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Frequently Asked Questions

    • Basic computer skills are necessary for the loading and printing of the graphic. AnaJet offers a very simple and easy-to-use graphic design program for use with the mPower i-series, Spark for AnaJet, for those who are not familiar with professional graphic design programs such as Photoshop, Corel Draw or Illustrator.

    • Yes, but not at all times. You will need a computer to create, edit and load graphics, and an internet connection is highly suggested for business operations. However, the mPower i-series has a USB drive built into the printer so that you can load and print, print-ready graphics on the go, without a computer.

    • Absolutely. AnaJet printers are compact and clean for optimal use in shops. There is no loose ink and no messy screens to deal with. AnaBright and PowerBright inks are non-toxic and water-based so that they are safe.

    • Yes, prints from our printersneed to be heat-cured, as all direct-to-garment and screen printed items do. You can use a heat press or tunnel/conveyor dryer.

    • Replacement parts on the mPower are generally the same cost as they are with the SPRINT; a sales representative can give you more pricing information.

    • Generally speaking, more channels means more chances for clogging. However, mPower printers use an industrial-strength print head and have a power purge system which reduces or eliminates clogs.

    • Yes, all direct-to-garment printers require regular maintenance. AnaJet printers have automatic daily maintenance and three levels of print head cleaning so that users only need to perform a thorough cleaning about once a week.

    • The mPower i-series is larger and heavier than theSPRINT and requires at least two people to lift and move the machine. Because of this, the mPower i-series is not as portable as the SPRINT; however, moving the printer will not damage it, nor will it invalidate the printers warranty.

    • Both! One of the new features of the mPower i-series is an automatic table height adjustment sensor, that adjusts up to 3.0. The mPower also allows users to manually adjust the table height, as with the SPRINT.

    • Yes. The mPower i-series gives you complete control over the ink drop size and saturation for each print, so that you can easily switch between a thin tank top and a thick hoodie without over saturating or wasting ink.

    • On an mP10i, the typical print speed for a 12 by 10 graphic with the speed printer settings is 27 seconds on a white shirt and less than a minute on a dark shirt. Visit the Comparison Matrix to see estimated print speeds for all AnaJet printers.

    • For a technical comparison, visit theComparison Matrix. Users printing several thousand shirts per month will benefit from the mPower i-series high speed and production capacity. Users with lower volume production (about 500 or fewer pieces) will benefit from theSPRINTs smaller footprint and lower cost. Both printers can print one-offs and small runs, and both printers have dark shirt printing abilities and AnaJets acclaimed closed-loop ink delivery system for optimal ink flow.

    • The mPower is AnaJets first industrial strength direct to garment printer, using stainless-steel Ricoh print heads. The mPower was released in August 2011. In April 2013, AnaJet released the mPower i-series, which is the next version of the original mPower. The updated i-series mP5i and mP10i models represent a significant step up in durability and performance over the original mPower models. All new mPower printers sold by AnaJet are mPower i-series models.

    • The mPower i-series was engineered and purpose-built from the ground up as an industrial strength production printer. Unlike the SPRINT, it uses an industrial 12-channel stainless-steel Ricoh print head and a power purge system that eliminates virtually all clogs and prints significantly faster.

      The mPower i-series can print a white shirt in20 seconds and has a larger print area than the SPRINT. The printer has an automatic table height adjustment sensor and ink drop level controls. The mPower i-series incorporates AnaJets acclaimed closed-loop ink delivery system and uses PowerBright ink cartridges.