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    We are so excited about the new Tri-Lock we bought. We should get it in about 2 weeks. Any tips on how to set everything up.

    I was fortunate enough to train on with M&R, and I loved it. It's a must have.

    Thanks!

  • #2
    Originally posted by whodey
    We are so excited about the new Tri-Lock we bought. We should get it in about 2 weeks. Any tips on how to set everything up.

    I was fortunate enough to train on with M&R, and I loved it. It's a must have.

    Thanks!
    Flat screens and a level press will be key!
    Rich Hoffman
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    • #3
      I agree with 244, but everything you do before hitting the press is just as important. Take your time when you position your film. Pretty much like the old saying goes...garbage in, garbage out. Do it right and reap the benefits!
      Dave Filip
      Bimm Ridder Sportswear
      (319)364-3479
      davefilip@bimmridder.com

      You can't have everything. Where would you put it?

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      • #4
        Amen to that Rich! I thought my tri-loc was so so, till my machine was fully re-adjusted by Rich and Tim, now as long as I'm dead on at the grid, I'm 99.9% at press. All jobs today needed zero micros once screens were loaded. It's the real deal. Just take your time and don't rush yourself when lining up on the grid before burning your screens! It will make your jobs go smoother, your day less stressful and everything waaaaay more effeicient!
        www.evolutionaryscreenprinting.com

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        • #5
          I'm hating our Tri-lock. Seems like I am wasting a lot of time on something that suppose to save us so much. Sucks

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          • #6
            Originally posted by gtmfg
            I'm hating our Tri-lock. Seems like I am wasting a lot of time on something that suppose to save us so much. Sucks
            Trade for a Newman Roller Table?

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            • #7
              your nuts.. you have to be doing somthing wrong with the tri-loc.. its soooo easy,and see dead on!
              Like im sure everyone has said.. if you reg on your light table is off, than you'll be off on press. SO take your time, and make sure your reg is on point!
              also sometimes the little pins that push your screens to the 3 points dont move them all the way to the three spots on your exposure unit.. so MAKE sure all your corners are hitting the 3 points..
              thats all, its super easy!
              Patrick Lashbrook
              Application Specialist
              Office: 630-446-7176


              patrick.lashbrook@mrprint.com

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              • #8
                Originally posted by gtmfg
                I'm hating our Tri-lock. Seems like I am wasting a lot of time on something that suppose to save us so much. Sucks
                I'll give you $500 for it right now!!!! $400 if we have to wait 'til tomorrow.
                Steve
                www.tshirt1.com

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by T Shirt1
                  I'll give you $500 for it right now!!!! $400 if we have to wait 'til tomorrow.
                  I will give you $501 right now...and $399 tomorrow and BTW I love printers like you cause you make me look so much better...use your tri-loc and knock business out of the park...

                  Sam
                  Sam Wildt
                  Palomar Printing
                  Operations Manager
                  http://www.palomarprinting.com
                  508-856-7237

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by T Shirt1
                    I'll give you $500 for it right now!!!! $400 if we have to wait 'til tomorrow.
                    I will give you $501 right now...and $399 tomorrow and BTW I love printers like you cause you make me look so much better...use your tri-loc and knock business out of the park...

                    Sam
                    Sam Wildt
                    Palomar Printing
                    Operations Manager
                    http://www.palomarprinting.com
                    508-856-7237

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by socalfmf
                      I will give you $501 right now...and $399 tomorrow and BTW I love printers like you cause you make me look so much better...use your tri-loc and knock business out of the park...

                      Sam

                      Use the Tri Loc even when I said I can't get it to work? Great advice. No wonder why there are so many printers going out of business. Yes, I am frustrated. I feel like I've wasted a crap load of time on this thing. Watched the video, called MR, sent it back to them and still last night I sat there after multiple test prints eyeballing through the reggy marks. Just frustrated.

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                      • #12
                        Let's try to help him. Yeah, I'd like to buy his system, but aren't we supposed to be trying to help others? We've all been there.
                        Dave Filip
                        Bimm Ridder Sportswear
                        (319)364-3479
                        davefilip@bimmridder.com

                        You can't have everything. Where would you put it?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by bimmridder
                          Let's try to help him. Yeah, I'd like to buy his system, but aren't we supposed to be trying to help others? We've all been there.

                          Ok Dave here is it...I want picture of how he set it up...Is it even set up right? secondly, how is he lining up his artwork? like someone said garbage in garbage out. is he using a lazer printer that is shrinking his artwork so it will never register? I would like a complete systems analysis to find where the problem is...

                          Honestly, you should not have that many problems with it.

                          so here are some questions.

                          is the pin bar set right on the grid?

                          is the pin bar set right on the tri-loc jig that goes on the exposure unit?

                          is the tri-loc platen set where it is suppose to be set on the press?

                          what screens are you using?

                          what output system are you using for film?

                          how many targets are you putting on your film when outputting? more the better for accuracy

                          lets start there...

                          what say you ?

                          Sam
                          Sam Wildt
                          Palomar Printing
                          Operations Manager
                          http://www.palomarprinting.com
                          508-856-7237

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                          • #14
                            Sam, you are absolutely correct (as usual). If we want to help him, we need more information. Pictures would be very helpful. I'd also ask, are the frame corners hitting in exactly the same place on the master frame as they are on the press pallet. In all honesty, I never really used the system the way it was designed, but it did (does) work great for me. As you said, he shouldn't be having that many problems with it. I can hear the frustration in his comments, and I know the feeling. I'd like to be able to help him through this. If we go through all the possible problems and he still can't figure it out, I'll get in the bidding war myself.
                            Dave Filip
                            Bimm Ridder Sportswear
                            (319)364-3479
                            davefilip@bimmridder.com

                            You can't have everything. Where would you put it?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by socalfmf
                              Ok Dave here is it...I want picture of how he set it up...Is it even set up right? secondly, how is he lining up his artwork? like someone said garbage in garbage out. is he using a lazer printer that is shrinking his artwork so it will never register? I would like a complete systems analysis to find where the problem is...

                              Honestly, you should not have that many problems with it.

                              so here are some questions.

                              is the pin bar set right on the grid?

                              is the pin bar set right on the tri-loc jig that goes on the exposure unit?

                              is the tri-loc platen set where it is suppose to be set on the press?

                              what screens are you using?

                              what output system are you using for film?

                              how many targets are you putting on your film when outputting? more the better for accuracy

                              lets start there...

                              what say you ?

                              Sam
                              Here it is

                              Pin Bar was installed by MR Rep
                              Pin Bar on Press was put on by MR Rep
                              Platen stop on Press was put on by MR tech
                              Screens Newman MZX frames with Shur-loc panels stretched on a Newman table
                              Output system Epson 4880 using chromoline roll film and accurip
                              Using a light table to place film, I'll take a pic of the light table reggy system we use
                              I check to make sure we are hitting all 3 point on the press jig

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