Screen Drying Cabinets
Increase Productivity in Art Preparation
Whether you are running a busy screen print shop or art department in an educational environment, a screen drying cabinet will make a huge difference in overall productivity.
With a screen drying cabinet, freshly coated screens can now dry in a safe, dust-free environment to minimise the frustration of contaminated screens.
Dry Screens in as Little as 20 Minutes!
Thanks to the high volume of filtered air and gentle heat in a Dri-Vault premium screen drying cabinet, screens dry consistently and evenly in a completely light-tight environment without the risk of any dust particles contaminating the wet emulsion.
The Dri-Vault cabinet circulates heated air at around 290 cubic feet per minute, while the entry-level Dri-Cab requires roughly an hour, as it circulates ambient air at around 113 cubic feet per minute.
Space Saving Design
The clever design of the Vastex range of screen drying cabinets allow for clever use of space. The range of screen exposure units manufactured by Vastex fit neatly on top of the screen drying cabinets, not only using space effectively, but also improving workflow and productivity, a very practical solution for any environment handling screens.
Optional lockable castors can also be fitted to the screen drying cabinet to make the whole assembly easy to move if required.
A tabletop screen printing press like the V1000 can also be fitted on top of the entry level Dri-Cab in lieu of a screen exposure unit if desired.
Wide Format Screen Drying Cabinets
If you use larger screens than average, the wide format Dri-Vault is ideal. The screens used with the DiGiT Athletic Numbering System is an example of this. The internal components on this versatile screen drying cabinet can be moved or even removed to match the size of your screens quickly and easily.
High Production Screen Drying
In busy screen printing shops, the sheer number of screens required on a daily basis, dictates the need for a larger drying cabinet. The vertical format Dri-Vault from Vastex can dry up to 24 screens in as little as 20 minutes in such cases.
Screen Drying Cabinets: Models
Entry Level Screen Drying (Yellow)
Our brand new Dri-Cab screen drying cabinet is ideal for the small shop on a limited budget. It holds up to 10 screens and is equipped with a filter and air blower to safely dry screens in a light tight environment.
High Production Premium Screen Dryers (Green)
The Dri-Vault series is equipped with a very high volume air blower and heater to dry screens in the shortest possible time. This unit is ideal for high production environments where time is of the essence. Dri-Vaults come in three sizes and match the Vastex range of exposure units perfectly to create a space-saving combination unit.
- Compact 10 Screen Unit
- Wide format 10 / 20 screen unit
- Verrtical format 24 screen unit
The wide format unit accepts either 10 screens up to 119 x 79cm (47 x 31") in size or 20 screens at 58 x 79cm (23 x 31"). In-between sizes can be acommodated by moving the central "tree" to a suitable location.
Model Comparison Table
|Dri-Cab||Dri-Vault 10||Dri-Vault 10/20||Dri-Vault 24|
|Warranty||3 years||3 years||3 years||3 years|
|No screens||10||10||10 or 20||24|
|Max screen size||58 x 78 x 4cm||63 x 91 x 4cm||10 @ 129 x 91 x 4cm or 20 @ 63 x 91 x 4cm||63 x 91 x 4cm|
|Smallest screen width||46cm||46cm||
|Blower (free air)||113 cfm||290 cfm||290 cfm||580 cfm|
|Heater power||NA||1550 W||1550 W||3100 W|
|Cost to dry screens (£0.10 /kWh)||£0.0024||£0.05||£0.05||£0.10|
|Drying time||<60 min||20 min||20 min||20 min|
|Temperature range||NA||0 - 40 °C||0 - 40 °C||0 - 40 °C|
|Amps||1 amp||6.5 amps||6.5 amps||16 amps|
110 x 74 x 23 cm & 87 x 74 x 21cm
|114 x 109 x 91cm||173 x 114 x 89cm||112 x 112 x 208cm|
Actual drying times will vary. Factors that influence screen drying times are humidity, the thickness and type of emulsion on the screen and the size of the screen.
In areas of particularly high humidity, locating the screen drying cabinet in an air conditioned room where the air is dryer would improve drying times.
Add a Screen Exposure Unit
With the exception of the 24 screen vertical screen drying cabinet, each model is compatible in size to a matching screen exposure unit. Screen exposure units are available in UV or super-fast exposing LED format.
Read more information about the Vastex range of screen exposure units on the separate product page by following the inline link. The combination unit of screen drying cabinet and screen exposure unit can be ordered on either page.