Gauntlet III is M&R’s versatile, high-production mid-size automatic screen printing press. It’s available in 10-16 colors with a maximum standard image area of 48 x 55 cm (19” x 22”). Gauntlet III automatic screen printing machines feature printheads driven by fast, reliable electric-drive motors. The printheads feature calibrated tool-free click-stop four-corner off-contact settings for fast and accurate screen leveling. The press includes tool-free front and rear print-stroke adjustment for versatility and exceptionally high production rates.
Screen printing (also known as silk screening) is a printing technique where the image to be printed is transferred to a very fine fabric or mesh, otherwise known as the “screen.” The areas that are not to be printed are blocked out on the screen so that only the negative of the image remains.
Then, the screen is laid on top of the garment to be printed, and ink is pushed with a squeegee through the area of the screen that is not blocked by the emulsion. This leaves an inked imprint of the image on the garment. By layering several different screens and ink colors, we can create intricate multicolor designs.
We recommend screen printing for most orders because it is the most durable process with the widest range of design possibilities.