Detailed Equipment Information
M&R’s Sportsman® EX automatic screen printing presses offer exceptional value and quality at an amazingly affordable price. Sportsman EX 4045 is available in 6, 8, 10 and 12-color models with a maximum image area of 41 x 46 cm (16” x 18”). Sportsman EX 5050 is available in 6, 8, 10, and 12-color models with a maximum image area of 51 x 51 cm (20" x 20"). All Sportsman EX screen printing machines feature electric printheads, servo-driven indexers, multiple print-stroke capability, and a new color touchscreen interface with graphical displays and icon-based labeling that can show information and commands in numerous languages, simplifying screen printing and training anywhere in the world. Also included are onboard self-diagnostics and real-time production data display.
The presses are compatible with M&R’s Tri-Loc® Rapid Registration System. M&R’s Laser Locator System speeds pallet positioning and changeover, and it assists operators in the precise positioning of garments and cut-piece goods. Pneumatic clamps hold frames tight and allow rapid screen loading. The squeegee/floodbar park feature facilitates setup and tear-down by simultaneously retracting the squeegee and floodbar and then moving them to the outside edge of the press for easy access. Independent squeegee & floodbar speed adjustments, adjustable rear screen holders, pneumatic squeegee/floodbar locks with tool-free angle adjustment, squeegee air regulators with pressure gauges on each printhead, independently-set angle and calibrated pressure adjustments, and independent print, reset, and print/flood speed controls on each printhead further simplify setup.
Also standard are a tool-free pallet locator system and digital squeegee/floodbar speed displays that enable easy, accurate speed adjustments at a glance. Central Off-Contact permits fast adjustment of all stations simultaneously. M&R’s Revolver Print Program™ automatically operates individual printheads in programmed sequence and allows multiple flashing without losing a printing position. Optional features include M&R’s Optical No-Shirt Detector, which minimizes the misprints and press stoppage that result from improper shirt loading. With their user-friendly touchscreen display and extensive standard-feature set, Sportsman EX automatic screen printing presses are ideal for those seeking unprecedented affordability and versatility.
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.
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.