A.W.T.’s standard printer features include “parallel peel” for a more consistent flood stroke and ink deposit, automatic levelling of squeegee/floodbar pressure across the substrate, patented upfront stroke adjustment for easier print positioning and advanced ink recovery.
For over 20 years A.W.T. World Trade Inc. has provided customers with the most comprehensive glass printing system solutions in the industry. These machines enable glass printers to deliver rapid output with high-quality printing on a vast array of rigid substrates, including solar panels, architectural glass, automotive glass, appliance components and decorative mirrors.
“We pride ourselves on offering the largest-format screen printers available in the industry,” A.W.T.’s President Michael Green said. “Equally important, our screen printers are loaded with standard and optional features that enable users to achieve the fastest, highest-quality and most precise output possible.” Green also noted A.W.T. offers expert help in setting up complete glass decorating shop systems and staff training.
Standard printer features include “parallel peel” for a more consistent flood stroke and ink deposit, automatic levelling of squeegee/floodbar pressure across the substrate, patented upfront stroke adjustment for easier print positioning and advanced ink recovery. A.W.T.’s most innovative feature for its printers is the “Remote Diagnostics” technology, which is instantly available globally with the touch of a button using modem or internet-based service.
A.W.T.’s large, fast and extremely precise printers also come standard with super micro-registration controls, which deliver a repeatability of +/- .002 inch for reliable application of intricate design details and even etch masks. Options such as pre-registration and electric-eye monitoring provide even greater precision and minimize the need for handling the product. Transport systems can be designed to make right-angle turns to accommodate limited production space.
The Accu-Print High Tech flatbed printers have a special belt delivery system enabling safe, scratch-free transport of glass panels. Models include the Accuprint High-Tech™, the four-post “high-lift” HL/RP™ for printing on thick panels, the two-or-three-post long-stroke V-LS/RP™. A.W.T. also offers the three post V-LS/OS™ for panels up to 4.25 meters (14 feet) long and 2.1 meters (96”) wide, with larger sizes available via custom order.
A.W.T. glass panel screen printing systems include a full line of post-press options, with the very latest in quartz, UV, infrared, and hot air (electric or gas) drying systems. The latest A.W.T. dryer offering – designed with the glass industry in mind – is the Jet-Stream Q-Series, which combines a 10-foot, high-efficiency quartz-tube heating chamber with fully adjustable air recirculation, state-of-the-art touchscreen controls, and a pneumatic roof lift for easy maintenance of the heating system. Cooling hoods deliver high-velocity ambient air to instantly cool heat-sensitive substrates for handling and packaging and preventing distortion of stacked materials. The heating and cooling sections are both customizable and modular; giving printers the flexibility to create a custom drying system that suits their particular requirements.
A.W.T. works with customers to design high-output systems that move glass panels quickly, efficiently – and without scratching or substrate shifting – through each stage of the decorating process: loading, pre-registration, printing, inspection, drying, cooling, and take-off. A.W.T. also provides a line of expert pre press equipment, as well as a wide array of printing supplies and 90-degree turn conveyors creating a custom engineered, end-to-end printing system solution.