This auction will kick off with a preview day of Monday April 2nd, and follow up on Tuesday April 3rd with the actual sale of the equipment. The auction will feature many types of garment related equipment including: Silk Screening Equipment, Textile Printing and Press Equipment, Embroidery Machines, Gas Dryers and Flash Cures, Pallet Racking and Shelving, Air Compressors and Chillers, Unprinted Apparel Inventory, and more.
Robert Barnes has always been very generous with his services as a consultant. His many videos have included very detailed information regarding sales, service, and overall reviews of Screen Printing Equipment. These types of informational services have been provided freely to the public by Robert on a regular basis. When asked why he provides this kind of maintenance and service information freely to the public, he responds, "Believe it or not educating business owners on proper equipment care is worth more in the long run for the industry as a whole."
He goes on to say, "Sure I can make a couple thousand dollars crawling under machines here and there, but the truth is for every five (5) machines that need service work, maybe one business owner would actually be willing to pay for that service. So the idea is to reduce the faulty equipment on the market by giving business owners the necessary tools and knowledge to repair and maintain the equipment on their own. When the time comes to sell that used press... the seller benefits because a properly maintained machine has a higher resale value, and the buyer benefits due to the fact that the seller was able have confidence in his knowledge to maintain the machine himself - thus there is a two-fold reward in the long run."
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Robert Barnes of Spider Machines has been dedicated to the screen printing industry for over 20 years and specializes in automatic screen printing presses from M&R, MHM, TAS, Printex, RPM Revolution / Progressive Rhino / Mustang Printers, Anatol, and the Blue Dragon line of Automatics from China.
Robert Barnes is the founder and designer of the Progressive Falcon line of automatic screen printing presses. Robert Barnes sold Progressive to Workhorse Products in June of 2005.