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COTTON CANVAS TOTE BAGS

The RapidTag is the most efficient screen printing machine to print on cotton canvas tote bags. We actually sometimes call it the "Tote Bag Machine".
In a 40 inch diameter machine you will produce over 1000 pieces per hour. This machine is 2 colors , 2 flash cures and 5 stations. Custom pallets and/or configurations are always available. Contact your ASPE representative today for pricing and information.

 

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PRINTING WHITE INK ON BLACK POLY

Heat the pallets up to 150 degrees Fahrenheit and you will get a steady flowing production. You will also notice that we adjusted the arms on this particular machine. The arms are curved in order to have place to tuck in the strap of the bag.

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PRINTING ON POLYPROPYLENE TOTE BAGS

Polypropelene is one of those materials that can be a little difficult to print on, especially on promotional polypropelene bags, but NOT with the RapidTag! The RapidTag makes it easy for operators to print on these bags. The secret to keeping steady flowing production is making sure that your pallets are heated/ warmed up at 150 degrees Fahrenheit. This is important for having the ink adhere to the substrate quick enough to keep production going smoothly as presented in the video. You can check this by using a heat gun and point it at your pallets. In regards to the ink most customers use a curing additive with the ink in order to get a quicker and stronger bond to the fabric because most plastisol inks need about 325 degrees Fahrenheit in order to cure (which polypropylene cannot withstand). In our printing shop we try to stay away from the curing additive because it tends to dry up on our screens. In the video we used straight white plastisol with no additional additives because our flash cure systems only need a split second to cure the ink since the pallets are already hot.

PLASTIC BAG BAN

Why are more and more countries beginning to ban plastic bags? One-time use plastic bags are causing destruction throughout the world. These non-biodegradable bags are responsible for unsightly litter, flooding, the degradation of soil, creating an unnecessary expense, wasting petroleum (a non-renewable resource), and causing the deaths of hundreds of thousands of animals a year.

  • Globally, ~500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed per year – Over 1 million bags per minute
  • Millions of sea animals die from plastic bags and other waste each year
  • Retail businesses spend about $4 billion each year on plastic bags
  • Only 8% of the total plastic waste generated in the US in 2010 was recycled
  • The United Nations Environment Program estimates 46,000 pieces of plastic litter floating in every square mile of ocean
  • Americans throw away about 1 billion plastic bags a year, equivalent to dumping ~12 million barrels of oil

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