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  • Full color CMYK prints on screen printed underbase at 200 shirts per hour!

  • Combining high-resolution digital printing with the speed and cost savings of screen printing to offer you the ideal hybrid printing solution

  • Fast set up with minimal screens and no pretreatment

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.

Resources & Specs

Product Brochure

Air @ 6 bar (87 psi) 100 l/min (3 cfm)
Electrical Requirements 220 V, 1 ph, 20 A, 50/60 Hz, 4 kW
Maximum Image Area 55 x 70 cm (21.7” x 27.6”)
Maximum Printing Resolution 600 x 1200 dpi
Overall Size (L x W x H) 294 x 180 x 190 cm (116” x 71” x 75”)
Press Compatibility Compatible with M&R VictoryOne automatic press
Printable Fabrics Cotton, Polyester, Tri-Blends, & Performance Fabrics
Printheads 10 Industrial Printheads
Printing Height 3-15 mm
Shipping Weight 1500 kg (3306 lb)
Standard Features

CONTROL CENTER

  • The DS-2000 includes computer with operating system software installed
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
  • Built of heavy-duty steel and premium components
FABRIC COMPATIBILITY
  • The Digital Squeegee process can be used on virtually any fabric that will accept HSA water-based inks and can be cured using a tunnel dryer. This process has successfully been tested on cotton, polyester, blends, and performance fabrics
HIGH-SPEED PRINTHEADS
  • The DS-2000 uses 10 industrial printheads to print a full-size image every 8 to 12 seconds, up to 200 prints per hour!
INK COMPATIBILITY
  • DS-2000 inks are compatible with specially-formulated high-solids acrylic (HSA) inks for screen printing a white underbase
INK SYSTEM
  • The DS-2000 uses Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black inks
PRESS COMPATIBILITY
  • The DS-2000 Works with M&R’s VictoryOne® Automatic Press
PRINT AREA
  • The DS-2000 has 10 heads arranged in a 16” array to cover a print area of 55 x 70 cm (21.7” x 27.6”).
RESOLUTION
  • The industrial printheads can produce images at resolutions up to 600 x 1200 dpi
WARRANTY, SERVICE AND SUPPORT
  • 24-hour hotline is staffed 365 days a year
  • One-year limited warranty
Z-AXIS ADJUSTMENT
  • Z-Axis adjustment allows the printhead distance to be adjusted 3-10 mm from the printing surface

 

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WARRANTY, SERVICE AND SUPPORT

  • A pre-paid maintenance agreement is available – see an M&R representative for more details