Trooper Screen Printing Equipment Startup Packages

Trooper Start-Up Screen Printing Package

Starting a screen printing business can be overwhelming. With so many things to buy, learn and remember, it can be difficult. That's why we've brought together this collection of essentials to make your start up screen printing business a little easier.

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    Lawson Screen & Digital Products provides the best automatic screen printing machines for beginners and startups. These automatic screen printing presses let you get started silk screen printing right away. Whether you operate a storefront, print out of a garage, or a basement, a Lawson automatic is the best automatic screen printing machine for beginners and those new to t-shirt printing.

    As a family owned and operated business and the oldest U.S. screen printing manufacturer, Lawson provides more than just the best start up screen printing equipment. We offer 24/7 training, education, technical support and business coaches so your new t-shirt business will succeed. Lawson is truly a company of people who care.

    Lawson’s Trooper Automatic Screen Printing Start Up Package offers everything you need to fully automate your screen printing process. The Lawson Trooper is an automatic screen printing press designed to increase profits, dramatically increase production, provide greater print consistency, minimize the physical stress of manually printing - all while being extremely simple to use, set-up and maintain.

    This automatic screen printing machine package also comes with Lawson’s air compressor package. This is a quality Grainger air compressor is a 2 stage, 7.5 horse power (HP) air compressor. It features an 80 gallon tank and has a powerful 34 amp compressor. The air dryer/separator removes the moisture to help maintain the life of your printing press.

    Our industry leading Trooper is a 6-color/8-station fully automatic press. This flex-head/modular design lets you customize your press and change the configuration even after it has left Lawson’s factory.

    Lawson Screen & Digital Products is a family owned and operated company that treats you like family. We offer all of our clients 24/7 technical and print support and FREE SHIPPING on all screen printing supplies through our E-store.

  • Standard Features

    • Speed Registration
    • 5 HP Air Compressor System and Matched Air Dryer
    • 6 Aluminum Frames 23" x 31" O.D.
    • $500 Ink Credit (you choose the colors you desire)
    • Trooper Training at our Saint Louis facility
    • Instruction Booklet
    • Optional Installation not included

    Optional Features

    Screen Printing Books & Videos:

    Start your essential screen printing reference library with these best-selling books and videos. Tour a working shop and see each step in the job process with the Beginning Garment Screen Printing video. How To Print T-Shirts for Fun & Profit is designed for the new printer and includes sample forms. Screen making is demonstrated in the Ulano Direct Emulsion video and the mysteries of pricing are explained in the book, Pricing for Profits.  $118

    Newman Roller Frames:

    Newman Roller Frames can re-tighten mesh when it loses tension. Don't throw away perfectly good mesh just because it lost some tension and doesn't register or slows down your print stroke. MZX manual press - 12, 24 or 36 frame kits include an MZX Tool Kit with SDI Torque Wrench, mesh alignment clips, a 7-130 Newton tension meter, 2 corner softening tools, fabric protectors, written instructions and a roll of Newman Zone Tape.

    MZX 23" x 26" OD Frames*
    12 Frame Kit $1,366.63
    24 Frame Kit $1,864.63
    36 Frame Kit $2,362.63

    Prices listed apply to frames with a square bar. Contact us for pricing on all roller frames.

    20" x 24" Mesh Panel Frames:

    With the Panel Frame, you can stretch your own frame in seconds. a unique, fast and earth-friendly concept in mesh to frame installment and reinstallment. Panel Frame is the evolution of screen frames for the textile and industrial screen print industry. Screens are assembled by installment of a specially designed mesh panel utilizing the hand tension tool. Mesh installment requires no glues or chemicals and is accomplished in less than one minute at high tension levels. Single color designs can be removed, stored and reinstalled for reruns. The assembly of the PanelFRAME requires very little space and no prior skill. The frame itself is patented and specially designed made of light weight aluminum that is 100% leak tested for years of performance.

    Watch the Panel Frame Video - It's so easy!

    20" x 24" O.D. Aluminum Frames:

    Aluminum frames are about 1 pound lighter than wood so they're easier to spin and stop. Welded corners ensure they are consistently square. Tensioned under meter control the high quality polyester monofiliment mesh is attached with chemical resistant glue. Add them now and get the best pricing. You choose the mesh counts.

    6 frames $143.93 - $195.32
    12 frames $287.85 - $382.58
    We will back order if we are out of stock

    Supplies/Chemicals:

    As your shop develops, you'll need advanced supplies. In this package add-on we have

    700-003-1-PK
    Supply/Chemical Package Upgrade $210

    Hands-On Training:

    Textile Tech 2-Day Intensive Hands-On Screen Printing Class: This intensive two day screen printing workshop offers a broad range of information and hands-on printing experience. This training is great for the beginner. We offer this class monthly at our St. Louis Facility, and by appointment in Atlanta.

    Washout Sinks & Equipment:

    You will need a washout sink for processing screens after they are exposed, cleaning off ink with degradent and removing the stencil. For tougher stencils you will need a power washer.

    PolyPro Basic
    PolyPro UPS
    1.5 GPM 1400 psi

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Saint Louis, MO 63115
314-382-9300