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Challenger III Automatic Press

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Product Description

CHALLENGER® III Automatic Screen Printing Press

Challenger® revolutionized screen printing in the 1980s, and Challengers have dominated the industry ever since. M&R’s Challenger III automatic screen printing press expands on that tradition by combining innovative features—like M&R’s electronically adjustable Ink Dip™ ink retrieval system—with exceptional speed and the best ideas from over 25 years of M&R automatics. Challenger III’s indexer enables double indexing in one uninterrupted motion, increasing production speed for oversize work by eliminating the pause between indexes.
  • 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. See it in action!
  • Assists operators in the precise positioning of garments and cut pieces. See it in action!
  • 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 mrprint.com/store
  • 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


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

Product Videos

Challenger III D Automatic Screen Printing Press - M&R Screen Printing Equipment (03:12)
M&R's revolutionary Challenger III D, with groundbreaking Dynamic PrintStroke™, brings a new dimension to automatic textile printing. Dynamic PrintStroke™ provides programmable control over squeegee pressure, print/flood speed, print-stroke length, and print-carriage position and other settings. The squeegee pressure setting can be varied between print strokes, offering unparalleled control over ink deposit. These programmable print parameters—along with Ink Dip™, Ink Dam™, flash-cure, and other print settings—can be named, saved, and stored as a unique print program in M&R's Job Recall™ storage & retrieval system. Operators can later recall that job for subsequent print runs. For similar but not identical jobs, the operator can save a copy of the job under another name and tweak those settings rather than starting from scratch. Stored jobs can even be sent electronically to other Challenger III D machines, providing large operations and contract printers with unprecedented convenience and control over production. Challenger III D's huge standard feature set includes a super-fast, ultra-quiet servo-driven indexer; servo-driven printheads; tool-free calibrated angle adjustments; a large and highly-sophisticated touch-screen controller; and quick-set printhead off-contact (invaluable when printing thick inks or specialty inks like gels and high-density). Squeegee pressure can also be adjusted mechanically should the need arise. M&R's Automatic Pallet Preheat Mode™ with built-in pallet temperature sensor allows operators to preheat pallets to the desired temperature and track those temperatures throughout the production run. Each printhead includes a touchscreen that provides digital control over squeegee print pressure and squeegee and floodbar speeds. A socket on each printhead makes it easy to position a flash cure unit in any station and make on-the-fly adjustments from the main control panel. Other features include Printhead Teach Mode™; front and rear micro-registration; tool-free adjustable rear screen holders; print-start/print-finish mode; and M&R's Revolver Print Program, which automatically operates individual printheads in programmed sequence and allows multiple flashing without losing a printing position. Challenger III is also compatible with pre-press registration systems like M&R's Tri-Loc and Double Tri-Loc. With so many features and an unmatched level of flexibility, convenience, and control, Challenger III D is simply the finest automatic carousel textile press ever made. For more information about the Challenger III D Automatic Screen Printing Press, click here: http://www.mrprint.com/en/Textile%20Screen%20Printing%20Equipment/Presses/Automatic/CHALLENGER%20III%20D%20Automatic%20Screen%20Printing%20Press?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=Web&utm_content=Challenger3D&utm_campaign=YouTube_desc
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