Printing screens, frames therefor and printing screen units

  • US 8,904,929 B2
  • Filed: 07/23/2013
  • Issued: 12/09/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/02/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A printing screen unit, comprising:

  • a printing screen, comprising a sheet having two pairs of opposite edges, with each respective edge of the sheet including attachment elements; and

    a rectangular frame comprising first and second pairs of interface members attached to the attachment elements at the respective pairs of opposite edges of the sheet and coupled together at corners of the frame;

    wherein the interface members each include an attachment section which provides for attachment to the attachment elements at the respective edge of the sheet, and an engagement section for engagement to a tensioning mechanism;

    wherein the attachment section comprises a first, lower body part and a second, upper body part which together define an attachment slot which extends along the attachment section and in which the attachment elements at the respective edge of the sheet are located;

    wherein the engagement section includes an engagement surface for engagement to the respective tensioning mechanism and the engagement surface is disposed outwardly of the respective edge of the sheet and inclined outwardly from a free edge of the engagement surface relative to the respective edge of the sheet;

    wherein the frame allows for relative movement of the respective pairs of interface members by external tensioning mechanisms separate to the frame to tension the sheet.

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