HD Max Manual Screen Print Press

HD-MAX Manual Screen Printing Press

The Lawson HD manual screen printing textile press has been a proven workhorse in the garment printing industry for over 40 years, and it continues to outperform its competition by offering more screen printing features, advantages and benefits. The Lawson HD-MAX Series of professional class manual printers are ideal for any start-up business, school or production garment screen printing factory.

Leases Start at Only $99/month

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Heavy Duty Output For Manual Screen Printing


    The HD-MAX has a long list of standard features, many which are unique and exclusive to Lawson. The HD-MAX features Extra Long Side Screen Clamps, Roller-Bearing Registration Gates, True-Glide "No-Jump" Micro-Registration, Adjustable Platen Support Arms, a Wide-Stable Base and many more features that make the HD-MAX the most reliable, accurate and easiest-to-use manual printing press available in the t-shirt printing marketplace.

    Lawson's machine-tooled and polished center shaft, along with heavy-duty tapered roller bearings make the HD-MAX the easiest print head and speed carousel to spin in the industry. And Lawson's exclusive "no-jump" micro-registration with its captured plate technology make X - Y movement effortless.

    An optional Lifetime Warranty is only $99.00! (#799-050-3)

    Standard HD-MAX Configurations:
    4-Color, 4-Station
    6-Color, 4-Station
    6-Color, 6-Station
    8-Color, 4-Station
    8-Color, 8-Station

    Why Buy the Lawson HD-MAX:
    7-Year Registration - Guaranteed Registration
    Extra-Long Side Screen Clamps
    Easy-Glide Screen Rotation
    Easy-Glide Speed Carousel Rotation
    Adjustable "Live" Off-Contact
    "No-Jump" Micro-Registration featuring captured glide plates
    Made in the U.S.A.

  • Standard Features

    • Side Screen Clamps
    • Adjustable Print Head Height and Angle
    • All-Steel Construction
    • Heavy-Duty Industrial Design
    • Micro-Registration
    • Adj. "Live" Off-Contact System - "Change-on-the-fly" without re-registering the design
    • Anti-Warp Composite Platens
    • Extended Platen Support Stabilizers
    • Extra-Long Side Screen Clamps
    • XL Micro-Registration Grids
    • Frame Clamping Bar
    • Adj. Slide Platens
    • Adj. Spring Tension
    • Adj. 4-Point Platen Height Leveling
    • Quick-Change Platens
    • Adjustable Slide Composite Platen
    • Maximum Screen Width = 26"
    • 7-Year Registration Parts Warranty
    • 1-Year Overall Parts Warranty
    • Micro-Fit Roller Bearing Registration
    • Register Tab Guide-In System
    • Interchangeable Platens
    • Platen Size: 14" x 21 with Neck"
    • Easy-Glide Print Head Rotation
    • Independent Carousel and Head Rotation Bearings
    • Adj. Locking Detent Pressure for Speed Carousel
    • Adjustable Screen Angle Height
    • Squeegee Rest Stops
    • All-Steel Construction
    • Levelling Bolts/Floor Pads
    • 8' Diameter

    Optional Features

    • Lifetime Parts Warranty (Only $99.00)
    • Rear Screen Clamps
    • Aluminum Platens with or without Rubber
    • All Heads Down Printing
    • Single & Double Sleeve Platens
    • Cap Attachment
    • Jacket Attachment
    • Vacuum System
    • Specialty & Custom Platens
    • On-Press 3-Point Registration Plate
    • Available as a Kit Purchase (assembly required)
  • HD-MAX Series

     4-Color; 4-Station6-Color; 4-Station6-Color; 6-Station8-Color; 4-Station
    Parts Warranty* 1 Year + 7 Year Registration 1 Year + 7 Year Registration 1 Year + 7 Year Registration 1 Year + 7 Year Registration
    Side Screen Clamps Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Platen Material Composite Composite Composite Composite
    Adjustable "Live" Off-Contact Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Head Lifting Mechanism Adjustable Extension Springs Adjustable Extension Springs Adjustable Extension Springs Adjustable Extension Springs
    Head-to-Platen Registration Adj. Dual-Roller Bearings with Eccentric Cams Adj. Dual-Roller Bearings with Eccentric Cams Adj. Dual-Roller Bearings with Eccentric Cams Adj. Dual-Roller Bearings with Eccentric Cams
    Registration Warranty 7-Years 7-Years 7-Years 7-Years
    Micro-Registration Yes, with Locator Grid Yes, with Locator Grid Yes, with Locator Grid Yes, with Locator Grid
    Adj. Head Angle Positon Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Platen Height 34" 34" 34" 34"
    4-Point Platen Leveling Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Diameter 96" 96" 96" 115"
    Maximum Screen Size 26" x 37" x 2" 26" x 37" x 2" 26" x 37" x 2" 26" x 37" x 2"
    Max. Screen Weight 8 lbs 8 lbs 8 lbs 8 lbs
    Standard Platen Size 14" Wide x 21" Long w/Neck 14" Wide x 21" Long w/Neck 14" Wide x 21" Long w/Neck 14" Wide x 21" Long w/Neck
    Fits Through 32" Doorway Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Press Weight 380 lbs 430 lbs 450 lbs 550 lbs
    Shipping Weight 555 lbs 715 lbs 730 lbs 1,058 lbs
    Shipping Dimensions 73" x 73" x 50" 73" x 73" x 50" 73" x 73" x 50" 87" x 87" x 53"
    *Free Ground Shipping on Parts; No Charge Labor for Items Sent Back to St. Louis for Repair or Replacement
    *Price, Design, and Technical Specifications Subject to Change Without Notice
    • Manual Printing Press HD-Max Head Bearings
    • Manual Printing Press HD-Max Platen Support
    • Manual Printing Press HD-Max Clamps
    • Manual Printing Press HD-Max Head Bearings

      Manual Printing Press HD-Max Head Bearings

      Massive 1 5/8" tapered roller bearings ensure ultra smooth rotation of both the print head and speed carousel.
    • Manual Printing Press HD-Max Platen Support

      Manual Printing Press HD-Max Platen Support

      Adjustabale platen support rods ensure that each platen support tube is adjusted perfectly, so each print looks great.
    • Manual Printing Press HD-Max Clamps

      Manual Printing Press HD-Max Clamps

      Notice the extra long side screen clamps, adjustable to up 25" wide.
  • Dual clamps on each side-arm for maximum stability & registration
    Use any style frame up to 25" wide.
    Long 12" side screen clamps
    4-point platen leveling
    Anti-warp platens
    Adjustable head height & off-contact
    Large rotating shaft for accurate & easy carousel rotation
    Large, adjustable leveling feet
    Wide, Stable Base
    Adjustable platen support rods to perfectly level arms
    Dual-roller bearing registration
    Sliding slip-tubes
    Wide registration tabs
    • Dual clamps on each side-arm for maximum stability & registration
      Use any style frame up to 25" wide.
    • Long 12" side screen clamps
    • 4-point platen leveling
    • Anti-warp platens
    • Adjustable head height & off-contact
    • Large rotating shaft for accurate & easy carousel rotation
    • Large, adjustable leveling feet
    • Wide, Stable Base
    • Adjustable platen support rods to perfectly level arms
    • Dual-roller bearing registration
    • Sliding slip-tubes
    • Wide registration tabs
      HD-Max Diagram

    • St. Louis Print Co.

      "I purchased a Lawson HD manual press out of convenience. I was blown away as soon as I put it on the floor. In the last year I regretfully admit that we purchased 4 very well-known manufacturers' manual presses and did not realize until we received our Lawson press that they just cannot compete. We run four automatics and five manuals, 5-6 days a week, 8+ hours a day, so I told Brian to insure that his Lawson press could keep up with our production needs. It has exceeded our expectations and I will only buy Lawson manuals from here on out. My only problem now is to figure out what I am going to do with all of our non-Lawson manual presses once I bring in all of the new HDs."

      Terry K.
      St. Louis Print Co.
      Saint Louis, MO

    • Matt's Supply Co.

      "We loved the tour of the Lawson factory – it was amazing to see all that you do there. We made it back home safely and got our new Lawson Equipment set-up, leveled and ready to print. Looking forward to printing and making some money with my new HD-MAX. It will be soooooo nice to print in registration!
      Thanks again."

      Matt U.
      Matt's Supply Co.
      Fulton, MS

    • Blue Duck Screen Printing

      "I have been using the Lawson HD Series of printers since 1986. In fact, I own 6 of them. They hold terrific registration, are easy to set-up and I've never had any trouble with the press. Thanks Lawson...you are great to work with."

      Brian L.
      Blue Duck Screen Printing
      St. Louis, MO

    • Charlotte T-Shirt Authority

      "The HD Max Auto is our new best friend. Skeptical at first of the real advantages of an semi-automatic manual press, I bought it based on Lawson’s reputation. This press has made a really great printer into a superstar. The production on a manual press has increased almost 30%. Print/flash/print jobs as well as multi-color jobs utilize this press the best. Printers may slow as the day progresses but this press just keeps on going. The Lawson HD Max Auto is almost like having an additional automatic press. It is allowing us to take the smaller 100-300 piece runs off the automatic without sacrificing production. Freeing the automatic capacity up for larger runs. Thanks for convincing me to give this press a try. You guys are the best."

      Keith A.
      Charlotte T-Shirt Authority
      Charlotte, NC


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