M&R Diamondback XL Automatic Screen Printing Press
M&R’s new Diamondback XL just set a new standard in affordable larger-format entry-level automatic textile printing. With its huge 51 x 53 cm (20” x 21”) print area and the ability to print up to 9 colors, Diamondback XL offers more versatility for the price than any other automatic press on the market. Its servo-driven indexing system provides outstanding performance, while its pneumatic print heads can accept screens up to 66 x 91 cm (26” x 36”). Also included is M&R’s patented Revolver Print Program, which automatically operates individual printheads in programmed sequence and allows multiple flashing without losing a printing position.
Diamondback XL is available in either base or enhanced configuration. Both models feature a touch-screen control panel, side screen holders with micro-registration, calibrated squeegee and floodbar pressure adjustment, M&R’s three-point pallet leveling bracket with quick release, calibrated rear stroke length adjustment, and 41 x 56 cm (16” x 22”) pallets. Enhanced Diamondback XL models add pneumatic screen frame locks, pneumatic squeegee/floodbar locks with no-tools angle adjustment, and pneumatic squeegee pressure regulators.
DIAMONDBACK SERIES Automatic Screen Printing Presses
The Diamondback Series is M&R’s line of versatile and highly-affordable entry-level presses. Diamondbacks are available with up to 9 printheads and in 8 and 10-station configurations. Maximum image areas range from 35 x 28 cm (14” x 11”) to 51 x 53 cm (20” x 21”). Diamondback presses feature servo-driven indexing to ensure smooth, accurate travel, and pneumatic screen clamps that facilitate rapid screen loading, hold roller frames without special adapters, and deliver excellent stability on a wide variety of screens.
Each press has pneumatically-driven printheads; pneumatic squeegee/floodbar clamps with tool-free angle adjustment; pneumatic screen frame clamps; and pneumatic squeegee pressure regulators with pressure gauges on each printhead for exceptional control of print pressure. Diamondback squeegee/floodbar systems offer independently-set angle and calibrated pressure adjustments; front or rear print carriage stop position that allows operator to leave screens clear or flooded; independent squeegee & floodbar speed adjustments; and visual reference marks every 5 degrees to simplify squeegee/floodbar angle adjustments. Adjustable rear stroke length with tool-free adjustment maximizes print speed.
The control center features touch-screen displays with onboard self-diagnostics; an independent print-start/print-finish setting that automatically activates and stops printheads at the beginning and end of production runs; multiple (1-9) print stroke capability; multi-print in the up position; real-time production data; and a countdown program that indicates when the operator-set index count has been reached. Control panels on Diamondback C, Diamondback S, and Diamondback XL are mounted on pivoting arms for easy access.
All presses include M&R’s patented Revolver Print Program, which automatically operates individual printheads in programmed sequence and allows multiple flashing without losing a printing position. Options include M&R’s patented Optical No-Shirt Detector, which automatically prevents the press from printing on empty pallets, reducing misprints and minimizing press stoppage because of improperly loaded shirts.
Optional Foot Pedal Control allows indexing of the press using a foot pedal. The Skip-Shirt foot pedal feature allows operators to bypass empty pallets. Presses can be ordered in configurations that allow them to fit through a 79 cm (31”) doorway. Diamondback C, Diamondback S, and Diamondback XL can be ordered with an additional printhead for placement at the unload station.