If you’re a screen printer, embroiderer, or other garment-decorating professional thinking about entering the world of direct-to-garment printing, there are no better companions than M&R’s M-Link and M-Link X digital textile printers. Both offer exceptional value, and M-Link X’s combination of speed and quality makes it superior to direct-to-garment digital printers costing more than three times as much. M-Link and M-Link X feature high-speed, long-life industrial inkjet engines designed for printing T-shirts, sweatshirts, cut pieces, and most flat, smooth fabric surfaces. And they’re fast. M-Link prints white shirts in 45 to 60 seconds and dark shirts in two-and-a-half to three minutes. M-Link X is even faster, printing white shirts in an amazing 30 to 45 seconds and dark shirts in less than a minute. When it comes to high speed and low price, M-Link X stands alone among digital textile printers. The phenomenal image quality of M-Link and M-Link X is made possible by M&R’s proprietary i-Color™ RIP Software, exclusive Absolute Position® Technology (APT), and DuPont™ Artistri® BRITE digital textile inks. In no time at all, operators can be turning out amazingly sharp text and line art with remarkable blending and photographic transitions.
i-Color RIP quickly converts digital art files into printed images with maximum sharpness, superior shading & gradations, outstanding color accuracy, and minimal print time. On black garments, Black Color Mode prevents M-Links from printing black ink on black image areas. On colored garments, Highlight Mode allows M-Links to print a highlight white, but prevents them from laying down white underbase where CMYK will be printed. This saves ink and increases print speed, but the main benefit is images far superior to other direct-to-garment methods—and printed garments that are softer, more breathable, and much closer to water-based screen printing. Absolute Position® Technology (APT) delivers a level of repeat registration not found in any other digital textile printer. When combined with i-Color RIP, APT enables M-Link and M-Link X to print multiple layers of ink on dark and colored shirts with unmatched layer-to-layer accuracy. DuPont™ Artistri® BRITE digital textile inks provide numerous advantages, including up to 40-percent color improvement compared to previous generation direct-to-garment inks and a pH balance that minimizes printhead issues like clogging.
M-Link and M-Link X generate extraordinary results on whites, lights, darks, and blacks, and the 36 x 52 cm (14” x 20.5”) included pallet can be used to print images up to 36 x 48 cm (14″ x 19″) on 100% cotton, some cotton blends, and some polyester fabrics. Print modes include conventional two-pass printing and OPEP™ or One-Pass Express Printing. A 10 x 41 cm (4” x 16”) sleeve-printing attachment and a 25 x 30 cm (10” x 12”) youth printing pallet are optionally available. An optional high-strength magnetic hold-down clamp secures garments and eliminates the need for adhesives. M&R’s Z-axis laser printhead protection system scans garments for wrinkles, virtually eliminating costly head strikes. And M&R solved the issue of white-ink separation and settling by periodically circulating white ink through the ink delivery system when the printer is idle. M-Link and M-Link X can be used as standalone printers or teamed with M&R’s Link Mobile Pallet System and any M&R manual or automatic screen printing press to combine the advantages of both printing systems. Professional garment decorators in search of outstanding quality at an unbelievable price will find it in M&R’s M-Link and M-Link X direct-to-garment digital textile printers.
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Last updated on 6/20/16.