A New Beginning with the M&R Cobra Automatic Screen Printing at Arnold Prints®
We were bit by the Cobra recently.....
Arnold Prints® has been looking for the newest edge of technology to help production and provide the highest quality prints possible. We chose the M&R Cobra as our new press and possibly to be our forever machine. Previously we were using a TUF Javelin Workhorse Product that fell short.
The Cobra made by M&R is one of the industry top automatic screen print presses. Our other options were the Ryonet ROQ or MHM as those are also the industry leaders in technology and quality prints. The lead time of purchasing was four months which is now around 5-6 months as the pandemic has effected production and supplies around the world.
Key Features Arnold Prints® was interested in:
Servo Drive: The print heads are all electric and so is the indexing system. This mean super fast, accurate, and consistent prints. Also no lag time relying on air.
Flat Indexing Base: This allows a 1.5x more shirts in production than indexing and also helps efficiency. The second reason we wanted this was to be future proof for digital printing with the Digital Squeegee.
Easy Off Contact Adjustment: This feature is amazing compared to our previous press that required measurements and multiple tools. The Cobra has a twist knob and done. There also is independent adjusting for the front and back. This is super useful when doing hoodies or other odd prints.
Precise Registration: The registration on this press is nothing short of tight. The registration system utilizes milled knobs and has amazing ease of use. The other great thing on this press is the ability to use a Tri-Loc easy registration system. It takes 90% of the registration work out of the job. Increased speed and efficiency.
Digital Display Control: The lasers attach to this unit to help with job accuracy and placement. The display OS helps navigate what is on the press and the modes. There is alot of options. This is great because we can do flash, hot head rolling, and much more
HotHead Roller: This feature came in clutch. We were post pressing some shirts for boutiques taking up more time. Now this is done on press; fast and accurate. Next stop for the smoothest prints in the game and also help with lint reduction.
From the Manufacturer
The COBRA™ shares the traits of the reptile of the same name—it's sleek, quiet, and super-fast.
A standout feature of the COBRA is its on-head, off-contact system, with all-new micro-adjustments. This system provides maximum control over screen registration, allowing operators to dial-in off-contact measurements with precision and ease in both the front and the rear of each and every pallet.
The print heads on the COBRA have been re-thought as well. The COBRA series of presses provide operators with time-saving features needed for quick setups—electric print heads, tool-free squeegee/flood bar angle adjustments with air locks, Quick-Flip™ pneumatic frame locks, and independent squeegee/flood speeds with digital displays.
The newly-designed, robust, flat indexing system offers incredibly smooth and quiet operation. The flat indexing system can also easily accommodate digital products on certain models of the COBRA, like the DS-4000 ™ DigitalSqueegee® from M&R.
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