M&R Introduces the New HotHead™ Fabric Compression System


Roselle, IL, USA—M&R is pleased to introduce the new HotHead™ Fabric Compression System.

M&R’s HotHead fabric compression system gives garment decorators two ways to apply heat and pressure to fabrics for fiber matting, ink smoothing, foil transfer, on-press ink discharging, and other specialty processes. HotHead’s control module mounts on the front of a printhead arm on the press. It uses a multi-function LCD display to set temperature and heater type. The control module works with two heat modules: the HotHead Roller™ applies heat and pressure using a rolling cylinder, and the HotHead FlatIron™ applies heat and pressure by gliding a flat, smooth metal surface across the substrate. Each heat module is sold separately.

The HotHead Roller and the HotHead FlatIron are securely affixed to the squeegee mounting bar by two manual squeegee clamps. To ensure optimal performance, two small controllers allow for adjustment of the up/down travel speed of the squeegee chopper bar. M&R chose a military-grade electrical connector, high-cycle flexible wiring, and a long-life flexible sheath to connect the control unit to the heating units.

The HotHead Roller and the HotHead FlatIron use thermal couples and pre-programmed logic to maintain constant temperatures. The temperature range runs from ambient room temperature to 204o C (400o F). Small cooling fans keep the external skin of the heat modules at a safe operating temperature.

About M&R


M&R is the world's largest manufacturer of screen printing equipment, with production facilities in Roselle, Illinois, USA, and in Wojnicz, Poland. With distributors and skilled technicians in over 40 countries on six continents, we're able to provide the finest service and support in the industry.

For more information, contact us at:


  • Phone 630-858-6101
  • Fax 630-858-6134
  • Toll Free 800-736-6431
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