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  • The world’s best sampling and production manual screen printing press

  • Integrates seamlessly with M&R’s Tri-Loc® Rapid Registration System and all M&R automatic screen printing presses

  • Four and 6-color manual presses can expand to 10 colors, and 8-color presses can expand to 14 colors without expanding the footprint

With its revolutionary two-tier design, unrivaled expandability, and rugged construction, Chameleon® is without question the world’s best manual screen printing press for sampling and production. And with Chameleon’s two-tier Duo-Deck™ design, four and six-color manual presses can expand to ten colors and eight-color manual presses can expand to fourteen colors, all without expanding the footprint. M&R’s System Integration design allows Chameleon to integrate seamlessly with M&R’s Tri-Loc Rapid Registration System and all M&R automatic screen printing presses to create the most phenomenal registration/sampling/production system available. Cost-effective and easy to use, Tri-Loc can reduce setup time on the press by as much as 95 percent. And Tri-Loc now includes the revolutionary Tri-Sync™ Pallet. The pallet’s contact indicators light up when the screen frame is properly positioned on the press, virtually eliminating operator screen-loading errors.

Chameleon’s expandability also allows manual screen printing shops to meet current color capacity needs with a Chameleon 4, 6, or 8-color press, secure in the knowledge that they can add future color capacity by expanding the Chameleon instead of purchasing a new manual press. And instead of investing in small, manual-only screen frames that can never be used on automatic presses, Chameleon owners can invest in standard frames designed for automatics. When Chameleon-driven shops step up to automatic screen printing, they’re not sitting on thousands of dollars’ worth of frames that have to be replaced. Chameleon even uses the same standard pallets as M&R automatic presses. Interchangeable frames support increased productivity through manual-press sampling, leaving automatic presses free to perform their specialty: high-speed production.

Chameleon features include a machine-tooled and polished 7.62 cm (3”) center shaft, heavy-duty tapered roller bearings, extra-large knobs, micro-registration with dual off-contact adjustment, and tool-free spring tension adjustment. If you have a Chameleon, you don’t just have the most phenomenal manual press ever made, you’ve stepped into the most phenomenal textile screen printing system ever devised. Chameleon manual screen printing press: There’s nothing else like it.

Resources & Specs

Product Brochure

Diameter 295 cm
(9’ 8”)
Maximum Frame Size 66 x 91 x 5 cm
(26” x 36” x 2”)
Maximum Image Area 51 x 76 cm
(20" x 30")
Shipping Weight 408 kg
(900 lb)
Standard Pallet Size 41 x 56 cm
(16" x 22")
Stations/Colors 4/4

Standard Features


  • Extra-large user-friendly knobs
  • Heavy-duty tapered roller bearings
  • Hinged arm assembly expands color capacity without expanding screen printing press footprint
  • Machine-tooled and polished 7.62 cm (3”) center shaft
  • Allows simultaneous setup for front and back screen prints
  • Expands 4 & 6-color manual presses to 10 colors
  • Expands 8-color manual presses to 14 colors
  • Provides additional color capacity within the existing press footprint
  • Precise three-point pallet leveling system
  • Solid-aluminum, low-profile, rubber-coated pallets
  • Tool-free quick release pallet locks
  • Standard sizes are interchangeable with M&R automatic screen printing presses
  • Compatible with M&R’s Tri-Loc® Rapid Registration System
  • Micro-registration with zero set point guides
  • Multi-axis registration with dual off-contact adjustment
  • V-Guide locator system
  • Accommodate most frame types and manage screen sizes up to 66 cm (26”) wide
  • Adjustable rear screen holders accommodate a wide variety of screen sizes
  • Clamping system holds roller frames without special adapters
  • Accommodates a wide variety of screen types, sizes, and weights
  • Easy to adjust with M&R's exclusive tool-free design
  • 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
  • Warranty includes the option of returning the press during the first year of ownership for full credit toward the purchase price of any new M&R automatic screen printing press (terms & conditions apply*)

    *Terms & Conditions: Normal wear and tear is acceptable, but the press must be returned in sound working order and without damage from abuse or misuse. The amount applied to the purchase of a new automatic press is limited to the price paid for the manual press. Crating, shipping, taxes, and other fees—as well as return shipping costs—are excluded.




    • Factory pre-set feature allows simultaneous screen printing at all stations
    • Field installation increases color capacity on single-deck Chameleon presses
    • Simplifies screen printing lined jackets, reversible/double layer mesh-type jerseys, and other multi-layer garments
    • M&R aluminum pallets and platens come in a wide range of sizes and styles
    • Heavy-duty side clamps are fully adjustable, simplify roller frame use, and accommodate a wide range of screen sizes (recommended for screens 76 cm (30”) or more in length)
    • Pneumatic clamps hold frames tight and allow rapid screen loading
    • Side clamps are recommended for the use of Tri-Loc® and Double Tri-Loc® Rapid Registration Systems and M&R’s Triple-Play Pallet
    • Can reduce on-press setup time by as much as 95 percent
    • M&R’s Tri-Sync™ Pallet features a contact indicator that lights up when the screen frame is properly positioned on the press, virtually eliminating operator screen-loading errors