Imagine working for yourself. You set the hours, determine what's the quality standard, choose who you want to print for — you're the boss. Make your mark with the Entrepreneur Screen Printing Shop Package. Providing all essential equipment and supplies, the package helps get your business up and running with less hassle.
WHY SHOULD I GET A SHOP PACKAGE?
It makes your life easier. You could pick and choose your supplies and equipment, but that takes a lot of time. You need to select a press, exposure unit, inks, squeegees, screens, washout booth, chemicals, emulsions, flash dryer, scoop coaters, tape, spatulas, etc. By getting a package, everything you could possibly need to start up a screen print business with just a few clicks.
WHO SHOULD INVEST IN THE ENTREPRENEUR PACKAGE?
Printers who want to get serious about their business. Let's take a look at the press, one of the most important aspects in a print shop. The Riley Hopkins 300 Press is for the printer who is frustrated with their current press because it cannot keep up with customers' demands. It's for the printer whose business is booming with large orders and multi-colored jobs continuously rolling in.
The press has all the goodies you wished you had in your current press — components that dial in registration, speed up processes, and allow flexibility for on-the-fly adjustments. Plus, the 300 is heavy duty. The press is meant to live in your shop forever.
Besides the press, printers wanting to up their game can with a LED exposure unit. LED is the new standard. LED bulbs in our exposure units were designed specifically for exposing screens. The bulbs produce an optimal UV wavelength (which works for both dual cure and photopolymer emulsions). Having optimal UV wavelengths mean you're able to expose your screens faster and produce better detail. You'll be able to replicate the same quality burns from a great exposure platform, each and every time. LED exposure units have many other benefits like less energy usage, better consistency, faster exposure times, and more. LED exposure units make better screens.
Printers who have the budget and drive to shift their shop into overdrive should consider investing in the Entrepreneur Package.
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WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE ENTREPRENEUR AND ENTREPRENEUR PLUS?
As the name suggests, Entrepreneur Plus has more and larger items. Supplies are the same, it's the equipment that's slightly different. Check the table below to see the differences between the two.
Entrepreneur PLUS Package
As you can see, the Entrepreneur Plus has a larger press, provides a conveyor dryer, and offers a LED vacuum exposure unit. The bigger and fancier equipment means the price is higher. Which one you go with depends on what you plan to do in your shop and your budget. Want to print high-colored prints? Plan to print many halftone designs? Thinking about dabbling in water-based printing? The Entrepreneur Plus is the package for you. If you plan to stick with printing plastisol inks, 1-3 colored prints, and less complex designs, the Entrepreneur Package will fulfill all your needs.
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WHERE SHOULD I START MY SHOP?
Screen printers know how to get creative with the spaces available to them. Many, many screen printers work out of a basement, spare bedroom, or garage when they first start. With the Entrepreneur Package, it would be best to setup in a larger space like a garage because the press is larger. Check out this blog to learn about best practices of setting up a print shop in a garage.
Investing in a shop package is an easy, economical way to start up or upgrade a screen printing business. The Entrepreneur Package is one of many. If it's not your cup of tea, be sure to check out the other kits and packages to discover one that better fits your needs.