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PR IN T T E CH INDUSTRIAL PRINTER EXPANDS WITH INKJET Barbara Montgomery UV inkjet opens up new opportunities for durable-products operation. A dding equipment has always been about creating opportunities at Becker's Fabrication (Yorba Linda, California). Integrating UV inkjet technology into the company's diverse printing/manufacturing operation has been no exception. With applications ranging from labels to membrane switch overlays and large parts, including many with complex color, three-dimensional graphics, and/or sub-surface printing, Becker's UV inkjet capabilities help support its continued expansion into diverse industrial markets. Digital graphics are married to screen-printed circuits for graphically enhanced membrane switches. 10 SCREENPRINTING The color and print controls of newer digital printers have allowed for precise and repeatable matches to customer's requirements. Since its mid-'80s beginnings serving the golf industry with hot-stamped shaft and club labels, Becker's offerings have grown to include flatbed screen printing, flexography, and digital printing, as well as associated fabrication processes such as diecutting and laminating. By enabling Becker's to produce items from industrial controller overlays to labels used on underground locating equipment, the company's arsenal of printing options has drawn customers in the irrigation controller, OEM, spa, and many other industries. The company considers itself an early adopter of digital technology, purchasing an HP Indigo S2000 in 2001. Like many printers in the overlay and durable-label business, inkjet came much later than it did to graphics printers in the P-O-P and outdoor-advertising fields. In 2011, the company added a Roland VersaUV inkjet printer/ cutter. "With digital technology, we saw an opportunity to create complex graphics with more colors and special effects, without the extra preparation time and costs associated with an analog process like screen printing," says General Manager David Beilfuss.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Screen Printing - June/July 2016

Screen Printing - June/July 2016
Editorial Insights
Pressing Issues
Industrial Printer Expands with Inkjet
Production: Tortoise or Hare?
New Products
What’s Next for Single-Pass Inkjets?
DTG: Life in the Fast Lane
DTG Sourcelist
Distributor/Dealer Directory
Classifieds/Ad Index
Print, Flash, and Rock ‘n’ Roll

Screen Printing - June/July 2016