Tales from a Print Room - Stop Rulers & Stops

March 29, 2018

Stop Rulers and stops are for your registration of your repeat. Mark's stop ruler was passed down to him from Mr Juan. Mr Juan was Mark' Mr Miyagi! "Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off. Breathe in through nose, out the mouth. Wax on, wax off" and a quick slap to the back of the head when he was wrong.


Below we use a right angle rail made from steel. It is 40mm x 40mm x L (as long as your table). This is screwed to the edge of your printing table and it is what your screens will butt up against. Important to get as straight as possible.




Below are our stops. These are milled out of steel, we have had these custom made as we have never found them available for sale. Good to have friends that work with steel. These stops sit onto the steel rail.




The Stop Ruler, it is a meterage printers "sword"




Stops were used to create a starting edge… 




and an adjustable edge (below)




Ruler has been mounted onto a aluminium bar, to keep it straight.




Notice grooves in back of stops (above) to sit it on rail.




First stop should be set at zero and second stop (right) should be set at repeat of design for printing. 




Stop ruler is sitting on rail and stops have been set to repeat.







15mm spanner works a treat when tightening stops.



Next month we will be taking you through screws in screens, which use to straight line the screens on the tables. If you have any questions please let us know in the comments!


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