ROTHTEC® has been providing state of the art services in rotary engraving of screens for printing for 75 years. This family owned business is one of the world’s largest engravers of screens for printing. ROTHTEC® boasts a long-standing tradition of screen engraving expertise using cutting edge computers and lasers. ROTHTEC® engraves high quality nickel custom art screens for rotary printing. Customer designs are intricately imaged using the latest computer to screen engraving technology. TEC-Print is the nomenclature for all ROTHTEC® engraved rotary and galvano screens for printing, coating and laminating. ROTHTEC® has a full staff of highly talented cad artists to translate patterns from your supplied art. We have full scale drums to scan images or work with many different formats of files to process your orders to be engraving ready screens that will be sent to print mills. After patterns are edited for screen engraving and printability, rotary screens can be shipped with or without endrings. We use endrings: Stork, Zimmer, Buser and Reggiani. When screens are shipped flat folded without endrings, each screen is inserted inside each other in flat specially made boxes for secure fragile shipping for safe transportation.
Rotary Engraving Screen Specifications and Costs
ROTHTEC® offers all mesh sizes from 40 mesh to 195 mesh and can be engraved to all lengths up to 3500mm, available in circumference sizes 640, 688, 820, 914 and 1018 mm. The cost of making screens is affected by various factors, the quality of the file / or painted art submitted, the size of the actual repeat, screen mesh, length and engraving width. The mesh screen that the art is engraved on is dictated by the print mills preference, the detail of the artwork + the fabric it is to be printed on. ROTHTEC® engraves screens for acid, vat, wet, pigment and heat transfer printing.
Galvano Screen Engraving
Ideal for printing fabrics with a hand-painted look, galvano screen engraving uses varying hole sizes and frequencies to vary the amount of ink placed in any particular area. Because the holes of a galvano screen are placed exactly as needed, there are no problems with moiré patterns or other processing artifacts. ROTHTEC® still makes and engraves galvano screens if needed or required by our customers.
Rotary Engraving Customer Service
ROTHTEC® takes great pride in our customer service. We are happy to meet with our customers or set up conference calls to review designs and discuss the potential for a productive future working relationship. With domestic and international customers alike, operations are under one roof at the company’s 95,000 sqft. headquarters. ROTHTEC®’s extensive expertise enables us to offer you a customized package of products and services built to suit your business model and goals, and aid in your product quality control from a full service cad dept to manufacturing laser engraved screens. Due to the advanced technology of available resources, ROTHTEC® has been credited with many success stories. Recently the United States government issued camouflage contracts. ROTHTEC® was awarded on the basis of their expertise in print technology and development.