is the M&R Automatic Printing Press
After the screens are placed and aligned into the press
we are ready to begin printing. The automatic printing
press shown above can print about 800 shirts an hour.
It is a pneumatic press running on 155lbs of compressed air. A rotory screw compressor
with a 15 Hp 3 phase motor and a 200 gallon tank
is needed to power this press.
The press shown above is an 8 color screen printing press,
it has 8 printing heads and 10 pallets. The pallets
are what we will place the shirt on for printing.
The screens will stay stationary during the printing process,
while the pallets will rotate one at a time in a counter
clockwise motion. Rising up to the screens after each
index for printing. Then dropping down to move to
the next station.
Two people are needed for this operation, one for loading
the shirt onto the pallet, and the other for taking
the shirt off the pallet, Inspecting the shirt for
imperfections and then setting it on the drying belt.