Screen printing registration system

  • US 5,953,987 A
  • Filed: 10/15/1996
  • Issued: 09/21/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/15/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A printing registration pallet for use with at least two printing stations, each station having (1) means for retaining a pallet supporting a textile or substrate to be printed upon and (2) a printing head supporting a screen frame and having adjustment means to adjust either the printing head or the screen frame relative to the registration pallet when the registration pallet is in communication with the screen frame, the screen frame including an outer frame perimeter and holding a screen, said printing registration pallet consisting essentially of:

  • a printer frame member having a first surface and a second surface, two side members and two integral end members;

    a first projection projecting outwardly from and rigidly connected to the printer frame member on the first surface, the first projection having substantially planar, stationary contact surface for directly contacting the screen frame;

    a second projection projecting outwardly from and rigidly connected to the printer frame member on the first surface, the second projection having a substantially planar, stationary contact surface for directly contacting the screen frame and being spaced apart from and positioned a first predetermined horizontal distance and a first predetermined vertical distance from the first projection;

    a third projection projecting outwardly from and rigidly connected to the printer frame member on the first surface, the third projection having a substantially planar, stationary contact surface for directly contacting the screen frame and being spaced apart from and positioned a second predetermined horizontal distance and a second predetermined vertical distance from the first projection; and

    ,means connected to the second surface of the printer frame member for cooperating with each of the means for retaining a pallet to both retain and remove the printer frame member for registering the screen frame, the first, second and third projections forming a right angle and cooperating with the outer frame perimeter of the printing screen at each printing station to register the printing screen frame relative to the printer frame member when the registration pallet is in communication with the screen frame.

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