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Thread: M&R vs. AWT

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    Default Semi-Auto Press: M&R vs. AWT

    Hey guys, I am interested taking the plunge into the world of automation. I am going to be looking for a used press and will be looking for a 25x38 or 30x40. I am hoping to get some feedback on preferences between the M&R's Saturn and AWT's Accuprint. For quality of press and for space reasons. I am leaning towards the Saturn because it seems to have a smaller footprint (would fit better in my shop), but other then that I hoping to get some insight on quality and whatever else. Any thoughts would be so great...
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    All Wrecked Threads?

    think of all the assholes you know.

    OK, now imagine them working for AWT.

    Now, make a call for service or parts or info.

    Good luck!
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    Todo es empezar.

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    I have both companies' 30x40 models and the Saturn is by far the preferred press. The AWT is the only press I ever bought new and it's never worked right since day one. It came to me with stripped threads on the squeegee and flood pressure micrometers, the gear ratio is not enough to hold the carriage up with a full screen, squeegee, floodbar and ink at 30x40. So it slowly coasts down to the press bed if you don't print fast enough. The micro I have has a special battery in it that cost a lot to replace (and I'm not sure they even make anymore) so the press has to be plugged in and on at all times or it drains this special battery rendering the press useless. I could go on and on about the poor design of the AWT micro. The only advantage it has over all my other presses is that the bed can be lowered by a large amount allowing one to print on substrate 2.5" thick.

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    This is awesome. I wanted some good honest feedback on these presses, so thanks. Any other experiences would be great.

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    Can only confirm the above. I print on a Saturn and love it. AWT is impossible to deal with and I can't understand how they stay in business.

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    fuck awt.

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    Wow, I am glad that I did my homework. Everyone I've talked to so far absolutely hates AWT. That being said, I'll definitely be looking for a M&R Saturn. Thanks for the feedback you guys.

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    I'll sell you my saturn 2538 if you can find me a saturn 3040 platinum!
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    I'll sell you a brand new ATMA 30x40 clamshell for 29k. Absolute quality.

    Also have a line on a used 29x39 Lawson.

    just sayin'.
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    Hey guys. I just think I may have found a Saturn for a pretty good price. Any suggestions on what questions I might ask as far as what features it has? Are there different versions or models of the saturn that have different features?

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