M&R has introduced a new pre-treatment system for direct-to-garment printing called EZPrep. It has been designed to maximise print consistency, minimise overspray and eliminate guesswork from the pre-treatment process. “Its consistent application of pretreatment solution can reduce overall consumption, speed up production, and decrease costs,” said M&R.
EZPrep allows the coverage area and pre-treatment dosage to be controlled by adjusting settings on the touchscreen interface, and Job Recall allows operators to store and retrieve saved parameter settings. The pre-treatment can be applied on the inward scan of the spray carriage and then again on the outward scan if needed. The four tool-free stainless steel nozzles are easy to remove and each can be independently turned on or off so as to confine pre-treatment application to the print area. The machine is programmed to return to the home position once it has completed spraying the desired area.
There are separate reservoirs for pre-treatment solution and water, allowing the system to be cleaned by pressing a button to flow water through the spray nozzles. An automated cleaning process keeps the nozzles clean at programmed intervals during extended pauses in production.