M&R i-Dot™ Garment Printer Review

Dean ArmandoJanuary 29, 2011

iDot Garment Printer from M&R

 

M&R Companies  produces two direct-to-garment printers, the i-Dot 2100 and i-Dot 4100. The 2100 prints only on white or very light colored shirts, while the 4100 prints both white and dark shirts. Both use 4 CYMK color cartridges and can print on 100% cotton or 50/50 cotton/polyester blend fabrics, as well as “some” polyesters.

Both printers have 16″ x 20″ print areas and have essentially the same features, although the 4100 is more robust and comes with a bulk ink system, a touch screen control panel, 4 white ink cartridges (for dark shirts), and includes free 2-day training.  The printers have a 1-year limited warranty. On-call technical support  is available from the company. Length of support period is not known.

Interestingly, the M&R i-Dot printers also come with a computer, flat-screen monitor, and keyboard. The computer has the necessary RIP printer software already included but customers must supply their own graphics programs. It’s not known if the computer has the power and memory necessary to adequately handle large graphics programs such as Photoshop.

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