lumber core instead.

The platen can be adujusted with sliding and tightening the nut

I have already an exposure unit for the screens. So I want to try and make the screens.

Thanks to Screen Printing Press | HaHa Bird for ideas.


  1. This is great.....If I decide to try screen printing, I will be back for some advice. Thanks!

  2. Hi, King's X Custom Leatherworks
    Thank you for visiting.
    I will do the same if I decide to try leather working.

  3. This is awesome! Let me know if you would be willing to sell or share the dimensions you used to create it. It turned out great.

  4. Awesome. I really appreciate if you'll share the dimensions. Or if you want to sell it. Really. I'll love it, we'll love it, me and my girlfriend. Tnx.


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