Called VRS for ‘Vastex Registration System’, it allows pre-press staff to register screens in three steps:
1) attach positives to setup sheets in register using a pin board
2) attach positives to screens in register using the pin board screen stops
3) burn all screens on any exposure unit in register.
Corresponding screen stops on a ‘pallet jig’ enable press operators to locate screens onto any rear clamp press with all colours in register, in 1 to 3 minutes per screen, according to the company. “If a press generates €70 to €220 of profit per hour, eliminating one-half hour to two hours of registration downtime saves €35 to €440 every job,” says Vasilantone.
In addition to cutting registration time by 70% to 90%, the system is said to improve registration accuracy while reducing rejects and creating a shop registration standard. The system accommodates any type and size of screen.