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  • Enables operators to refine and document automatic screen printing press print parameters

  • Frees automatic screen printing presses for production

  • Maximum print area 66 x 71 cm (26" x 28") or 112 x 97 cm (44” x 38”)

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.

Resources & Specs

Product Brochure

Air @ 6,9 bar (100 psi) 28 l/min (1 cfm)
Electrical Requirements 208/230 V, 1 ph, 14 A, 50/60 Hz, 1.7 kW
208/230 V, 3 ph, 9 A, 50/60 Hz, 1.7 kW
Maximum Frame Size 132 x 132 x 5 cm (52” x 52” x 2”)
Maximum Image Area 112 x 97 cm (44” x 38”)
Overall Size (W x D x H) 112 x 218 x 157 cm (44” x 86” x 62”)
Shipping Weight 608 kg (1340 lb)
Standard Pallet Size 112 x 97 cm (44” x 38”)
Standard Features


  • Servo drive combines higher screen printing press speeds with exceptional smoothness, consistency, and longevity
  • CE Certified: Built to specifications established by the European Committee for Standardization® (CE)
  • UL Listed: Built to specifications established by Underwriters Laboratories® (UL)
  • Jog-left/jog-right controls
  • Multiple print stroke capability (1-2 on single-pallet models and 1-9 on three-pallet models)
  • Onboard self-diagnostics
  • Superior three-point pallet leveling system
  • Tool-free quick release pallet clamps
  • Brushless and maintenance-free electric-driven motors deliver smooth screen print strokes and exceptional control
  • Four-point off-contact adjustment
  • Independent print/flood speed controls on each printhead simplify screen printing press setup
  • Enhanced front micro-registration adjustments with visual guides
  • Locking rear micro-registration
  • Adjustable 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
  • 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
  • Pneumatic squeegee/floodbar clamps with tool-free angle adjustment
  • Squeegee air regulator with a pressure gauge at the end of the printhead
  • Visual reference marks every 5 degrees simplify squeegee/floodbar angle adjustments
  • 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


  • Compatible with M&R’s Tri-Loc® Rapid Registration System (sold separately)