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xTool masters the intricate art of screen printing with the first laser-enabled solution

xtool screen printer: the first laser-enabled printing solution

 

Gone are the days of complicated processes and lengthy waits! xTool Screen Printer‘s laser-enabled technology shatters barriers, transforming hours of work into minutes – ideal for small business owners! Winner of the acclaimed Red Dot Design Award 2024, the product is actually the first ever laser-enabled screen printer, gracing creators, artisans, and educators with a robust software platform, coupled with secure, sophisticated, and user-friendly hardware to facilitate boundless creative exploration. xTool simplifies the process into three effortless steps. First, unleash your imagination and sketch your design. Next, set the parameters using xTool’s intuitive interface. Finally, with a click of a button, watch as the laser transforms your vision into reality. It’s that simple.

xTool masters the intricate art of screen printing with the first laser-enabled solution
the xTool Screen Printer is the first laser-enabled, accurate and easy-to-use screen printing solution

all images courtesy of xTool

 

 

xtool’s transformation of laser cutting and engraving

 

Drawing from its roots in Makeblock’s legacy, the globally recognized coding robot manufacturer and educational solutions provider xTool, inherits a commitment to efficiency and accessibility. No longer must artists endure the painstaking wait for screens to dry or navigate the complexities of UV exposure and high-pressure washing. With xTool’s screen printers, the journey from concept to creation is expedited, allowing creators to focus on unleashing their imagination without impediment. Founded in 2018, the company unveiled its inaugural Laserbox in 2019, marking the beginning of an enduring commitment to transforming laser cutting and engraving. xTool’s legacy grows bigger with the first laser-enabled, accurate and easy-to-use screen printing solution, offering a combination of laser and screen printing that helps empower creators with more valuable work.

xTool masters the intricate art of screen printing with the first laser-enabled solution
with industry-leading double-sided pre-coated screen technology, xTool eliminates the 24-hour wait for a screen to dry

 
 

S1 10W: xtool’s most beginner-friendly entry-level laser machine

 

Laser machines, such as those developed by xTool, are revolutionizing traditional screen printing by drastically simplifying, empowering, and accelerating the stencil creation process. Traditional screen printing involves multiple tedious and time-consuming steps, from applying photosensitive ink to exposing it to UV light or sunlight and waiting for it to try for 2-3 days.

 

Inconsistencies and potential damage during washing are no longer threats when it comes to machines like xTool’s S1 10W. The product is considered by many as the simplest, safest, and most beginner-friendly entry-level laser machine. The first class I safety certified enclosed diode laser machine, equipped with a five-way flame sensor and multiple safety protections, making creations more secure With various modules and an expansive accessory matrix, it fulfills diverse DIY requirements, unlocking endless creative possibilities for users.

xTool masters the intricate art of screen printing with the first laser-enabled solution
xTool S1 10w is considered by many as the simplest, safest, and most beginner-friendly entry-level laser machine

 
 

Through four simple intuitive steps, users can bring their designs to life with unprecedented simplicity, bringing the power of laser technology at one’s fingertips and enabling even the most inexperiences users to achieve professional-grade results with ease. xTool has made screen printing more accessible, allowing everyone and anyone to be an artist – all it takes is some imagination. 

 

So let’s break down the process. Step 1: Begin by sketching your vision, and preparing the screen, the photosensitive ink, and the film with the pattern. Step 2: Once assembled, the photosensitive ink is carefully applied to the screen’s surface, ensuring even coverage across the entirety of the screen. Following this application, artists must wait patiently for the ink to dry completely, a process that typically spans an entire day. Step 3: After the ink has dried, the next step involves applying a film mask onto the surface of the photosensitive ink, aligning it precisely to achieve the desired pattern. Once positioned, the screen undergoes exposure to ultraviolet light or sunlight, triggering a chemical reaction in the photosensitive ink, which causes the exposed areas of the ink to harden, while the masked areas remain water-soluble, preserving the pattern. Step 4: the screen should be carefully rinsed with water to remove the uncured photosensitive ink from the unexposed areas. Once rinsed, the screen must be allowed to dry thoroughly before it can be used for printing.

xTool masters the intricate art of screen printing with the first laser-enabled solution
with fast laser engraving speeds, xTool has also made the tedious process of film drying and high-pressure water jet washing a thing of the past

 
 
Comparing xTool to traditional methods reveals a multitude of advantages. By utilizing double-sided pre-coated screen technology, xTool eliminates the need for tedious film drying times, streamlining the printing process with unparalleled efficiency. Notably, one of the biggest differences between xTool and other printers is the laser engraving machine that engraves the desired design on the screen, revolutionizing stencil creation speeds (400-600mm/s) and reducing production time from days to hours. To achieve this, the coating is burned and vaporized by the high temperature of the laser, leaving small holes where the ink can penetrate. 

 

With industrial-level precision, the screen printer ensures that every detail of any design is faithfully reproduced, surpassing the limitations of techniques of the past. Thanks to a laser beam finer than a strand of hair, xTool achieves a remarkable precision of up to 0.01mm, preserving every intricate detail. In contrast, traditional stencil-making processes involving exposure and high-pressure washing may lead to graphic distortion, particularly for inexperienced users, resulting in the loss of details. 

xTool masters the intricate art of screen printing with the first laser-enabled solution
xTool coats flat, large-format, pre-produced screens on both sides of the screen through customized, professional-grade screen spraying technology

 

 

But xTool goes beyond precision and efficiency to offer a seamless user experience. Its piston-driven Z-axis auto-press adapts effortlessly to varying heights, simplifying the process of switching between objects and ensuring optimal results every time. Additionally, its space-saving compact design fits into any workspace, eliminating the need for frame-making, UV lights, transparency film, and emulsions. With a fuss-free magnetic squeegee placement and quick-release frame clamp, xTool facilitates swift stencil switches, paving the way for the production of multicolor creations. Notably, screen printers have previously been huge successes on Kickstarter too, where 2,639 supporters have pledged over $1,115,000.

xTool masters the intricate art of screen printing with the first laser-enabled solution
when the ink is dried, the design is left on the material to be printed

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industrial-grade spraying equipment makes the entire surface of the screen extremely flat, resulting in 6 times the flatness of hand spraying

xTool masters the intricate art of screen printing with the first laser-enabled solution
the xTool S1 10w is ideal for home craft laser machine

xTool masters the intricate art of screen printing with the first laser-enabled solution
xTool’s innovative tear-resistant layer design ensures that the screen remains perfectly flat and taut during transportation, eliminating any transport-induced wrinkles

xTool masters the intricate art of screen printing with the first laser-enabled solution
xTool’s double-sided coating allows prints to be guaranteed to be ink-thin while increasing the lifespan of the screen and the number of times the screen can be used

xTool masters the intricate art of screen printing with the first laser-enabled solution
the laser engraving machine is processed on the screen, and part of the photosensitive glue on the surface of the screen is etched according to the drawing to make a partially covered screen

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the xTool S1 10w + xTool screen printer bundle

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