Screen Printing, Pad Printing & Hot Foil Printing
Equipment for promotional printing, industrial marking & education
Dalesway Print Technology markets screen printing equipment, pad printing equipment and hot foil printing equipment by some of the best manufacturers in their respective industries. We specialise in printing equipment that offer benefits that competitors' machines do not have and most of our equipment can be upgraded to grow with your requirements, which saves valuable capital expenditure in the long run.
Our suppliers include:
- Vastex Screen Equipment
- Anatol Auto Garment Presses
- Printa Manual Screen & Pad
- GTO Pad & Screen (Semi-Auto)
- Kwikprint Hot Foil Equipment
Individual help and advice
Some products may only lend themselves to being printed in one specific way, while others may be compatible with the use of one or more methods, so we discuss your objectives with you in detail and suggest the best solution for your business. In the event that more than one printing technique would suit your product, we can point out the pros and cons of each technique to help you decide what would be best for your business.
Screen printing is used for printing onto a wide variety of products. These products are generally either flat (such as t-shirts or front panels of machines) or cylindrical (such as bottles or mugs). Ink is used in this printing process.
Pad printing can be done onto surfaces that are not flat and is the most versatile of all the product marking techniques. Complex shapes and surfaces are no problem for a pad printer and This is also an ink based printing process.
Hot foil printing is used to add shiny metallic or gloss finishes to a wide variety of products, mostly flat in nature. It is a totally dry print method, making it very convenient.
Together these three printing techniques cover a very wide range of requirements.
Whether you are purchasing screen printing equipment for a school or college, looking to start your own business printing onto t-shirts, or sourcing machinery to print onto other parts, you will find the range we offer to be comprehensive.
There is something to suit all professional and semi-professional budgets, particularly if you are serious about the growth and success of your business venture rather than looking purely to purchase the cheapest solution.
Our range of silk screen printing equipment offers both manual and semi automatic solutions and these systems will allow you to take on everything from the most basic job to highly complex halftone designs.
If you need to print on a product that is not flat or has a complex surface texture, pad printing is the definitive solution. Think about the surface of a golf ball and you can appreciate how versatile this process really is as it can produce a flawless print in and around every dimple.
While some companies use pad printers to mark industrial components or other parts, purchasing one of these versatile machines can also be an ideal add-on to an existing printing business as it will considerably widen the range of products that can be decorated in-house.
Dalesway offer a range of technologically advanced, semi-automatic tampo printing machines that are manufactured in Europe, as well as the very best manual system that money can buy - the Printa 990 system.
Hot Foil printing
Hot stamping is a very different process as no inks are used for the process. Instead of ink, a coloured foil is used on the machine. The printing process is therefore totally dry and very convenient with no fumes or drying required.
The effects that can be created with foil can be quite stunning and the unique look of a shiny metallic print is hard to beat on the right product. In addition to shiny finishes such as gold and silver, gloss and matt foils are also available.
There is another process called embossing or debossing that can be carried out with the same hot foil printing machine that you would use for standard hot stamping, and this has become a very popular method to add a slightly more understated look.
What do we offer?
We offer your business assistance with the selection of appropriate equipment for the printing of a wide range of products. Our client base is wide and varied, both in the United Kingdom and abroad. We offer the following types of equipment...
The Printa 770 & Vastex V1000 and V2000 silk screen systems and other necessities like screen exposure and screen drying. Ideal set-ups for schools, colleges and universities.
The Foilmax toner foiling system for printing paper and card that has first been laser printed.
The Kwikprint range of hot foil printing machines
A truly unique solution for hot foil printing variable data on-demand directly from computer. This system prints onto a similar product range to standard hot foil printers.
The versatile Printa 990 series system
The GTO range of one, two, four & five colour semi-automatic machines
The Printa 770 & Vastex V1000 and V2000 silk screen systems
The GTO Evo cylindrical and flat screen printing system
The Vastex DriBox, EconoRed and Big Red range of modular, Upgradeable infra red conveyor tunnel dryers
Pressure pad and vacuum bed uv exposure units for general applications and screen making.
Self contained or free standing metal halide light sources for screen making