Many screen-printing equipment manufacturers welcome visitors, so if you have the opportunity to tour the factories of the presses you’re considering, make every reasonable effort to do so. Not only will you see how a press is made, but you’ll also likely find a wealth of other information, too. You’ll be better able to judge the quality of work by how the operation runs. Things to look for are cleanliness, organization, robotic fabricating and welding machines, and how friendly and helpful the employees are. An in-person visit will go a long way toward deciding which company or companies you want to do business with, not just with your immediate purchase, but for the long run. Even if you don’t have the time or funds to make factory visits, just finding out where you’d be welcome can tell you a lot about the company.
—The M&R Companies