You may have seen Dave Roper at Printwear & Promotion LIVE! back in February this year, and if you did you would have seen the company’s fantastic direct to garment machine, the M&R M-Link.
There are two types of machines in this particular series, with the M-Link X being the quicker printer of the two printing whites in 30-45 seconds and blacks in less than a minute, compared to the standard M-Link printing whites in 45-60 seconds and blacks in under three minutes. M&R’s i-Color RIP quickly converts digital art files into printed images with amazingly sharp text and line art with remarkable blending and photographic transitions
Popular print modes include Single-Pass Mode for printing on whites, colours, and blacks, as well as a single-pass highlight option. White Mode prints CMYK without underbase on whites and lights. Color One-Pass Mode prints a gradated white underbase and CMYK on colour shirts. Black One-Pass Mode prints a gradated white underbase and CMY on blacks, using the shirt’s colour for black areas. Highlight Mode prints CMYK plus white highlight without underbase on light-colour shirts with light pre-treatment.
The combination of ink-saving print modes and the bulk-ink supply system give M-Link and M-Link X the lowest cost per print among DTG printers. And operators can use the built-in ink calculator to estimate the per-print job cost without needing to print a shirt. In fact, operators can generate total job estimates in less than a minute.
However, it doesn’t stop there. M&R has now introduced the DigitalSqueegee, you will need to see it to believe it. Currently M&R is inviting companies to visit M&R Roselle to print their designs on the DigitalSqueegee which will then be available to buy later on in the year. This is a hybrid system where the DigitalSqueegee works with an automatic press to create an amazing printed effect. The formal European launch of M&R’s DigitalSqueegee will take place at FESPA 2017 May 8 to 12, where you will also be able to meet some of Dave Roper’s guys there too.