Spoke with some guys who are using the same squeegee and they aren't having any problems. We thought it might be the table leveling to the carriage which opened up a whole new set of problems. The table was about 1/4 of an inch off from front to back. Measuring 6 3/4 in the back and 6 1/2 in the front. 6 1/2 is as low as it can go in the front and that leaves the table sitting on the frame and makes it difficult to adjust the micros. When I raise the table in the back to 6.5 it makes it so the rear screen clamp is flush with the lip of the table even when the clamp leveler is adjusted as high as it can be. Basically there is no tolerance between the lowest possible level spot in the front and that same measurement in the back. So I cant lower the front cause of the frame and I cant raise the back due to the screen clamp. It seems like it has to be 1/4 of an inch lower in the back for a screen to even go in or the clamp might crimp the table. that would cause change in pressure over the flood and squeegee strokes as it travels from front to back. I noticed that the table is a cream/beige color and thought it was odd as the rest of the press is that American bluegreen color, thought maybe it was a different table than originally came with the press. Going to call the manufacturer tomorrow and see if they have an insight. blurg
everything is leveled out base to floor, carriage to table and carriage to base and there is even squeegee pressure across the table but it is immediate pressure. As soon as the squeegee is in the clamps the carriage is already providing enough pressure to pull a clean print without having to add any pressure to the chopper knobs. Its like the whole table just needs to drop down .5"-1" but like I said its already as low is it can go in the front and its now sitting on the frame instead of the leveling bolts. Waiting to hear back from Elliot at AWT. hopefully tomorrow or I'm going to have to drop the back of the table down .25" just to get the rear screen clamp in place. and print on the same uneven surface that caused us to start this initial thread..