POLARIS Industrial High-Speed Direct to Garment Printing System

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The Polaris™ Industrial High-Speed DTG Printing System sets a new standard with the latest generation of garment decoration technology from M&R. Designed to handle a sophisticated array of automation needs and quality requirements, the Polaris™ is set to accelerate growth and expand horizons.

Quality AND Speed? Polaris Does Both.
Built on M&R’s popular automatic oval press, the Stryker™ base provides a high-quality, smooth-operating servo-drive indexer for fast, continuous cycling. Operators can efficiently load and unload garments with reduced fatigue and faster cycling.

The onboard pretreatment system prepares garments in-line when and where you need it, eliminating storage needs for work-in-progress. Narrow spray tips align with the platen for consistent, edge-to-edge pretreatment application, and can switch from dark to light shirt pretreatment settings at a touch of a button.

Integrates with Your Order System
The Polaris features a built-in, high-fidelity barcode scanner and customizable integrations to your order management system to pull orders locally or from the cloud. A world-class color management solution supports advanced controls for accurate and consistent quality across products.

Achieve True Star Power with Polaris
With amazingly fast print speeds and rugged construction, the Polaris is designed and manufactured with the same commitment to quality and exacting standards that has made M&R an industry leader for over 30 years.
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Features And Highlights


  • Dual Digital Print Engines deliver bright, rich color
  • Onboard Pretreater saves valuable time and touches
  • Multiple Heat Presses and Flashes prepare a smooth printing surface


Additional Information



  • CE Certified: Built to specifications established by the European Committee for Standardization® (CE)
  • UL Listed: Built to specifications established by Underwriters Laboratories® (UL)
  • Digital microprocessor with self-diagnostics
  • Digital touchscreen control panel with icon-based graphics can display information and commands in multiple languages
  • Jog-left/jog-right controls
  • Large 10.4” machine-mounted touchscreen interface
  • Machine-mounted control center provides ergonomic controls within reach of the pallet loading area
  • Maintenance Minder™ System alerts operators when scheduled maintenance is due
  • Stopwatch feature enables users to capture elapsed time for setup times and run times
  • Built of heavy-duty steel and premium components
  • Pallet arms provide the stability necessary for exceptional print quality
  • Onboard, digitally-controlled flashes introduce residual heat into the garments to speed up the flash time
  • Onboard, digitally-controlled heat presses not only flatten fibers, but introduce residual heat into the garments to improve pretreat application and white ink flash time
  • Clockwise or counterclockwise rotation
  • Servo drives combine higher speeds with exceptional smoothness, consistency, and longevity
  • Continuous full system re-circulation to reduce settling
  • Four 6-liter main tanks in each digital print station provide long run times in between refills
  • Main tank agitation solution on White Print Station to prevent obstruction at ink inlet
  • Utilizes Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black and White inks
  • Assists operators in the precise positioning of garments and cut pieces. See it in action!
  • Speeds pallet positioning and changeover
  • TucLoc® platens allow for the quick loading and unloading of garments, while eliminating the need for spray tack or a clamshell system
  • Caldera RIP License with Polaris Driver
  • Integrable automated workflow via RESTful API to order management system or ERP
  • Linux-based OS
  • Polaris Dashboard with Press View for managing ripped jobs on press
  • Recipe management tools to enable customizable press settings
  • Dual nozzle pretreater sprays the desired pretreatment in adjustable volume, length and cycles for consistent application
  • Two-tank system allows for dark and light shirt pretreatment rapid change with no contamination and small footprint
  • The Polaris has 16 printheads per station arranged in a 40 cm (16") array to provide a maximum print area of 38 x 48.25 cm (15” x 19”)
  • Printheads are industrial stainless steel construction for excellent durability and extended service life
  • Sixteen industrial printheads dedicated to White ink
  • Sixteen industrial printheads support Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black inks
  • Variable drop volume and droplet size improves blends and color gamut
  • 1,280 nozzles per head achieve 600 DPI native resolution: 600x1200 in 4-pass mode and 600x1800 in 6-pass mode
  • 24-hour hotline is staffed 365 days a year
  • Z-Axis adjustment allows the printhead distance to be adjusted 3-10 mm from the printing surface
Air @ 6 bar (100 psi) Indexing Platform: 9 CFM
Digital Print Stations (x2): 3 CFM
Pretreater: 0.6 CFM
Heat Presses (x3): 0.4 CFM
Digital Print Stations - Inks One Station dedicated to White
One Station dedicated to Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black
Electrical Requirements Main Requirements - Max. Load: 220 V, 3 ph, 230 A, 50/60 Hz, 90 kW (if alternating 1 ph for stamper)
Indexing Platform: 220 V, 3 ph, 24 A, 50/60 Hz, 9.6 kW (16 stations, supplied from above)
Digital Print Stations (x2): 220 V, 1 ph, 10 A, 50/60 Hz, 2.2 kW
Pretreater: 220 V, 1 ph, 4 A, 50/60 Hz, 250 W
Inline Flashes (x3): 220 V, 3 ph, 43 A, 50/60 Hz, 16.5 kW
RED CHILI DX™ Flash: 220 V, 3 ph, 30 A, 50/60 Hz, 11.5 kW
Heat Presses (x3): 220 V, 1 ph, 17 A, 50/60 Hz, 3.3 kW
Control Stand: 220/120 VAC, 1 ph, 14/22 A, 50/60 Hz, 3 kW (Separate from max. load)
Environmental Requirements Work Room Temperature: 20 - 25 °C (68 - 77 °F)
Work Room Humidity: 50% - 70% (non-condensing)
Maximum Image Area 38 x 48.25 cm (15" x 19")
Maximum Resolution 600 dpi native printhead resolution
Maximum resolutions: 600x1200, 600x1800
Overall Size (H x W x D) 238 x 874 x 534 cm (94" x 364" x 210")
Shipping Weight 7102 kg (15658 lb)
Standard Pallet Size 38 x 48.25 cm (15" x 19")
Water Requirements Water Line In: Filtered water (not distilled): 9.5 mm (3/8") tubing, 762 cm (25 ft.) max.
Drain Line Out: 9.5 mm 3/8" tubing, 762 cm (25 ft.) max. or dedicated drain pump

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