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FREEStyler Hybrid DTS/DTG

EXILE is excited to introduce the latest in Direct-to Screen (also known as Computer-to-Screen CTS) and Direct to Garment imaging. The FREEStyler Hybrid has arrived and it's poised to bring the benefits of DTS and DTG to the shop who has had difficulty justifying the expense of current systems on the market today. With it's low low price tag, now nearly any textile screen printer can afford to print direct to garment and eliminate film from their screen process with this innovative printer!

Not only does the FREEStyler Hybrid eliminate film from the screen making process, with a quick cartridge change, it will also print beautiful images direct to shirts and other light garments. There is no other system out there that can claim that! It does both types of work at resolutions up to 1200 x 2400 dpi, providing exceptional print quality in color and on screen.

As a DTS system, the FREEStyler uses up to four black cartridges that contain specially formulated UV light blocking ink. This water soluble ink provides density readings over 3.5 UV, which means it will hold small halftone dots and fine details, much better than vellum or ink jet film. Since the ink is directly applied to the emulsion, no vacuum is required and there is no chance of undercutting during exposure. In fact, exposure times are typically reduced since there is no glass or film to diffuse UV light. With the screen either lifted off the glass, or in an exposure system like the LightSpeed (designed specifically for DTS / CTS) pinholes are almost entirely eliminated, which means less touching up the screen after exposure.

The real advantage of using the FREEStyler as a DTS system is the registration capabilities. The FREEStyler Hybrid digitally places the image with absolute accuracy. This eliminates human error with manual placement of film separations on multiple screens. With the integrated 3 point registration system, you are assured that multi-colored jobs will always be in the correct position from the minute they are put into the press. That translates into less press setup up time, and more jobs run per day, making your print shop more profitable.

As a DTG, the FREEStyler Hybrid uses a CMYK inkset that prints directly onto light color garments. Simply place one, or even two shirt pallets onto the printing bed, load the color ink cartridges, RIP the file and print. In minutes you have vibrant color prints ready for the heat press and the customer. Not only a great DTG in it's own right, but our RIP software also allows simulated halftone printing with color. You can proof your screen printing jobs directly onto garments. This provides the same screening, using the same style printhead, as used for the final CTS produced screens.

When using the FREEStyler as either a DTG or CTS, you never have to worry about replacing an expensive printhead, cleaning ink lines, or other unsavory maintenance tasks you didn't realize were required when you purchased your printer. The simple and affordable HP Drop-on-Demand thermal ink cartridges used in the FREEStyler couldn't be easier to replace, and every time you do, you are putting in a new printhead for your device.You never have to worry about replacing a costly head. Instead, you get a high quality printhead with every cartridge, all for less money than your ink and film cost you today.

Take a look at the video below and/or download the brochure to find out more.




Freestyler Hybrid direct to screen and direct to garment printer.

FREEStyler Product Sheet (pdf)

See a high-res video of the FREEStyler in action

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ExposeDTS Exposure Frame and Stand