On Friday, June 28, 2013, Luis Omar Viera of the New Buffalo Shirt Factory used M&R’s high-performance Challenger III D automatic screen printing press and M&R’s Passport automatic T-shirt unloader to set a new world record of 2139 T-shirts screen printed in one hour by a single operator.

This eclipses the previous record of 1909 screen-printed T-shirts—also set by Mr. Viera. That record-setting performance took place at the Fort Worth Imprinted Sportswear Show on October 1, 2010 on an M&R Challenger III automatic press and a Passport automatic unloader. Rich Hoffman, M&R’s CEO, said, “In 2010, Omar proved he was an elite press ChallengerIIID overviewoperator. And we knew we had a phenomenal automatic screen printing press in the concept Challenger III D. But we also knew everything would have to go perfectly for Omar to set a new world record in London—much less to shatter the old record the way he did today. However, even if you have all the elements necessary for success, an otherwise minor glitch can leave you short of your goal. To borrow a phrase from the sports world, ‘It’s why they play the game.’ Fortunately, it all fell into place.” Hoffman went on to thank Jon Weiss, founder and CEO of the New Buffalo Shirt Factory, for making it possible for Omar to compete; Gildan for providing top-quality T-shirts—and for all their charitable work; the people at M&R behind the design and manufacture of the new Challenger III D concept press; the exceptional M&R support staff at FESPA 2013; and especially Omar for another amazing performance.








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