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  • Images and exposes full-size T-Shirt screens in less than a minute

  • Maximum image area of up to 132 x 132 cm (52" x 52") with screen sizes up to 152 x 152 cm (60" x 60")

  • i-Image XE quickly and evenly exposes emulsion with a scanning UV LED light source using nearly 20,000 high-output UV LEDs

i-Image XE™ is M&R’s oversize version of i-Image STE, the world’s first all-in-one computer-to-screen (CTS) imaging and UV LED exposure system (US Patent Pending. European Patent Application No. 14721111.4). It’s ideal for imaging and exposing oversize screens for textile screen printing as well as for exposing and imaging multiple textile screens simultaneously. It’s also suitable for some graphics applications. By combining CTS imaging and UV LED screen exposure in one machine, M&R has dramatically reduced the time and effort required to prepare images for screen printing. In order to ensure proper screen placement, M&R designed the Tri-Sync™ System. The system’s PRINT button illuminates when the contact indicators determine that the screen has been locked in place. That helps ensure 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). And every i-Image 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 or registration errors on the press.

On the initial pass over the screen frame, i-Image XE uses specially-formulated water-based UV-blocking ink, advanced high-resolution CTS inkjet printer technology and three industrial printheads to quickly generate opaque images on emulsion-coated screens. On the return pass, the built-in high-output scanning UV LED light source exposes the emulsion, producing screens that can be taken directly to washout. CTS images are superior to traditional film positives, delivering greater detail and smoother halftone transitions. All i-Images eliminate the need for costly film positives, as well as the space and labor required to store and retrieve them. Because the image information is digital, it’s easy to store and quick to retrieve.

i-Image XE’s onboard UV LED exposure system streamlines workflow and increases productivity, delivering fast, superior screen exposures with exponentially lower energy costs. Not only do UV LEDs use far less energy, they’re only on during the exposure process. M&R’s UV LEDs run cooler, save energy costs, reduce screen exposure time, and speed up production. And, unlike expensive metal-halide bulbs that require replacement every year or two, i-Image XE’s UV LED light source can last for decades. The i-Image XE computer-to-screen imaging & exposure system includes computer, monitor, and M&R’s proprietary software. i-Image KX, i-Image STE I and i-Image XE are covered under one or more of the following patents: 10,245,823.

By providing complete control of print and exposure parameters, the software ensures high-quality screen images at production-level speed. It provides full image scaling and positioning, has 16-exposure presets for common applications, and can be user-customized for specific art types, various mesh counts, and types of emulsion. And the high density of M&R’s high-output UV LEDs—nearly 20,000—ensures the quickest exposures and the most uniform coverage available to screen printers. Maximum screen size is 152 x 152 cm (60” x 60”) and maximum image area is 132 x 132 cm (52” x 52”). Units are designed to fit through an 81 cm (32") doorway. M&R’s i-Image XE all-in-one computer-to-screen (CTS) imaging and UV LED exposure system will revolutionize your screen room. Once you’ve experienced the simplicity, consistency, speed, and productivity of an i-Image XE, you won’t be satisfied with anything less.

Tri-Loc for CTS (Computer-to-Screen) Imaging Systems
M&R’s Tri-Sync System ensures that every CTS-generated screen is automatically pre-registered for M&R’s Tri-Loc registration system. And the Tri-Sync pallet makes on-press registration blazingly fast. In fact, owners report imaging and exposing screens in as little as 40 seconds—and having them washed out and registered on the press in less than 8 minutes! Users simply mount the Tri-Sync pallet to the press and move it to each printhead, pulling the screen frames into contact with the three registration points. The pallet’s contact indicator lights up when the screen is properly positioned on the press. It’s amazingly fast, easy, and accurate.

Resources & Specs

Product Brochure

Electrical Requirements 208/230 V, 1 ph, 20 A, 50/60 Hz, 4.6 kW
Industrial Printheads 3
Maximum Image Area 132 x 132 cm (52" x 52")
Maximum Screen Frame Profile 7.5 cm (3")
Maximum Screen Frame Size 152 x 152 cm (60" x 60")
Overall Size (H x W x D) 127 x 221 x 321 cm (50" x 87" x 126.5")
Overall Size: Control Unit (H x W x D) 132 x 62 x 62 cm (52" x 24.5" x 24.5")
Shipping Weight 1605 kg (3538 lb)
Standard Features

CERTIFICATION

  • CE Certified: Built to specifications established by the European Committee for Standardization® (CE)
  • UL Listed: Built to specifications established by 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
  • Designed to fit through a 154 cm (60”) doorway
  • 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
LIGHT SOURCE FOR SCREEN EXPOSURES
  • Combines CTS imaging and UV LED screen exposure in one machine
  • Dramatically reduces exposure time
  • Eliminates the need for a separate screen exposure unit
  • Exposes emulsion with a scanning UV LED light source (US Patent Pending. European Patent Application No. 14721111.4)
  • Job Recall™ allows storage and recall of numerous screen exposure values
  • The high density of M&R’s UV LEDs ensures the quickest exposures and the most uniform coverage available
  • UV LEDs use far less energy than metal halide lamps and are only on during the screen exposure process
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
  • Access to M&R’s Training Center
  • 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