Cap and hat screen printing can be tricky without the right equipment. There are numerous methods available for screen printing caps, hats and visors. Some are better than others.
One of the best solutions that we've seen (and have used) is The Hat Champ offered by Livingston Systems. Livingston's Hat Champ is an attachment that will fit on your existing screen printing press. Special screens are not required–you can use your regular screens. These two features are very worthwhile. If you have ever used "cap screens" you know that they can be a real pain to work with. Being able to use your existing screen printing press is ideal and cost effective.
On The Hat Champ, the platens are exchangeable, they thumb screw on and off so you can print on all types of caps and visors. The platens come with two removable foam pads, one with a groove for ease in printing on the seamed six panel caps. Hat Champ's unique pull and lock system holds caps securely enough for multi-color printing and no adhesive is required. An instructional video is included with The Hat Champ that includes helpful printing tips.
Take a look a the video below, and see The Hat Champ in action…
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