A business is going under out here. The guy is selling me a automatic poster press, mint, thing works fine and all. 3 Phase power, print area is over 36x48 inches etc.. has an add on to the back, this little foot comes out and pulls the poster out the back onto a conveyer(sp?) belt to go thru the dryer.
My question is, the press was made in Italy buddy is not sure what it is called, he thinks it is called a Sers, or Sirs, or Siars.. anyone heard of this company? I cant find any info online! HELP!
Svecia maybe, it sounds like. As far as I know those are rippin good presses. I think at one time andymac had one of them.
If it's in really good shape I'd get it. It's definatly going overboard for just printing posters but it'll most likely work great.
MAKE SURE YOU CAN GET 3 PHASE POWER BEFORE BUYING IT, IF YOU DON'T ALREADY HAVE IT GET A QUOTE ON HOW MUCH IT WILL BE TO RUN IT. I KNOW FOR ME TO GET THREE PHASE IN MY SHOP IT'S GONNA COST ME $9000.00.
Yes SIAS. they are made in Italy. Clamshell style and 4 pole models with sliding tables.
You can print nice UV with the rear takeoff, very fast.
Like Ducatis. Probably as hard to get parts and fix too.
There are dealers in Canada and USA, depends where you are.
3 phase is a good trick if your location doesn't have it, and also make sure you don't need to transform the power (step up or down)
There are converters for 3 phase but then you start monkeying with the motors. Then it would be good to have a friend who was an industrial electrician.
SIASprint USA 905-305-1500 for distributors/parts/etc
SVECIA is Swedish. They invented the 4 pole sliding table press back in the late 40's (like theime, Atma, etc) and for years were the best (and most expensive) in the world...they made clamshells, cyclinder presses, dryers, with integrated full colour inlines but fell on hard times a few years back and when the founder died, the suits managed to run it in the ground.
I think somebody ressurected the brand to supply parts as these presses are all over the world. To print on they are sweet, but hard to get parts for sometimes, and pretty expensive.