The M&R Companies has started manufacturing an 18-colour version of its award-winning Gauntlet III automatic textile press.

The press was awarded Product of the Year honours in the Automatic Garment Press category at the SGIA’s 2016 show in Las Vegas. “It was enormously gratifying to have Gauntlet III recognised by SGIA for its innovation and quality. The Gauntlet line has a long history of bringing unmatched performance and technological advances to the mid-range press market, and each new version has continued to raise the bar. Like all previous versions, this Gauntlet III was built from the ground up to optimise speed, performance, flexibility, print quality, and durability,” commented M&R President & CEO Rich Hoffman.

He continued: “We believe Gauntlet III is the finest midrange automatic carousel press available – and now it’s available in an 18-color/20-station version.”

The Gauntlet III is now available in 10-18 colours with a maximum standard image area of 48 x 55 cm (19” x 22”), and a maximum image area of 114 x 55 cm (45″ x 22”) in alternating printheads.