Face mask printing machine
There are several types of face mask printing machines available. These are pad printers, digital, and screen printing machines.
But first, lets address the importance of PPE face masks. According to FDA, N95 respirators and surgical masks are examples of personal protective equipment that are used to protect the wearer from airborne particles and from liquid contaminating the face. The CDC recommends face masks or Cloth face coverings as a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people when the person wearing the cloth face covering coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice. This is called source control. With this change and a global spread of the virus, fashion brands and promotional companies have started to brand face masks.
Demand for Sanitizer, Face Masks Skyrockets
In coming data from Google and ASI, show a dramatic increase of searches for face masks and hand sanitizer since March signaling a growing concern about preventing transmission of the COVID-19. Click here to view current trend – Live data from Google. With an increase in demand and end user consumption, comes opportunities for branding. Many decorators are looking into this demand as an opportunity to adverstise. The challenge has been on finding the right face mask printing machines.
What are the best face mask printing machines?
Face masks can be printed with either pad printer machines, screen printer machines, and inkjet printing machines. Each of these machines offer a great option depending on the desired outcome. The major considerations to address are speed, quality, targeted market, and budget. For start ups, companies need to consider the versatility of the equipment they purchase for future projects. In this article we will focus on pad printing machines and screen printing machines for face masks.
Pad printing machines for face masks
Face mask pad printing process is a popular application for printing 1- or 2-color logo graphics quickly on face masks. Pad printing is a great solution for this face mask printing application because of speed. As a result, pad printing process is able to keep up with the demand for this piece of PPE as well as switch over to printing other supplies such as hospital gowns. For new entrants into this space, the future utility of the equipment needs to be considered. The key here is to determine if you’ll need to do single color prints of multi color prints.
For single color printing on face masks, we recommend the is the Volta™ M150 1-Color pad printer pad printer. The M150 has a maximum image size of 80 mm (3.15″) – this is the best machine for the job, with the ability to print up to 1500 parts an hour.
Two color prints, we recommend the Volta™ M2150 2-Color pad printer.
Screen Printing machine for face Masks
Screen printing is also another alternative. Until now, screen printing face masks at high speed was a challenge. In addition, the inks and fixture posed a tough challenge for screen printing companies. Boston Industrial Solutions designed and built the Volta™ S150 1-Color table top screen printer for tagless and face masks printing. This machine is ideal for any start up or existing screen printing companies. This machine prints 1-color logo graphics on face masks at lightning speeds. The prints are dry to touch in seconds to minutes. The S150 has a maximum image size of 80x100mm (3.15 x4″). The S150 has almost all features of a pad printer and more. Just like pad printing, screen printing can keep up with the demand for PPE and can easily switch to print on uniforms.
Digital printing for face masks
Digital printing has been challenging on textiles for a while. However, this is quickly changing. Digital printing enables full-color graphics and photos. It is also the perfect solution for customization high end face masks.