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How to draw your platens center line

March 24, 2020

How to draw your platens center line

We want to help keep you guys busy during the slow time and here is another great way to still be progressing in your shop while you have some down time.

Finding your platens center mark is going to make a world of difference when it comes to loading your shirt on your platen and keeping your art work on your screen nice and straight.

Lets get to it! You are going to need a ruler or T-square and some sort of pen or marker to make your marks.

- Place your ruler across your platen and see how wide it is. Most platens will normally be 16 inches wide. So we are going to put a dot right at 8 inches. We will do that at the top of the platen and at the bottom so that way we can draw a straight line.

- Next we will connect the dots and you will have your center line. It's super simple and one more thing you can do to make things a little more helpful is make a few lines across your platen horizontally to help when placing different size shirts. You will place a small shirt at a different height compared to an X-large shirt to keep the design relatively in the same location. So what we like to do is make these lines 1 inch apart. How many lines you want to do is up to you.

There you have it sweet and simple we hope you printers found this helpful and if you have any tips or tricks that others will find helpful feel free to share them with us so we can help educate more printers!

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