The freestanding Red Chili uses sealed tungsten filament quartz lamps, and works with both automatic and manual presses. Instant-on lamp technology conserves energy by reverting to standby when the press is idle, and its lamps are divided into three zones, which can be operated independently or in any combination. Its adjustable optical sensor switch can be positioned on either side of the flash, allowing the Red Chili to match the rotation direction of the press. The sensor doesn't require a signal from the press, making it easy to move the unit between printheads or presses without time-consuming setup. The sensor also makes the Red Chili ideal for manual press flashing. M&R's Red Chili seamlessly bridges the gap between automatic-only and manual-only quartz flash cure systems.