Encore is M&R’s newest oval-shaped press, and it’s designed specifically for the needs of cut-piece operations. Built around a 10-station base module Encore is available in 10, 18, 26, 34, and 42-station configurations. The press can rotate in either direction, and models can be set up so that each printhead is followed by one open station (print/flash) or by two open stations (print/flash/cool). No cut-piece press is more flexible. Since Encore’s oval shape takes up less floor space than comparable carousel presses, it makes more efficient use of available production area. This also allows the Encore to fit into spots where no carousel press could. Cleverly-designed safety skirting surrounds the press, and the fully-enclosed ends can be used to stack substrate or to provide easy access to print-related materials. Encore has a maximum image area of 50 X 70 cm (20” X 28”).
Encore’s digital touch-screen control panel can display information and commands in numerous languages, simplifying press operation and training anywhere in the world. It features a digital microprocessor with self-diagnostics and a production speed monitor to ensure more accurate job costing. The control panel is mounted on a pedestal with casters to give operators the ability to easily change its position. Encore has multiple print stroke capability and an independent print-start/print-finish setting that automatically activates and stops printheads at the beginning and end of runs.