M&R (www.mrprint.com) recently added the Sportsman DPE to its line of automatic garment presses. The company says the Sportsman DPE offers the same simplicity of operation and performance-proven dependability as the Sportsman E, but with room to place flash units between print stations. Sportsman DPE’s eight printheads and 18 stations enable users to flash between each printhead and print up to eight colors. Sportsman DPE has a maximum print stroke length of 31 in. (787 mm) and a standard image area of 16 x 18 (406 x 457 mm). Sportsman DPE’s maximum image area (without flash-cure units in place) is 31 x 31 in. All models feature servo-driven indexers, electric printheads, and multiple print-stroke capability. The press is compatible with M&R’s Tri-Loc and Newman Pin-Lock registration systems, among others. Standard features include pneumatic clamps, independent squeegee- and floodbar-speed adjustments, adjustable rear screen holders, independently set angle and calibrated pressure adjustments, and independent print, reset, and print/flood speed controls on each printhead. Other standard features include a 5.7-in. (145-mm) color touchscreen display, onboard self-diagnostics, real-time production data, and an independent print-start/print-finish setting that automatically activates and stops printheads at the beginning and end of production runs.
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