M&R’s i-Image ST Computer-to-Screen Imaging System uses specially-formulated water-based UV-blocking ink and advanced high-resolution computer-to-screen inkjet printer technology to quickly generate opaque images on emulsion-coated screens. Computer-to-screen (CTS) images are superior to traditional film positives, delivering greater detail and smoother halftone transitions. And since i-Image ST generates the image directly on the screen, there’s no need for vacuum hold-down during the screen exposure process. This, coupled with the fact that light doesn’t have to penetrate layers of film and glass, can reduce exposure time up to half. i-Image ST also benefits screen printers by eliminating the need for costly film positives, as well as the space and labor required to store and retrieve them. Because the image information is digital, it’s easy to store and quick to retrieve. And i-Image ST CTS imaging machines are electrically operated so there is no need to locate it near pneumatic lines.
The i-Image ST Computer-to-Screen Imaging System includes computer, monitor, and M&R’s proprietary RIP software. By providing complete control of print parameters, the RIP software ensures high-quality screen images at production-level speed. It provides full image scaling and positioning, has presets for common applications, and can be user-customized for specific art types and various mesh counts. Three i-Image ST models are available: i-Image ST 1, with one industrial printhead capable of processing up to 150 screens per 8-hour shift; i-Image ST 2, with two industrial printheads for processing up to 250 screens per shift; and i-Image ST 3, with three industrial printheads for processing up to 350 screens per shift. In fact, i-Image ST 3 can create a full-size image in as little as 30 seconds. i-Image ST 36 units process image areas up to 51 x 58 cm (20” x 23”) and accept most screen frames up to 66 x 91 cm (26” x 36”). i-Image ST 43 units process image areas up to 51 x 76 cm (20” x 30”) and accept most screen frames in sizes up to 66 x 109 cm (26” x 43”). All i-Image ST units are designed to fit through an 81 cm (32”) doorway.
|•||Processes image areas up to 51 x 58 cm (20” x 23”) or 51 x 76 cm (20” x 30”)|
|•||Uses computer-to-screen inkjet printer technology to quickly generate opaque images on emulsion-coated screens|
|•||i-Image ST 3 can create a full-size computer-to-screen image in as little as 30 seconds|