The mPower was engineered and purpose-built from the ground up as an industrial strength production printer. Unlike the SPRINT
, it uses an industrial 12-channel print head and a power purge system that eliminates virtually all clogs and prints significantly faster. The mPower can print a white shirt in 16 seconds or less (visit the Videos
page), 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 still incorporates AnaJet’s acclaimed closed-loop ink delivery system, and uses PowerBright ink cartridges.
At this time, there are no plans to stop producing or selling the SPRINT. AnaJet offers lifetime technical support to all printer owners, be that FP-125 owners, SPRINT owners, or mPower owners, and AnaJet will continue to service all of these printers regardless of whether they are still in production in the future.
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Users printing several thousand shirts per month will benefit from the mPower’s high speed and production capacity. Users with lower volume production will benefit from the SPRINT
’s smaller footprint and lower cost. Both printers can print one-offs and small runs, and both printers have dark shirt printing abilities and AnaJet’s acclaimed closed-loop ink delivery system for optimal ink flow.
No, the SPRINT and the FP-125 cannot be upgraded to the mPower. The mPower is purpose-built from the ground up as an industrial strength production machine and has very different components than the SPRINT and FP-125.
The typical print speed for a 14” by 18” graphic on a white garment with the default printer settings is 16 seconds. Visit the Comparison Matrix
to see print speeds for all AnaJet printers.
Yes, the mPower’s print area is slightly larger than the SPRINT
’s. The mPower’s print area is 14” wide by 18” long and the SPRINT
’s is 12.5” wide by 16” long. Visit the Comparison Matrix
to see table sizes for all AnaJet printers.
No, the mPower uses PowerBright inks, which contain the same ink formula as AnaBright inks but are contained in cartridges that specifically fit the mPower’s ink bay and facilitate ink level monitoring.
No, the mPower uses a new RIP program specially designed by the AnaJet team for the mPower. The new RIP program allows for more brilliant graphics and improves the color match between the image on the computer screen and the printed graphic.
Yes. The mPower 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.
Both! One of the new features of the mPower 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.
The mPower is larger than the SPRINT, measuring 19.8”H x 42.3”L x 44”W and weighing 180lbs.
The mPower is larger and heavier than the SPRINT and requires at least two people to lift and move the machine. Because of this, the mPower is not as portable as the SPRINT; however, moving the printer will not damage it, nor will it invalidate the printer’s warranty.
Yes, AnaJet offers free training at AnaJet University for all new printer owners. AnaJet University is a full day of hands-on training held at AnaJet’s world headquarters in Costa Mesa, CA. AnaJet also offers online webinars throughout the year for users to brush up on common user issues and techniques.
The mPower is just as simple to use as the SPRINT and minimal technical knowledge is required. Much like printing on a normal paper printer, users need only to select the graphic, load the shirt, and press print. Daily maintenance is not required, and weekly maintenance is simple and quick. The mPower comes with full training and AnaJet offers webinars throughout the year to give additional support to users.
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.
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.
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. The mPower's print heads cost more than the SPRINT’s print head to replace, but will need replacing less often.
Yes, prints from both the mPower and the SPRINT need to be heat-cured, as all direct-to-garment and screen printed items do. You can use a heat press or tunnel/conveyor dryer.
Absolutely. AnaJet printers are compact and clean for optimal use in homes or 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 for in-home use.
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 has a USB drive built into the printer so that you can load and print, print-ready graphics on the go, without a computer.
Basic computer skills are necessary for the loading and printing of the graphic. You will also need to be familiar with a graphics program such as Photoshop, Corel Draw or Illustrator so that you can convert your customer’s graphic to the proper format. However, you do not need to be a graphic designer; most customers will supply you with their preexisting graphics.