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M&R COBRA™ E Automatic Screen Printing Press

by M&R
SKU Cobra E 10-08 16X18
  • Smooth, quiet operation

  • Pneumatic-locking, Quick-Flip™ front frame Holders

  • Upgraded precision front and rear micro adjustments

M&R’s COBRA™ automatic screen printing presses set the standard in combining quality components, durable craftsmanship and high speed production all in one machine.

The COBRA series of presses provide operators with time-saving features needed for quick setups—electric printheads, tool-free squeegee/floodbar angle adjustments with air locks, pneumatic frame locks, and independent squeegee/flood speeds with digital displays. The newly-designed flat-indexing system is also digital-compatible on most models. COBRA presses are Tri-LOC® and Tri-Sync™ compatible—like all M&R presses—which further minimizes setup times, and maximizes run times and productivity.

With three different sizes available in 8-, 10- and 12-colors in the 1618 model, and four different sizes available in 8-, 10-, 12- and 14-colors in the 2020 model, there is sure to be a COBRA that meets your needs. You can be rest assured that whichever you choose, M&R has you covered with best-in-class design, service and support.

Resources & Specs

Product Brochure

Air @ 6,9 bar (100 psi) 227 I/min (8 cfm)
Diameter 384 cm (12' 7")
Electrical Requirements 208/230 V, 1 ph, 38 A, 50/60 Hz, 3.9 kW
208/230 V, 3 ph, 22 A, 50/60 Hz, 3.9 kW
380/415 V, 3 ph, 11 A, 50 Hz, 3.9 kW
Maximum Frame Size 58 x 84 x 5 cm (23" x 33" x 2")
Maximum Frame Size (Alternating Printheads) N/A
Maximum Image Area 41 x 46 cm (16" x 18")
Maximum Image Area (Alternating Printheads) N/A
Shipping Weight 1928 kg (4250 lb)
Standard Pallet Size 41 x 56 cm (16" x 22")
Stations/Colors 10/8
Standard Features


  • Clockwise or counterclockwise rotation
  • Flat-indexing carousel that will easily accommodate future growth in the digital arena
  • More robust indexing system with smoother, quieter operation
  • Self-contained lower carousel keeps glue and lint off of indexing clevis
  • Servo drive indexer provides smooth operation and durable consistency
  • CE & UL compliant: Built to specifications established by the European Committee for Standardization® (CE) and Underwriters Laboratories® (UL)
  • Countdown program indicates when operator-set index count has been reached
  • Icon-based, high-resolution Human Machine Interface (HMI) with built-in tutorial screens
  • Independent print-start/print-finish setting automatically activates and stops printheads at the beginning and end of print runs and also enables single pallet test printing
  • Maintenance Minder™ System alerts operators when scheduled maintenance is due
  • Multiple (1-4) print stroke capability
  • Onboard self-diagnostics
  • Selectable multi-print option
  • Swiveling control arm with multi-angle adjustable touch-screen display
  • Assists operators in the precise positioning of garments and cut pieces. See it in action!
  • Speeds pallet positioning and changeover
  • Permits fast, incremental off-contact adjustment independently on each head
  • Advanced pallet leveling system
  • Tool-free pallet locator speeds pallet changeover
  • Tool-free quick release pallet locks
  • Brushless, maintenance-free electric-drive motors provide smooth linear movement and exceptional control
  • Independent print/flood speed controls on each printhead simplify screen printing press setup
  • Independent reset button on each printhead allows operators to freewheel the carousel
  • Newly-designed printheads with pneumatic front screen holder locks
  • On head off-contact adjustment
  • Compatible with M&R’s Tri-Loc® and Tri-Sync™ Rapid Registration Systems
  • Enhanced front micro-registration adjustments with visual guides
  • Automatically operates individual printheads in programmed sequence and allows multiple flashing without losing a screen printing position
  • Icon based display and logic simplifies revolver sequence programming
  • Adjustable rear screen holders accommodate a wide variety of screen sizes
  • Clamping system holds roller frames without special adapters
  • Pneumatic clamps hold frames tight and allow rapid screen loading
  • 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
  • Independently set angle and calibrated pressure adjustments for squeegees and floodbars
  • Pneumatic squeegee pressure regulators
  • Pneumatic squeegee/floodbar locks with tool-free angle adjustment
  • Visual reference marks every 5 degrees simplify squeegee/floodbar angle adjustments
  • Adjustable front and rear stroke length allows operators to optimize production 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




  • Designed & disassembled to fit through a 97 cm (38") doorway
  • 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 printing on empty pallets (U.S. Patent No. 5,383,400)
  • Reduces misprints and minimizes press stoppage because of improperly loaded shirts