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  • Large maximum frame size: 83 cm x 121 cm (33" x 48")

  • Large single printhead design optimizes speed and image quality

  • Precise, repeatable imaging compatible with M&R’s Tri-Sync™ registration system

M&R’s i-Image K is a large format computer-to-screen (CTS) imaging system that is a popular choice among some screen printers that wish to continue using their standalone exposure systems. However, the vast majority choose the convenience of having CTS imaging and UV LED screen exposure in one machine since the imaging/exposure combination takes up less space, requires no standalone exposure unit, and dramatically reduces the time and effort required to prepare images for screen printing.

In order to ensure proper screen image placement, M&R designed the Tri-Sync™ System. The system’s PRINT button illuminates when the contact indicators determine that the screen has been properly locked in place, ensuring that every CTS-generated screen is correctly pre-registered for M&R’s Tri-Loc registration system. In fact, the Tri-Sync System prevents images from being printed if the screen frame has not been properly loaded (this feature can be turned off). Every i-Image K model also includes a Tri-Sync pallet. The pallet’s contact indicator lights up when the screen is properly positioned on the press, giving users the same confidence when registering screens on the press that they have when loading screens onto an i-Image unit. M&R’s Tri-Sync System virtually eliminates operator screen loading errors on the i-Image K and registration errors on the press.

i-Image K uses specially-formulated water-based UV-blocking ink, advanced high-resolution CTS inkjet printer technology and a single wide printhead to quickly generate opaque images on emulsion-coated screens. CTS imaging eliminates the cost, space and labor of traditional film, while delivering greater detail, smoother halftone transitions, and virtually eliminates exposure undercutting. And because the image information is digital, it’s easy to store and quick to retrieve.

Resources & Specs

Product Brochure

Electrical Requirements 208/230 V, 1 ph, 3 A, 50/60 Hz, 0.66 kW
Industrial Printheads Single only
Maximum Image Area 71 x 99 cm (28" x 39")
Maximum Screen Frame Profile 4.1 cm (1.63")
Maximum Screen Frame Size 83 x 121 cm (33" x 48")
Overall Size (H x W x L) 145 x 213 x 264 cm (57" x 84" x 104")
Screens per Shift 23" x 31" Screen: 500
33" x 48" Screen: 200
Shipping Weight 567 kg (1250 lb)
Standard Features

CERTIFICATION

  • CE & UL compliant: Built to specifications established by the European Committee for Standardization® (CE) and Underwriters Laboratories® (UL)
COMPUTER-TO-SCREEN IMAGING
  • Can be user-customized for specific art types, various mesh counts, and types of emulsion
  • Digital workflow simplifies the imaging process
  • Eliminates the need for costly film
  • Improves image quality
  • Produces exceptional screen-to-screen registration
  • Promotes faster on-press setup and registration
  • Provides complete control of print parameters
  • Provides full image scaling and positioning
  • Reduces processing steps
  • Virtually eliminates pinhole touchup
  • Workflow can be customized for specific customer needs
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
  • Includes computer, monitor, and M&R’s proprietary software
  • Self-contained design speeds production by allowing placement in light-safe screen-coating rooms
  • Touchscreen panel with alphanumeric display
TRI-SYNC™ SYSTEM
  • Contact indicator ensures proper screen placement prior to imaging (the PRINT button lights up when the screen is locked in place)
  • Helps ensure that every CTS-generated screen is accurately pre-registered for M&R’s Tri-Loc system
  • Prevents images from being printed if the screen frame has not been properly loaded (this feature can be turned off)
  • Tri-Sync Pallet (included) uses a similar contact indicator to ensure proper screen placement on the press
WARRANTY, SERVICE AND SUPPORT
  • 24-hour hotline is staffed 365 days a year
  • M&R OEM parts—including genuine M&R pallets & platens—and screen printing supplies are available online at store.mrprint.com
  • One-year limited warranty