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DEK VectorGuard stencil system.

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DEK VectorGuard stencil system. | 3 June, 2008

Anyone out there using this system ?

We have been using the older DEK Vectra system. I don't like it, never did, but do like the small storage footprint, and are stencil supplier is showing signs that this system is gonna be obselete in the near future.

pros-cons on the DEK VectorGaurd stencil system ??


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DEK VectorGuard stencil system. | 4 June, 2008

We currently use the VectorGuard stencils and love them. They are so easy to set and remove from the frame and weigh almost nothing. We get very good prints, we do 0402 and 16mil. We previously tried the Tetra system and were not happy due to the extreme danger in handling and the difficulty setting and removing them from the frame, they also weighed a ton due to the extremely heavy frame. I highly recommend the VectorGuard system.


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DEK VectorGuard stencil system. | 4 June, 2008

We have been using the the DEK VG system now for 1 yr. Required stencil storage space is greatly reduced and stencil costs are lower. We've had some trouble with stencils not mounting flush in frame, but after a phone conversation with DEK engineering they suggested increasing compressed air to 100psi which opened up the "jaws" of the frame a little more and allowed the stencil to fully seat in frame. Otherwise were are happy with VG system.

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