Automatic Textile Presses

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For larger print shops, an automatic textile press should be a must-have in your long line of screen printing equipment. Not only will you increase your production rates and quality, but you’ll also decrease your labor costs. Since you are essentially automating the screen printing process, almost every print will also be similar to the one before it.

Our Selection of Individual Automatic Textile Presses:

M&R Automatic Textile Presses

M&R Diamondback L

M&R’s Diamondback L holds a maximum image size of 35 x 28 cm (14″ x 11″) and features screen holders that allow for 51 x 61 cm (20″ x 24″) screen frames. For those looking to transition from a manual press to an automatic press, this is a unique model for the application. It’s slim 259 cm (8′ 6″) frame makes it useable for large print shops as well without sacrificing a ton of space. 

M&R Diamondback C

A size up from the Diamondback L is M&R’s Diamondback C. Still keeping the same affordability, the diameter expands to 284 cm (9′ 4″), with a larger maximum image area at 38 x 41 cm (15″ x 16″). This product is recommended for those who want to print larger images, but have a minimum amount of room.

M&R Diamondback S

Another favorite of M&R’s Automatic Textile Presses is the Diamondback S, seeing that it was one of the very first automatic presses to have servo drive for a beginning screen printer. You can choose from 6, 7, 8, or 9 color options. The maximum image area is 41 x 46 cm (16″ x 18″) with screen frames up to 58 x 84 x 4.5 cm (23 ” x 33″ x 1.75″).

M&R Diamondback XL

For screen printers who want an affordable yet large automatic printing press, M&R’s Diamondback XL brings forth all of those qualities as well as a servo drive. You can order the Diamondback XL in 8 or 9 colors. This product can hold a maximum of 51 x 52 cm (20 ” x 21″) for the image area as well as screen frames up to 66 x 91 x 4.5 cm (26″ x 36″ x 1.75″)

M&R Sportsman EX

M&R’s Sportsman EX is an affordable solution for automatic textile presses. With three different sizes (6,8 and 10-color models) with a maximum area of 41 x 45 (16” x 18”). Each of the presses in the Sportsman EX collection include electric printheads, print-stroke capability, servo-driven indexers, and a color touchscreen.   

**All Automatic Textile Presses are be Special Order and must be ordered over the phone. If you are interested in any of our Automatic Presses or have questions, please give us a call at 860-289-3040

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Automatic Textile presses have taken the screen printing world by storm. To help keep your shop progressing with every new innovation, we stock some of the most well-known brands for automatic presses to provide you with a quality product. Need assistance picking out a press? Give us a call today at 860-289-3040.

Why Choose Garston for Automatic Textile Presses?

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If you’re looking to upgrade your shop with new equipment, Garston is the place to be! We always provide the most affordable and accessible products including our selection of automatic textile presses.

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Qualities of an Automatic Textile Press


Shorter Production Time

Compared to a manual screen printing machine, an automatic textile press will have a shorter production and turnaround time. This machine can perform a day’s work of one person in as little as 2 hours.


Better Color Changes

Automatic presses have very little difference between a one-color job to a four-color job. When the machine is rotating, the next color will print. Every extra color that you include in a manual press will only increase your production time, but not with an automatic press.


Less Physical Labor

Not only will an automatic press increase your productivity levels, but it will massively make an impact on the physical wear and tear of your press operators. The main requirement of an operator will be to load and unload the shirts. 

Choosing an Automatic Textile Press

Are you ready to invest in an automatic press? The first step in deciding is to evaluate your current production situation and your requirements. Will an automatic press fit in your shop and will it keep up with your other machines and daily processes? You should be looking at the design complexity, production speed and how much room you have in your shop.

Design Complexity

Are you looking to produce simple or complex designs in your screen printing shop? You need to decide on the right size machine before you take any further steps.

  • 6 color presses are good for athletic or corporate designs
  • 8-10 color presses will increase your capabilities for complex work
  • 12-14 color presses will help you print almost anything

Production Speed

The next step is to look at your production speed and how fast of a turnaround you need to match. This can include factors such as the index speed of the automatic textile press as well as how many printer stations you need.

On most machines, there is a limit to the speed and duration that one operator can load garments. For shops with few employees, this may not be of a concern. For those looking to produce high-end designs with a good amount of employees, you may need to look into or prefer a higher production machine.

Floor Space

Any machine or equipment you bring into your shop should have it’s own space. If you have a smaller shop, you may be looking for a six color machine that only covers a minimal amount of floor space, but 8-14 color machine automatic textile presses need wider doorways and more floor space.

Automatic Textile Presses FAQ

Should I Buy an Automatic Press or a Manual Press?

Manual presses are usually operated by smaller shops or start up shops. This is because of smaller production runs, limited color requirements and less cost. If you run a larger shop and need to increase your productivity levels, an automatic press would be better suited for your needs.

With an automatic press, you’ll operate at least 10 times faster than a manual press. Benefits of using an automatic press are speed, ease of set up, and the ability to reduce labor costs and physical labor of your operators.

When Should My Shop Switch Over to An Automatic Press?

f you are currently using manual presses and you have been for a few years, you might start to wonder if an automatic press is a better choice. If you’re running into problems with tight deadlines, complex printing jobs and larger production runs – it might be time to make the change.

Automatic presses will provide you added benefits. This type of press will run at least 3 to 5 times faster than your manual press, which helps with complex printing jobs that deal with multiple colors. You will also be able to take on additional jobs without expanding your work space.

Why Does an Automatic Press Provide Better Quality?

Quality in relation to screen printing is always in the hands of the printer as well as the customer. In an ideal situation, a print should feel similar to that of the garment itself as well as the added benefit of feeling comfortable when worn. In most cases, an automatic press will always do better than a manual press. This is simply because an automatic press is purely operated by the machine itself, leaving little to not room for error in consistency. A manual press will have an operator doing a majority of the work, leaving the opportunity for distractions or fatigue which can make a huge difference in one print to the next.

Why Do Some Automatic Presses Have Servo Drives While Others Have Pneumatic?

For automatic presses on the market, half will have servo and half will have pneumatic drivers. If you aren’t aware, this drive is what helps the press rotate during printing. Both of these drive systems will use an air cylinder to raise and lower the pallet onto the screen.

A pneumatic system has less-expensive hardware compared to a servo system. This would mean that a pneumatic has a lower cost and will be easier to repair in the long-run, which could also be fixed by a well-adjusted screen printer. On the other hand, a servo drive will be more expensive and may require a technician to repair, resulting in a higher repair cost.

The main difference between the two is performance. A servo drive will adjust to changes in conditions such as changing out a pallet size without having any mechanical adjustments. A pneumatic drive would need to adjust the size of the press to accommodate different size pallets and weight jobs.

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Automatic Textile presses have taken the screen printing world by storm. To help keep your shop progressing with every new innovation, we stock some of the most well-known brands for automatic presses to provide you with a quality product. Need assistance picking out a press? Give us a call today at 860-289-3040.