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Old July 20th, 2012, 09:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, so my SERIOUS intention is NOT to start a mud slinging fest here. I have a feeling that is what it will bring, so I apologize a head of time but I would really like to get some info and opinions. I believe M&R makes a great press, everyone says their service is the best. In the current economy, I like the fact they support many jobs in the US. So now all that is said people will not think I am attempting to bash M&R.
My question is; what machine does M&R sell that competes with or is comparable to the MHM X-Treme. The print size of roughly 20x28" is important. The head/print arm high lift for cleaning/inspecting is also important.
The M&R website is fancy and informative, but I have a difficult time differentiating between the presses. It seems like each machine has 3 or 4 versions.

So simple equation.... MHM X-Treme = M&R ???

I know everyone is going to break down the "service" and "parts" ect. But I know all that. All I am looking for is which press is the most comparable.

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Old July 20th, 2012, 11:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Go straight to the source, not only does M&R have a large tech staff they also have great sales reps. Speak with them explain what your needs are and see if they have what you need pretty simple and will avoid the nonsense that may occur here.
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Old July 20th, 2012, 02:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I know that the Gauntlet line will as well as the Challenger line. Not sure if the Sportsman will print that big. This is a good question and I for one would like to know the answer from someone at M&R. The Challenger 3 is a great press but not knowing the cost of the X-Type I cannot answer which press competes.
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Old July 20th, 2012, 02:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Ok, so my SERIOUS intention is NOT to start a mud slinging fest here. I have a feeling that is what it will bring, so I apologize a head of time but I would really like to get some info and opinions. I believe M&R makes a great press, everyone says their service is the best. In the current economy, I like the fact they support many jobs in the US. So now all that is said people will not think I am attempting to bash M&R.
My question is; what machine does M&R sell that competes with or is comparable to the MHM X-Treme. The print size of roughly 20x28" is important. The head/print arm high lift for cleaning/inspecting is also important.
The M&R website is fancy and informative, but I have a difficult time differentiating between the presses. It seems like each machine has 3 or 4 versions.

So simple equation.... MHM X-Treme = M&R ???

I know everyone is going to break down the "service" and "parts" ect. But I know all that. All I am looking for is which press is the most comparable.

Thank you.
The MHM X press is fairly new to the market but from what I saw it will try to compete with the Sportsman EX. The Sportsman EX has a 20X20 image area. 20X28 seems pretty large for the MHM-X type I saw at a show. Don't see the beef to handle that size image area successfully but of course that is just my opinion.
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The MHM X-type certainly look stronger than the M&R

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How does it look stronger? Based on what!
It looks like a Schenk or Hebbecker influence.
I am confused! Is the poster a collector of machines,
Or a printer? Don't mean to ruffle feathers.
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How does it look stronger? Based on what!
It looks like a Schenk or Hebbecker influence.
I am confused! Is the poster a collector of machines,
Or a printer? Don't mean to ruffle feathers.
I figured it would be better said by someone else.
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Why is that 10 color x-type missing two print heads, making it an 8/12? They couldn't put the other two heads on before the promo pic?
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probably for flashes, but, I'd still want the heads and ability to move the flashes around if need be. Looks cool and all, but looks like a lot of stuff to break down and expensive to replace when it does. just my opinion
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How does it look stronger? Based on what!
It looks like a Schenk or Hebbecker influence.
I am confused! Is the poster a collector of machines,
Or a printer? Don't mean to ruffle feathers.
I'm not a collector, I'm just in the last stages of buying a new press. I figured before I pulled the trigger on one I would see what was equivalent from M&R since everyone raves about them so much. I didn't want to talk with the local rep because I do not care for him all that much. I was looking for a wide range of input so I hit up the forum....
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