Easiway developed The Original Dip Tank System over 30 years ago with both small and large companies in mind.
The 'One Step' chemistry allowed an individual to process dozens of screens in an hour, at a cost of pennies per screen. This new process would simply and efficiently dissolve the ink and emulsion on the screen following a two or three minute dip (the solution in the dipping tank is one part chemical mixed with five parts water). Following immersion in the tank, the screens are rinsed with high-pressure water. If a stain exists an additional product is applied and rinsed with water.
This system addressed all the needs of printers in North America. Surfactant and detergent technology was incorporated in lieu of solvents, making the products affordably priced. Health and safety concerns are dealt with by limited human exposure, coupled with safer detergent characteristics. Cost issues are dramatically reduced by the number of required chemicals and more importantly, the amounts consumed.
See some of the most common reasons our customers prefer the dip tank system over the manual method:
1. Simplicity: The area with the highest employee turnover in screen printing businesses is in the reclaim room. With a dip tank, you simply place your screen in the tank for 1-3 minutes to soften the ink and emulsion from the mesh enough to be sprayed with a pressure washer and liquefied enough to go down the drain safely. Simplifying this procedure will reduce turnover and make it easier to train when turn-over does occur.
2. Economy: When you use a dip tank, your chemical solution is utilized to its maximum. The solution is re-used over a long period of time in the tank instead of being rinsed down the drain each time a screen is reclaimed. This saves a significant amount in chemical cost. When your screens soak in the tank, you are allowing the solution to do the work for you, instead of an employee. Create a cycle by rinsing out a screen while the next screen soaks and repeat. This saves you significant dollars in labor and will cut your screen reclaiming costs in half!
3. Control: When you use a dip tank, chemical usage is measured and controlled. Without a dip tank, stencil removers are applied to each screen individually with some screens using more chemistry wasting money, while other screens use less chemistry requiring more washing time. Employees do not control the amount of screen chemicals used from screen to screen, but dip tanks certainly can.
4. Higher Production: The Easiway dip tank system combines ink removal, emulsion removal & mesh degreasing. Combining these three steps can increase your screen through-put. In one hour you can clean and reclaim 30 or more screens.
5. No Guessing: When employee turnover is higher, managers are constantly teaching and employees fail to properly do procedures correctly and/or use screen chemicals in proper amounts. A dip tank makes screen reclaiming a ‘no guess’ procedure.
Streamlining procedures are the center of the Easiway dip tank system and screen reclaiming will no longer be a problem zone in your business.
Watch Video: See how the Easiway Dip Tank System works