Conveyor Dryer Oven Systems
The Conveyor Dryer is the critical final step in drying or curing the ink in Screen Printing Process. A conveyor dryer capable of handling larger orders can be the key to growing your business while a conveyor dryer that is too small will result in a production bottleneck, keeping you from producing efficiently and on schedule. Too little time in the dryer without enough heat will result in an under cured design that washes out while too much heat in an effort to get more product through the dryer may result in scorched garments. It is ultimately less expensive to buy a dryer that you can grow into rather than buying a larger dryer in years to come.
Plastisol inks typically cure at 320 degrees F (160c), and the faster you can get both the garment and entire thickness of the ink to that temperature without scorching, the faster you can produce. The heavier the garment or thicker the ink deposit the more energy it takes to reach this critical temperature. Infrared (IR) Heat transmits heat quickly but is very sensitive to time and distance making it very unforgiving for bulky three dimensional items such as sweatshirts or jackets. Moving air converts IR heat to slower and more forgiving Convection Heat. In terms of balancing speed and flexibility, it is best to have both IR heat for speed and convection heat for flexibility
EASE OF LOADING GARMENTS:
How quickly and easily to you want to load garments onto your conveyor dryer? The wider the dryer's belt, the less you have to fold the garment and the faster you can load them.