M&R to launch DigitalSqueegee printhead at FESPA 2017

by FESPA | 29/03/2017
M&R to launch DigitalSqueegee printhead at FESPA 2017

Press manufacturer M&R will showcase for the first time in Europe the new DigitalSqueegee direct-to-garment (DTG) digital printhead at FESPA 2017.

When you consider the amount of printed work covered by garment printing, it is easy to see why so many have already diversified their services into this sector.

This area of the market covers a host of textile work, ranging from the smaller projects such as t-shirt printing and flag production, through to larger-format piece including banners and even some building wraps. However, with this varied work comes an higher demand for the right technology to take on such projects.

Garment printing and the technology used in this sector will be showcased once again at FESPA 2017, taking place from 8-12 May at the Hamburg Messe in Hamburg, Germany.

The event will feature some of the major manufacturers in this area and their respective technologies designed to help improve the output of companies in garment print.

One such firm that will have a major presence at the show is M&R Companies, which will take its place on Stand B30 of Hall B6. The manufacturer is globally know for its garment printing technology and will use this year’s exhibition to show off some of its latest solutions.

The new company’s DigitalSqueegee digital printhead will make its official launch at the exhibition, following its preview last January in the US. The hybrid system is designed to print images on both white and black shirts using screen-printed acrylic-based white ink to provide a toned underbase for the black shirt art.

“Screen printing remains by far the fastest, most economical way to print garments, but the digital component brings with it the ability to add special effects and to make every garment a one-off,” said M&R president and CEO Rich Hoffman.

“The problem has always been one of speed. Slowing a high-speed press down to the point where you turn out a print every thirty to sixty seconds rarely makes economic sense.But with its ability to print up to 720 images per hour, M&R’s DigitalSqueegee eliminates that issue,” Hoffman added.

The DigitalSqueegee can deliver a full-color 40 x 50 cm (16" x 20") image in less than five seconds, and it can be integrated with newer M&R automatic presses. In addition, the CMYK images printed by the DigitalSqueegee are fully compatible with standard and advanced screen printing techniques, which can be used either before or after the digital print takes place.

Register for free to visit FESPA 2017

Industry members that are keen to learn more about the new DigitalSqueegee printhead and the rest of solutions on offer from M&R can visit the manufacturer on the stand B6-B30 at FESPA 2017.

Taking place from May 8-12 at the Hamburg Messe, in Hamburg, Germany, the exhibition will play host to many major brands from across the global market.

For more information on FESPA 2017, the companies that will exhibit and to sign up to attend as a visitor, please visit: www.fespa2017.com

Delegates can save 70€ entry fee to the exhibition by registering via the website and quoting reference code: FESG702. Discover how a visit to FESPA 2017 can benefit your business and register today.

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