New CHALLENGER III Automatic Screen Printing Press


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  • Clockwise or counterclockwise rotation
  • CE Certified: Built to specifications established by the European Committee for Standardization® (CE)
  • UL Listed: Built to specifications established by Underwriters Laboratories® (UL)
  • Automatic Pallet Preheat Mode™ with built-in pallet temperature sensor allows operators to preheat pallets to the desired temperature using any compatible flash cure unit
  • Digital touchscreen control panel with icon-based labeling can display information and commands in multiple languages
  • Independent print-start/print-finish setting automatically activates and stops printheads at the beginning and end of screen printing runs
  • Jog-left/jog-right controls
  • Maintenance Minder™ System alerts operators when scheduled maintenance is due
  • Multiple (1-9) print stroke capability
  • Onboard self-diagnostics
  • Production speed monitor ensures more accurate job costing
  • Provides control of multi-print functionality
  • Real-time production data
  • Stopwatch feature enables users to capture elapsed time for setup, runtime, shift time, or any other screen printing operation
  • Test print setting turns individual printheads on/off during test print cycle
  • Built of heavy-duty steel and premium components
  • Printheads and pallet arms provide the stability necessary for exceptional screen print quality
  • Allows quick adjustment of indexing parameters tailored to various pallet sizes
  • Servo drives combine higher screen printing press speeds with exceptional smoothness, consistency, and longevity
  • Electronically adjustable ink retrieval system keeps ink in the print area
  • Assists operators in the precise positioning of garments and cut pieces
  • Speeds pallet positioning and changeover
  • Calibrated tool-free click-stop four-corner off-contact settings allow fast and accurate screen leveling
  • Precise three-point pallet leveling system
  • Tool-free quick release pallet locks
  • Solid-aluminum, low-profile, rubber-coated screen printing pallets
  • Wider print carriage enhances screen print quality on 110 models
  • Brushless and maintenance-free electric-drive motors deliver smooth screen print strokes and exceptional control
  • Independent print and reset buttons on each printhead
  • Independent print/flood speed controls on each printhead simplify screen printing press setup
  • Multi-print without lowering the indexer
  • Compatible with M&R’s Tri-Loc® Rapid Registration System
  • Enhanced front micro-registration adjustments with visual guides
  • Rear micro-registration
  • Automatically operates individual printheads in programmed sequence and allows multiple flashing without losing a screen printing position
  • Touchscreen display with simplified programming provides easy setup of the Revolver Sequencing Program
  • Adjustable rear screen holders accommodate a wide variety of screen sizes
  • Clamping system holds roller frames without special adapters
  • Flip-up front screen holders speed setup
  • Pneumatic clamps hold frames tight and allow rapid screen loading
  • Gently lowers the squeegee blade onto the screen mesh when the press is idle
  • Helps prevent thinner water-based and discharge inks from flowing into the image area
  • Angle and calibrated pressure adjustments are independently set
  • Digital squeegee/floodbar speed display
  • Front or rear print carriage stop position allows operator to leave screens clear or flooded (great for water-based inks)
  • Independent squeegee & floodbar speed adjustments
  • Park feature facilitates setup and tear-down by simultaneously retracting the squeegee and floodbar and then moving them to the outside edge of the press for easy access
  • Squeegee pressure regulator on each printhead offers exceptional control of print pressure
  • Visual reference marks every 5 degrees simplify squeegee/floodbar angle adjustments
  • Calibrated front & rear stroke length with tool-free adjustment maximizes screen printing speed
  • 24-hour hotline is staffed 365 days a year
  • Access to M&R’s Training Center
  • Parts & supplies are available online at
  • Two-year limited warranty
  • Heavy-duty reinforced pallet arms with wider pallet mounting brackets for oversize and cut-piece screen printing
  • Enable easy loading of screens more than 71 cm (28”) wide
  • Allows indexing of the press using a foot pedal
  • Skip-Shirt foot pedal feature allows operators to avoid screen printing on empty pallets
  • Automatically prevents the press from screen printing on empty pallets
  • Reduces misprints and minimizes press stoppage because of improperly loaded shirts
  • M&R aluminum pallets and platens come in a wide range of sizes and styles
  • Pneumatic squeegee/floodbar locks with tool-free angle adjustment

Model Specification

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Air @ 6,9 bar (100 psi) 609 l/min (21.5 cfm)
Diameter 561 cm (221")
Electrical Requirements 208/230 V, 3 ph, 50 A,
50/60 Hz, 10 kW
380/415 V, 3 ph, 29 A,
50/60 Hz, 10 kW
Maximum Frame Size (Alternating Printheads) 132 x 110 cm (52" x 43")
Maximum Image Area (Alternating Printheads) 114 x 70 cm (45" x 28")
Maximum Print Length Frame Size (Alternating Printheads)
Maximum Print Length Image Area (Alternating Printheads)
Maximum Print Width Frame Size (Alternating Printheads)
Maximum Print Width Image Area (Alternating Printheads)
Maximum Standard Frame Size 66 x 110 cm (26” x 43")
Maximum Standard Image Area 50 x 70 cm (20" x 28")
Shipping Weight 3892 kg (8580 lb)
Standard Pallet Size 41 x 56 cm (16" x 22")
Stations/Colors 14/12

Customer Reviews

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012
Jon Weiss, OwnerNew Buffalo Shirt FactoryClarence NY, USA
Challenger III is the best press M&R has ever made—and the best press anyone has ever made—and it's a steal. It's extremely fast. We typically run 84-90 dozen shirts an hour.

The interface is very user friendly, and setting up a job on Challenger III is a snap. Where another press might take eight minutes to break down and set up, we're doing it in about four minutes a color.

It's also an exceptionally reliable machine. We've been running them for two years and we've never had an issue.

And let's not leave out that it's an M&R. It has a really good resale value compared to the machines in the market that Challenger III has now made obsolete.
Thursday, Jun 26, 2014
John Lynch, Founder & CEOLynka Promotional SolutionsKraków, POLAND
It’s taken us over 20 years to make the move to M&R, and now that the equipment [Challenger III, i-Image STE & Tri-Loc] is installed and operating, we are thrilled with the decision and the tremendous support we have received from Cyrus Sethna and the entire M&R team.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Dale Scott, EVPNew Buffalo Shirt FactorySan Pedro Sula, HONDURAS
Our new Challenger III is fast: fast setup, fast registration, and fast production. For all that speed, our Challenger III is amazingly quiet.

It’s one sweet press.

Exceptional products and outstanding support

We remain the worlds largest manufacturer of screen printing equipment because weve held to the standards M&R was founded on: Innovative Design, Quality Products, and Unmatched Customer Support. With sales associates, distributors, and technicians in over 40 countries on six continents, we have the largest network of sales and support in the industry. And our technical support is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Wherever you are, whatever you need, well be there for you.