Detailed Equipment Information
Pre-Runner™ is M&R’s semi-automatic T-shirt sample press. It’s available in standard and oversize (OS) versions with respective maximum image areas of 66 x 71 cm (26” x 28”) and 112 x 97 cm (44” x 38”). Both sizes come in single-pallet and optional triple-pallet configurations. When combined with M&R’s Tri-Loc® Rapid Registration System (sold separately), the triple-pallet index system turns Pre-Runner into the perfect T-shirt sample press. A Tri-Loc pallet is mounted in the center station to provide for screen registration. Conventional pallets are mounted in the other two stations for test screen printing and/or screen printing production runs. Because its printhead is styled after those used on automatic screen printing presses, Pre-Runner enables operators to refine and document automatic-press print parameters in a way that’s simply not possible on a manual screen printing press.
Not only does Pre-Runner reduce the need to take production screen printing presses offline for sampling, it requires less space than the average manual screen printing press. Pre-Runner’s controls enable operators to run the press under numerous print scenarios, and there is no limit to the number of colors that can be quickly registered and test-printed. Pre-Runner can also be used to screen print shirt pockets, cut piece goods, full-size single-color prints, and other textile substrates.
Designed for precise registration, Pre-Runner’s head-lift system was derived from the components and design elements of M&R’s Saturn Platinum graphic screen printing press. Pre-Runner also features an AC variable frequency electric-drive printhead, adjustable front and rear stroke length, squeegee air pressure regulator, front & rear micro-registration, and pneumatic squeegee/floodbar and frame clamps. When it comes to screen print sampling and test printing, nothing comes close to M&R’s Pre-Runner T-shirt sample press.
For over 30 years M&R has helped countless screen printers realize their dreams by supplying them with innovative screen and digital printing products that stand the test of time. We have the right solutions, from pre-press to product finishing, for shops of all sizes. M&R equipment is designed and built with a commitment to quality, durability, and innovation, and is backed by unrivaled 24-hour service and support. With efficient systems integration from start to finish, it’s no surprise that year after year, print after print, M&R’s hard-working equipment is the choice of professional printers around the world.