M&R's i-Image STE is the world's first all-in-one computer-to-screen (CTS) imaging and exposure system. By combining CTS imaging and UV LED screen exposure in one machine, M&R has dramatically reduced the time and effort required to prepare images for screen printing. On the inward pass, i-Image STE uses specially-formulated water-based UV-blocking ink and advanced high-resolution CTS inkjet printer technology to quickly generate opaque images on emulsion-coated screens. On the outward pass, the built-in high output UV LED exposure system exposes imaged screens, producing finished screens that can be taken directly to washout. CTS images are superior to traditional film positives, delivering greater detail and smoother halftone transitions. i-Image STE eliminates the need for costly film positives, as well as the space and labor required to store and retrieve them. Because the image information is digital, it's easy to store and quick to retrieve.