Vastex International has launched a new 67 x 95 cm vacuum pallet to hold poster board, corrugated plastic and other flat substrates in place on a standard screenprinting press.

The all-steel pallet contains hundreds of perforations across a 64 x 91 cm suction grid, and is offered in a 120V or 240V self-powered model with an integral blower, or with a universal hose adapter that can connect to a customer-supplied shop vacuum or a central vacuum system. 

Mark Vasilantone, president of Vastex, said: “The new larger vacuum pallet offers garment screen printers a quick, easy way to diversify into printing signage, bumper stickers and posters on corrugated, foamed, or magnetic stock, as well as paper, cardboard and paper-thin plastics down to 250mm.

“The vacuum pallet gives garment printing shops a low-cost way to create an additional income stream from existing clubs, schools, teams and other garment customers, while attracting new customers needing flat screen printing services.” 

The vacuum pallet can be mounted as standard on a heavy-duty pallet arm and is secured in place using two locks. It also features a leveling feature to assure an even transfer of ink, allows for printing on flat stock slightly larger than the pallet itself and can withstand the heat of repeated flash cure cycles.