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Old October 3rd, 2012, 11:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Right so I starting out and I have my eye on a Riley Hopkins press but I would be interested in the opinions of the group.
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Old October 7th, 2012, 02:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for the advise. (sarcasm) If you want some feedback, I guess you need to ask a question that will incite some sort of argument.
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Old October 7th, 2012, 04:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Try over at TheShirtBoard.com This site is more about buying and selling vs discussion.
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Old October 7th, 2012, 05:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Right so I starting out and I have my eye on a Riley Hopkins press but I would be interested in the opinions of the group.
Stay away from the Riley with the joy stick reg. IMO Vastex 2000 series or M&R Sidewinder, both great presses. Side clamps are a nice option to get.
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Yup get your eyes off of the Riley unless you get the Aero series with standard micros but at that price you have a ton of better options as Binkspot pointed out.
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Thanks for the input. I have heard that the M&R sidewinder with side clamps might be the way to go before. Does it give you an advantage if you then step up to an M&R automatic? I will check out the shirt board too. Thanks again.
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If you're a static frame user and know you will be for a long time, then the Antec Legend is right up there in quality with the best. It's a rear clamp press though but I think you can get them in side clamp versions?

Benefit of an M&R manual is the pallets will swap over to an M&R auto (or any M&R style pallet automatic press)
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$170 per head to get side clamps on the Legend, just had that conversation with Dave when I called about a leveling issue and discussed making M3's work in it.
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Thanks for the input. I have heard that the M&R sidewinder with side clamps might be the way to go before. Does it give you an advantage if you then step up to an M&R automatic? I will check out the shirt board too. Thanks again.
Also when you purchase any manual press from M&R you get a 100% back guarantee for the first 30 days for any reason as well as full purchase price trade in value of the press for one year toward any M&R automatic.
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We've had a 6 color 6 station M&R sidewinder for 6 years now, we will never get rid of it. Even though we went automated we kept the Sidewinder and still use it weekley. It's a great press and you can really do anything on it. We've done jobs from 4 color process, to 6 color simulated process, sleeve printing, pocket printing, cap printing, jacket back, over sized and AOP printing on the press. The registration is very easy and very accurate. You can also use the M&R triloc registration system with it which really simplifies anything from a perfectly aligned 1 color to a 6 color set up. I highly recommend the Sidewinder and go ahead and upgrade to the side clamping system, it is totally worth it. The only option I wish I would have put, and still might eventually add, is air screen clamps.

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