M&R Nabs Awards for Two Products

August 25, 2017

The M&R Cos., Roselle, Ill., recently announced its Challenger III automatic screen-printing press and i-Image S computer-to-screen imaging system were named products of the year by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA).

The Challenger III was named product of the year in the Automatic Garment Press category, while the i-Image S was named product of the year in the Pre-Press (Exposure/Imaging) category.

“It’s extremely gratifying to have SGIA recognize Challenger III and i-Image S for their innovation and quality, and, by extension, to recognize the efforts of our research-and-development team and the highly-skilled technicians who build M&R equipment,” says Rich Hoffman, president and CEO, M&R.

Challenger III is the namesake of M&R’s first automatic press. “While the technological advances found in Challenger III could only be dreamed of then, the rugged construction and attention to detail remain unchanged,” Hoffman says. “The original Challenger was the defining press of its generation, and we believe Challenger III holds the same distinction today.”

“i-Image S brings high-quality computer-to-screen imaging within reach of most small-to-medium-size print shops,” Hoffman adds, “but it does so without compromising quality. It has the same software, printhead, output quality, and image area as the groundbreaking i-Image ST-36-1, but with a smaller footprint, exceptional pricing and the ability to image up to 100 screens per shift.” — J.L.