ROQflock the flock machine of the XXI Century
ROQ has created the ROQflock a closed flock Station that applies flock using static electricity.
Flock is in the category of what in the screen printing world is called “special effects”. Special effects are some unusual technics applied during the screen printing process that give the finished product a different look, feeling and touch. This is a way of increasing dramatically the value of a piece. Some examples of these technics are the glitter, the 3D, the foil and in this specific case the flock.
To flock a piece of clothing is the process of depositing many small fibber particles (called flock) onto a surface. Flocking an article increases its value in terms of the tactile sensation, aesthetics, color and appearance.
Flocking the application of the flock (finely cut natural or synthetic fibers) to an adhesive coated textile surface. This is usually done by the application of a high-voltage electric field. The flock is given the negative charge whilst the substrate is earthed. This makes the flock material to drop vertically onto the substrate attaching itself to the previously glued surface.
The majority of flocking done worldwide uses finely cut natural or synthetic fibers. A flocked finish imparts a decorative and/or functional characteristic to the surface.
The traditional method generated enormous amounts of waste. The print shops became of the color of the flock being used. And it is also a material a bit harsh to be inhaled. Well that is until the ROQflock came to the market. This is a patented system, by ROQ, that applies Flock with a flawless precision and accuracy.
It reduces contamination of color to a level of it becoming insignificant and it makes the Flock application a super clean process.
In the past this could have been a complicated process. These days with the ROQflock it is just another screen in your ROQ screen printing machine. The ROQflock is synchronized with the central system of the screen printing machine and it runs without the need of an operator saving the labor cost. The operator of the machine just needs to make sure the ROQflock does not run out of flock.
This system is so versatile that we have done in fairs four color process just in flock! Of course we also know of a few costumers that actually do this around the world.
|Flock type (recommended)||polyamide||polyamide|
|Flock’s length (mm) - thickness (inch)||0.5 - 1.5 (3.3 dtex)||0.5 - 1.5 (3.3 dtex)|
|Voltage max. (kV)||80||80|
|Flocking area (mm/inch)||400 x 600 / 16” x 24”||600 x 850 / 24” x 33”|
|Maximum frame size (mm/inch)||604 x 988 / 24” x 39”||804 x 1238 / 32” x 49”|
|Rec. frame profile (mm/inch)||40 x 20 / 1.6” x 0.8”||40 x 20 / 1.6” x 0.8”|
|Total length (mm/feet)||1300 / 4.25’||1550 / 5.1’|
|Total height (mm/feet)||1230 / 4’||1230 / 4’|
|Total width (mm/feet)||760 / 2.5’||920 / 3’|