M&R's wide variety of on-press equipment reduces demands on the operator while increasing versatility and improving quality and productivity.
Annamister Jr.™ is a convenient, highly-affordable alternative to inconvenient, costly aerosol cans. It allows operators to quickly and easily apply a fine coating of water-based adhesive to screen printing pallets and platens. The fully-adjustable spray jet provides precise and consistent one-handed adhesive application. Compact and portable, the sturdy, height-adjustable floor stand can be easily rolled into place, and it includes a submersible pump and a shelf for a 20 liter (5 gallon) bucket.
BladeShapers™ are M&R's precision squeegee sharpeners, and they're available in three sizes: BladeShaper SC, BladeShaper MC, and BladeShaper LC. All employ virtually indestructible square-cut diamond wheels to sharpen all squeegee materials, including single and multiple durometer types. They're warranted for five years against diamond wear in normal use.
BladeShaper SC is M&R’s precision small-format manual sharpener for squeegee blades up to 51 cm (20”). Portable tabletop design makes BladeShaper SC easy to move, and its compact size allows it to fit almost anywhere in a screen printing shop. M&R’s manual small-format BladeShaper MC precisely sharpens squeegee blades up to 97 cm (38”). Portable tabletop design makes BladeShaper MC easy to move, and its compact size lets it fit almost anywhere. M&R’s freestanding, midsize, fully-automated BladeShaper LC precisely sharpens squeegee blades up to 95 cm (37”). It's perfect for busy screen printing shops because the operator does not need to remain with the machine during the squeegee sharpening process.
Flock-Vac™ helps get the most out of flocking by minimizing the mess—and reducing the cleanup effort—typically associated with flocking.
M&R’s Flocker 3000™ makes it easy to add tightly-registered multi-color flocking capability to most M&R automatic textile presses. The standalone unit has a 38 x 43 cm (15” x 17”) or 50 x 70 cm (20” x 28”) flock opening, and accommodates frames of (W x L) 66 x 79 cm (26” x 31”) or 79 x 109 cm (31” x 43”). Flocker 3000 is activated by the print carriage, and it’s compatible with M&R’s print-start/print-finish feature, M&R’s Optical No-Shirt Detector, and M&R’s Skip-Shirt foot pedal. Flocker 3000’s dosing brush is driven by a pneumatic cylinder, with speed settings adjusted by a flow control.
T-SC™ uses a powerful vacuum system and stiff-bristle brushes to remove loose flocking material from garments after they exit the dryer.
M&R’s HotHead™ fabric compression system gives garment decorators two ways to apply heat and pressure to fabrics for fiber matting, ink smoothing, foil transfer, on-press ink discharging, and other specialty processes. HotHead’s control module mounts on the front of a printhead arm on the press. It uses a multi-function LCD display to set temperature and heater type. The control module works with two heat modules: the HotHead Roller™ applies heat and pressure using a rolling cylinder, and the HotHead FlatIron™ applies heat and pressure by gliding a flat, smooth heating element across the substrate.
In-Tac™ streamlines and simplifies oversize and all-over printing by applying adhesive inside garments before they reach the press.
Kool-Mist™ automatically cools down screen prints and minimizes after-flash tack by applying a high-pressure atomized spray of water and food-grade silicone. Positioning Kool-Mist between the flash cure unit and the next printhead eliminates the need for an open station. A single proximity switch and mounting bracket make it easy to integrate Kool-Mists with screen printing presses.
The phenomenal Passport™ is M&R’s patented automatic textile unloader for automatic screen printing presses. Automatic takeoff systems for graphics have long been a staple of the industry, but the search for a successful automatic takeoff system for T-shirts and other textile substrates remained elusive—until M&R took on the challenge. Passport is the first automatic unloader to remove textile substrates quickly, carefully, and consistently. In addition to revolutionizing the takeoff process, Passport dramatically lowers labor costs by reducing the number of people needed to operate a screen printing press.
The Turnabout™ automatic ink mixer employs a blade that imparts a lifting and rolling action to screen printing inks. That, coupled with Turnabout’s rotating action, ensures evenly blended inks, even reaching ink that typically settles on the sides and bottoms of containers. The container clamping system is self-centering and adjusts to accommodate a wide range of container sizes.