Computer-to-Screen System


M&R (www.mrprint.com) recently added the i-Image ST to its line of imaging systems.The i-Image ST computer-to-screen system uses the company’s i-Pak water-based UV-blocking ink and inkjet technology to generate opaque images on emulsion- coated screens, thereby eliminating the need for vacuum hold-down during exposure. According to M&R, i-Image can reduce exposure time up to half. The system also removes film from the stencilmaking process. The i-Image ST system includes a computer, monitor, and M&R’s RIP software. Three i-Image ST models are available: i-Image ST 1, with one printhead and processing speeds up to 150 screens/eight-hour shift; i-Image ST 2, with two printheads for processing up to 250 screens/shift; and i-Image ST 3, with three industrial for processing up to 350 screens/shift. All i-Image ST models process image areas up to 20 x 21 in. (510 x 530 mm) and accept most static and retensionable screen frames in sizes up to 26 x 36 in. (660 x 910 mm).

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