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Maximize ROI with Laser-To-Screen (LTS) Technology for Screen Printing

In the competitive world of screen printing, efficiency and cost-effectiveness are key to staying ahead. One technology that has been making waves in the industry is our Laser-To-Screen (LTS) auto exposure units, used for exposing screens.

To highlight the benefits of LTS over traditional methods that use inkjet film, ink, or wax, we conducted a detailed cost analysis using data from a typical screen printing shop. Here’s what we found.

NOTE: To set up your detailed LTS ROI analysis and personalized cost savings calculation consultation, please contact the Chromaline team.


Traditional Screen Making Methods vs. Laser-To-Screen

Traditional methods of imaging a screen for screen printing involve several steps and materials that can add up in terms of cost and time. These include the use of film, ink, wax, maintenance, calibration, and the labor-intensive process of inspection. On the other hand, LTS units streamline the process, reducing the need for consumables, cutting down on exposure time, nearly eliminating the inspection process (no pinholes!), and saving valuable time on press.

LTS ROI Calculator example for screen printing

 

Cost Analysis

Let's delve into the data comparing traditional methods of exposure with an LTS auto exposure unit. The analysis is based on average usage data from a typical screen printing shop. Data will vary based on individual factors in your specific shop.

Example Screen Printing Shop:

  • Number of Screens per Day: 50
  • Hours Worked per Day: 8
  • Work Days per Month: 20

The key areas where cost savings were observed include:

  1. Material Costs:
    • Film & Ink: Significant expenses in the traditional method, eliminated by LTS.
    • Inkjet/Waxjet Costs: These are recurring costs in traditional methods, while LTS incurs minimal consumable costs.
  2. Labor Efficiency:
    • Screen Exposure Time: LTS significantly reduces the time required for screen exposure, allowing operators to focus on other tasks.
    • Overall Production Time: Faster screen preparation means quicker turnaround and increased productivity. Reduced labor time translates to cost savings on wages and increased capacity for additional jobs.
  3. Environmental Impact:
    • Waste Reduction: Traditional methods generate more waste from film and ink, while LTS is a more environmentally friendly option.

Bottom Line: LTS systems have saved print shops thousands of dollars annually versus other methods. We encourage you to contact us to estimate your ROI.


LTS ROI Calculator example for screen printing

Free LTS ROI Analysis For Your Screen Printing Shop

We understand that every screen printing shop is unique, with its own specific needs and workflows. To help you make the most informed decision, we offer a free personalized ROI analysis. Our ROI calculators take into account your shop’s specific data, such as the number of screens you process, your current exposure method, and associated costs. By inputting your unique parameters, we can provide a detailed analysis of potential savings and ROI when switching to LTS technology.

Our team is dedicated to helping you determine if the LTS is the right fit for your screen printing shop. We offer one-on-one consultations where we walk you through the entire process, from inputting your data into our ROI calculators to interpreting the results. We’ll help you understand the cost implications and operational benefits specific to your shop, ensuring you have all the information you need to make a confident investment decision.

To set up your detailed LTS ROI analysis and personalized cost savings calculation consultation, please contact the Chromaline team.


Contact Chromaline Today

The transition to LTS technology presents a compelling case for screen printing businesses looking to enhance efficiency and cut costs. By eliminating the need for consumables like film and ink and reducing exposure times, LTS not only saves money but also boosts productivity and reduces environmental impact. Investing in LTS technology is a strategic move that offers substantial long-term benefits, ensuring a higher ROI and a competitive edge in the market.

If you have any questions about the LTS or any of our Chromaline screen printing products, please contact us today.