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M&R TRI-LOC® Registration System for Film-Based Screen Production

by M&R
  • Precise, repeatable registration from screen-to-screen

  • Simple to set up and use, with sizes to fit most textile screen frames

  • Double Tri-Loc allows two synchronized screens to be exposed simultaneously

No other registration system for screen printing offers the accuracy and ease of use of M&R’s revolutionary Tri-Loc® and Double Tri-Loc® Rapid Screen Registration Systems. Tri-Loc works flawlessly with conventional screen exposure systems, and it is the essential companion for M&R’s i-Image Series computer-to-screen (CTS) imaging and imaging/exposure systems, which generate screens that are automatically pre-registered for Tri-Loc. The Tri-Loc system is easy to learn and simple to use—and its return on investment may be faster than any product in the screen printing industry.

And since the process is so easy to learn, almost any employee can be quickly trained to register screens. No longer does screen registration have to be left to the most skilled employees. Time-consuming multiple micro-registration adjustments and a seemingly endless run of test prints will be a thing of the past. Once screens have been exposed in register using the Master Registration Frame, users simply mount M&R’s Tri-Sync™ Pallet (U.S. Patent Pending) to the press and move it to each printhead, pulling the screen frames into contact with the pallet at the three registration points. Tri-Sync takes the guesswork out of metal screen frame placement by using LEDs to let users know when screen frames are properly registered on the press, virtually eliminating screen-loading errors. It’s an amazingly easy process. (An aluminum Tri-Loc Pallet is optionally available.)

Tri-Sync Pallets are compatible with all M&R screen printing presses, and can be used with aluminum static frames, roller frames, and wood frames (Tri-Sync’s LED system does not work with non-conductive screen frame materials). They’re affordably priced, extremely cost effective, and have no moving critical registration points to wear out. The Tri-Loc System employs precision-milled registration points to ensure that operators can precisely match the registration on the screen exposure unit with the registration on the screen printing press. Double Tri-Loc is M&R’s twin-screen version. Screens properly exposed on one side of the Double Tri-Loc will be in sync with screens exposed on the other side, dramatically reducing the time devoted to exposing screens. And by combining one of M&R’s large screen exposure systems with the Double Tri-Loc Screen Registration System, operators can burn two same-size screens at once.

Master screen registration frames, available in numerous adjustable and fixed sizes, fit most popular screen frame sizes. Custom sizes are also available. Cost-effective and easy to use, Tri-Loc Screen Registration Systems can reduce setup time by as much as 95 percent. Unprecedented simplicity and unsurpassed accuracy make Tri-Loc and Double Tri-Loc Rapid Screen Registration Systems the ideal choice for screen printers who refuse to compromise on quality—and don’t have time to waste.

Tri-Loc Video Training
M&R supports new Tri-Loc owners with online video training. Tri-Loc owners who use film can watch online video of the setup process at

Resources & Specs

Product Brochure

Footprint 65 x 83 cm (25.75" x 32.75")
Part Number EXREG-21x28
Screen Frame Size 53 x 71 cm (21" x 28")
Standard Features


  • Double Tri-Loc: Non-adjustable
  • Tri-Loc: Adjustable or non-adjustable
  • On-press registration pallets are available in a variety of sizes
  • Contains two pin bars and 100 pre-punched carrier sheets
  • For accurate positioning of Tri-Loc pallets
  • LEDs confirm proper screen placement prior to screen frame lockdown
  • Instructional video covers procedures for exposure and screen setup, and includes a tips & troubleshooting section


  • Contact M&R for details
  • Additional bars
  • Available in various sizes
  • Aluminum registration pallet
  • Additional blocks for multiple press use