Lawson is pleased to have Hit Promotional Products featured here, as they won the 2013 Quality Print Award by Lawson. Hit is one of the largest ASI suppliers in North America and offers a wide range of screen printed items including: bags, sport bottles, glassware, pens, umbrellas, folding chairs, eyeglasses, key chains, backpacks, notebooks and much more.
Lawson recently received an Epson SureColor F2000 DTG printer from Epson for some in-house testing and training. We’ve been busy since, and there is still so much to be done. With the excitement of getting to play with this advanced direct-to-garment imaging machine, not even extreme winter conditions such as heavy snowfall and sub-zero temperatures could keep our techs away! In the images above, Ben, David and Hank are busy shoveling the snow away to find their way into the main Lawson warehouse in St. Louis. In some areas, the snowdrift reached up to four feet high against the side of the building.
With the first customer shipments of the Epson F2000 DTG Printers not shipping out until the end of this month at the earliest, we completely understand if you are unable to contain your excitement as well. Give us a call at 314.382.9300 if you’d like any more information. Or if you’d like to come take a closer look and see the Epson F2000 Direct-to-Garment printer in action for yourself, come on by. Have no fear, we’ve cleared a spot in the parking lot for you!
This year has started off with a few inches of snowfall on New Year’s Day, and much more snow and cold weather is on its way this weekend. Even though the cold is not the most enjoyable thing, the snow gives St. Louis a visually appealing winter landscape.
Be sure to keep the winter temperatures in mind when ordering screen printing supplies! Some supplies (such as screen printing emulsion, some stencil removers and other products) are freezable items. This means that these items could freeze in transit while they are being shipped and could be ruined. If you’re not sure, give us a call and we will let you know what items are freezable, and which days will be alright to ship. If you’re in the St. Louis area, you’re always welcome to come visit us to pick up your orders. Better yet, give us a call about our free shipping offers for select orders!
Stay warm, be safe, and be sure to have a wonderful year!
Lawson Screen & Digital Products, Inc. has been announced as a distributor for the Epson SureColor F2000 Direct-To-Garment inkjet printer series. Often, it is cost-prohibitive to print one-of-a-kind designs on t-shirts and other garments. Starting at $19,995.00, the addition of the Epson SureColor F2000 direct-to-garment machine can create a whole new segment of customers looking for one-of-a-kind t-shirts or small run prints.
This new DTG machine utilizes the high performance Epson MicroPiezo® TFP® print heads to offer reliability, reduced nozzle clogging, and highly accurate dot shape and placement. These print heads are optimized specifically for Epson’s specialized direct-to-garment inks to significantly improve the print head life. Epson’s exclusive direct-to-garment inks, the UltraChrome® DG series, is a water-based ink technology able to deliver reliable performance and excellent image quality. In addition to all of these technological advancements, the SureColor F2000 also boasts quiet operation, interchangeable platens, easy maintenance and a one-year warranty.
The SureColor F2000 comes in two configurations, the White and Standard versions. Each version utilizes the same number of print heads in two different configurations. The Standard version (with cartridge configuration C C M M Y K) is configured for printing on light colored garments only. Being that twice as many nozzles in the print head are dedicated to color on the Standard version, it will print on light colored garments much faster than the White version. The White version (with cartridge configuration C M Y K W W) dedicates some of the nozzle on the print head to white ink, allowing it to print on light or dark colored garments with a white underbase.
Autumn has officially fallen upon St. Louis, causing the trees and weather to change. All around, leaves have started turning vibrant fall colors and have started blowing out of their homes on the branches they sprouted from earlier this spring.
Temperatures are starting to drop and the cold wind and rain are producing a change in attire. People are starting to tuck their t-shirts and shorts into the backs of their closets and are pulling out their cold weather clothes: jackets, sweaters, scarfs…many of these people are now wandering around wishing they had awesome artwork printed onto all of those layers. I’m sure you screen printers out there already have your squeegees printing in full force to accommodate them.
In some areas, temperatures are starting to drop below freezing. For screen printers this means that you need to stock up on emulsion for the winter to avoid the possibility of it freezing during transit. Once emulsion is frozen, it is highly probable that it will be unusable!
If you happen to need supplies for all of your printing needs, or if you just need a bit of technical advice while you’re printing, give Lawson a call at 314-382-9300. Or, better yet, stop by and pay us a visit to see the beautiful fall colors for yourself!
Tonight is the first game of the National League Championship Series between the St Louis Cardinals and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Here at Lawson everyone is decked out in their red shirts and Cardinal’s jerseys and everyone is excited for the game. We even had a mini “ballpark food” celebration here in the office with hot dogs, nachos and all of the fixings to get in the mood!
On top of that, our ink creators across the street at Multi-Tech have been busy mixing up vast quantities of our Rojo Red plastisol ink. The local St Louis screen printing companies have been ordering this color like crazy!
All in all, it’s a very exciting time here all around the city. Let’s hope that the St Louis Cardinals can take it all the way for our city for another year. Go Cards!
This past weekend provided the perfect weather to set out for a road trip to explore the Midwest countryside. Small puffy white clouds dotted the bright blue sky while a sea of green and yellow farmland and trees flowed outward from the gray cement as far as the eye could see.
Summer is over, but the colors of fall have not fully hit here in the St Louis area. It will be exciting to take another adventure once this happens, and I will have to find a whole new PANTONE palette to describe it. What colors would you use to describe your past adventure?
Are you looking for the perfect PANTONE color for your next screen printing project? Lawson can help you out! When the standard plastisol colors won’t cut it, Lawson can get you set up with a custom textile plastisol ink formulated to match the exact PANTONE number you have in mind. Give us a call! 800-325-8317
Lawson is having a blast at the ISS Fort Worth show at the Fort Worth Convention Center. We’ve had a great day here at booth #921 with a lot of interaction with attendees and exhibitors and we’ll be back here tomorrow and the next day to do it all over again! We are exhibiting a few select pieces of screen printing equipment such as the space-saving Lawson Twin Express Combo system, which is a manual screen printing press and a conveyor dryer combined into one. We also have with us the compact Mini Printer – ASI screen printing press, our new LED-5000 screen exposure unit and a few other little treats. So if you’re at the ISS Fort Worth show, take a moment to stop by to say “Hello” and take a look at our equipment in action!
JP from Williams-Sonoma starts to prep the the Lawson Express-Jet/ASI printer in Memphis, TN. Williams-Sonoma uses this robust direct-to-substrate printer for their high-end LED/UV printing applications. This includes printing on a wide variety of personalized items including beach bags, hand bags, makeup cases, jewelry case, wallets, and many other products.
This is just a small testament to the versatility of what the Express-Jet/ASI can accomplish. This direct-to-substrate printer is specifically engineered to meet the commercial and industrial requirements of the ASI industry and can print on a wide variety of flat items with “cold-cure” LED UV inks.