New SPORTSMAN EX Automatic Screen Printing Press


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CAROUSEL/INDEXER
  • Clockwise or counterclockwise rotation
  • Freewheel capability
CENTRAL OFF-CONTACT
  • Permits fast, incremental single-lever adjustment of all stations simultaneously
CERTIFICATION
  • CE Certified: Built to specifications established by the European Committee for Standardization® (CE)
  • UL Listed: Built to specifications established by Underwriters Laboratories® (UL)
CONTROL CENTER
  • Countdown program indicates when operator-set index count has been reached
  • Digital touchscreen control panel with icon-based labeling can display information and commands in multiple languages
  • Independent print-start/print-finish setting automatically activates and stops printheads at the beginning and end of screen printing runs
  • Maintenance Minder™ System alerts operators when scheduled maintenance is due
  • Multiple (1-9) print stroke capability
  • Onboard self-diagnostics
  • Provides control of multi-print functionality
  • Real-time production data
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
  • Built of heavy-duty steel and premium components
INDEX SYSTEM
  • Double index capability (Sportsman EX 5070 only)
  • Servo drives combine higher screen printing press speeds with exceptional smoothness, consistency, and longevity
LASER LOCATOR SYSTEM
  • Assists operators in the precise positioning of garments and cut pieces
  • Speeds pallet positioning and changeover
PALLET SYSTEM
  • Precise three-point pallet leveling system
  • Tool-free quick release pallet locks
PALLETS
  • Solid-aluminum, low-profile, rubber-coated screen printing pallets
PRINTHEADS
  • Electric printheads with variable-speed motors provide smooth print strokes and exceptional control
  • Four-point off-contact adjustment
  • Independent print button on each printhead
  • Independent print/flood speed controls on each printhead simplify screen printing press setup
  • Independent reset button on each printhead allows operator to lower the pallets and freewheel the carousel
  • Multi-print without lowering the indexer
REGISTRATION
  • Compatible with M&R’s Tri-Loc® Rapid Registration System
  • Enhanced front micro-registration adjustments with visual guides
  • Locking rear micro-registration
REVOLVER PRINT PROGRAM
  • Automatically operates individual printheads in programmed sequence and allows multiple flashing without losing a screen printing position
  • Touchscreen display with simplified programming provides easy setup of the Revolver Sequencing Program
SCREEN CLAMPS & HOLDERS
  • Adjustable rear screen holders accommodate a wide variety of screen sizes
  • Clamping system holds roller frames without special adapters
  • Flip-up front screen holders speed setup
  • Pneumatic clamps hold frames tight and allow rapid screen loading
SQUEEGEE/FLOODBAR
  • Angle and calibrated pressure adjustments are independently set
  • Digital squeegee/floodbar speed display
  • Front or rear print carriage stop position allows operator to leave screens clear or flooded (great for water-based inks)
  • Independent squeegee & floodbar speed adjustments
  • Park position simplifies squeegee and floodbar installation and removal, and allows flood and squeegee to be raised and moved to the front or rear without flooding or printing
  • Pneumatic squeegee/floodbar locks with tool-free angle adjustment
  • Squeegee air regulator with a pressure gauge on each printhead
  • Visual reference marks every 5 degrees simplify squeegee/floodbar angle adjustments
STROKE LENGTH ADJUSTMENT
  • Calibrated front & rear stroke length with tool-free adjustment maximizes screen printing speed
WARRANTY, SERVICE AND SUPPORT
  • 24-hour hotline is staffed 365 days a year
  • Access to M&R’s Training Center
  • Parts & supplies are available online at store.mrprint.com
  • Sportsman EX 1618 & 2020: Two-year limited warranty
  • Sportsman EX 5070: One-year limited warranty
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
  • Designed & disassembled to fit through a 97 cm (38") doorway
FOOT PEDAL CONTROL
  • Allows indexing of the press using a foot pedal
  • Skip-Shirt foot pedal feature allows operators to avoid screen printing on empty pallets
OPTICAL NO-SHIRT DETECTOR
  • Automatically prevents the press from screen printing on empty pallets
  • Reduces misprints and minimizes press stoppage because of improperly loaded shirts
PALLETS
  • M&R aluminum pallets and platens come in a wide range of sizes and styles

Model Specification

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Air @ 6,9 bar (100 psi) 255 l/min (9 cfm)
Diameter 358 cm (11' 9")
Electrical Requirements 208/230 V, 1 ph, 31 A, 50/60 Hz, 3.3 kW
208/230 V, 3 ph, 20 A, 50/60 Hz, 3.3 kW
380/415 V, 3 ph, 10 A, 50/60 Hz, 3.3 kW
Maximum Frame Size 58 x 84 x 5 cm (23" x 33" x 2")
Maximum Image Area 41 x 46 cm (16" x 18")
Shipping Weight 1497 kg (3300 lb)
Standard Pallet Size 41 x 56 cm (16” x 22”)
Stations/Colors 8/6

Customer Reviews


Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012
Brandt Fuqua, OwnerGraphic DisorderJohnson City TN, USA
Graphic Disorder is an ultra-small shop that does screen printing and embroidery. Just over a year ago, the two of us were screen printing manually all day every day just to keep up with demand—and we struggled to fill our embroidery orders—but we were being told by some that we couldn't afford the obvious solution: an automatic textile press.

However, M&R had a different view.
And once we received our new press, we found that what took us five days on a manual press could be done on our Sportsman EX in one or two days. That let us spend more time on embroidery, and it increased our overall productivity. In fact, it increased our business dramatically.

The first full month with our Sportsman EX was our best month ever, and less than a year after acquiring the press we were able to add an additional employee and eight more embroidery heads.

Our increase in productivity can also be attributed to M&R's Tri-Loc registration system. The decrease in setup times has been amazing. I can't stress enough what a difference the Tri-Loc has made. We often register multi-color jobs in a few seconds with two people, one spinning the table and one locking the screens. Our first test prints are almost always dead-on or VERY close. It’s an awesome tool.

M&R has been the key to my recent businesses growth. And for small shops that think they can't afford an automatic press, I suggest they are wrong. Take the plunge. M&R will make it easier than you can imagine.
Monday, Jul 9, 2012
Phil Rideout, PresidentR&R EnterprisesFenton MO, USA
R&R Enterprises is a mid-sized print & embroidery shop specializing in the motorsports apparel industry.

We purchased our first M&R automatic printing press and took delivery on June 24th 2010. In addition to the Sportsman E 12-color, we got a Sprint 2000 dryer and three Red Chili flashers. The M&R tech arrived July 1st and by the afternoon of the following day we were up and running.

We had previously been printing on two automatic presses of a different brand, and we had been working past midnight regularly to meet demand. We originally planned to continue printing on one of our older presses alongside our new Sportsman E. However, once we began printing on the Sportsman E we could not believe the difference, from ease of operation to the remarkable quality in which we were now printing. Sportsman E printed perfectly, and the setups were faster than ever thanks to the M&R Tri-Loc Registration System. We were able to turn out twice as many prints on our Sportsman E as we could using both of our older presses.After a couple of days we found ourselves printing exclusively on our new Sportsman E, and we retired our older press. Printing past midnight was finally over.

With the increase in production and a much improved quality of print, we were able to take on twice the workload. Business increased so much that we purchased a second new M&R press, a Sportsman EX 12-color, just 6 months later.

Everything from our presses, dryer, flash units and Tri-Loc system has worked perfectly every day. We have experienced no downtime whatsoever, a true testament to the quality of all the M&R products.


The success and continued growth in our business is strongly related to the performance of all our M&R equipment. We would like to thank Rich Hoffman and all the people of M&R for a job well done.

If you are a first time buyer and have any questions regarding any of my M&R equipment please feel free to call me at any time. I will be happy to tell you about our newest addition, the M&R Sportsman EXG 14-color.

Exceptional products and outstanding support

We remain the worlds largest manufacturer of screen printing equipment because weve held to the standards M&R was founded on: Innovative Design, Quality Products, and Unmatched Customer Support. With sales associates, distributors, and technicians in over 40 countries on six continents, we have the largest network of sales and support in the industry. And our technical support is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Wherever you are, whatever you need, well be there for you.