Detailed Equipment Information
M&R’s DS-2000 Digital Squeegee is setting the standard for Hybrid printing. At production rates of 200 plus prints per hour the DS-2000 bridges the gap between (DTG) Direct-to-garment printing and screen printing. Since the Digital Squeegee prints on top of a screen printed underbase, a wide array of fabrics - including synthetic and performance blends - can now be printed digitally, opening the door to new market trends and cost-effective high-end digital textile imaging.
With a screen printed underbase there is no added pretreatment step to slow down the process. Expensive digital white underbase inks are avoided, eliminating time, labor, and expense from the printing process, making small and mid-size print runs cost effective.
An eight to twelve color screen print would typically require hours to separate artwork, process and expose screens, mix inks, and register the press. The same screen print can be set up and printed on the Digital Squeegee in a fraction of the time with a minimal number of screens, greatly reducing art times that are normally associated with multi-color screen print jobs.
Hybrid prints can be embellished with specialty printing effects before or after the digital print, expanding creative possibilities by blending the best attributes of direct screen printing with the ease and incredible detail of digital imaging.
With some creative planning, a common screen printed white underbase will work with different digital print data on top to produce completely different images in the same print run.
Digital Squeegee inks can be cured at full production speeds in conventional gas convection dryers, such as the Sprint® 3000, 3000 D, and 3000 DHZ.
For over 30 years M&R has helped countless screen printers realize their dreams by supplying them with innovative screen and digital printing products that stand the test of time. We have the right solutions, from pre-press to product finishing, for shops of all sizes. M&R equipment is designed and built with a commitment to quality, durability, and innovation, and is backed by unrivaled 24-hour service and support. With efficient systems integration from start to finish, it’s no surprise that year after year, print after print, M&R’s hard-working equipment is the choice of professional printers around the world.