Here at Lawson, we love to go above and beyond for our customers. Kim decided to prove this by jumping through hoops for one of her customers…literally!
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.
Expected shipping is early 2014; pre-order one of these amazing machines today by visiting http://www.golawson.com/EpsonDTG or give us a call at (314)382-9300.
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.
Lawson is having fun and interacting with the attendees at the NGN Connect Show happening right here in St. Louis! We are demonstrating a few select pieces of screen printing equipment and digital imaging equipment. We will also be exhibiting a few supplies for the garment decorating industry such as the Panel Frame. This event will be going on for a few more hours today and we will be back at it tomorrow as well. If you are in the area, come by and say “Hello!”
The NGN (National Graphics Network) Connect Show is an independently sponsored event featuring select industry suppliers and manufacturers who focus on bringing value and establishing relationships with their customers by standing behind their products and educating customers on the proper and diverse usage of their products. Industry Professional Educators conduct workshops and seminars focusing on business development, integrating new markets, and trade specific technical applications.
In this video, Danny talks about his love for the Lawson Mustang Flat-Bed Graphic Screen Printing Press and demonstrates how he is using it to print road signs for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The new Weight Limit signs being printed here are being put up in order to impose the new weight limit restrictions on roughly 1000 bridges within the state of Pennsylvania.
Although not shown in the video, the Mustang flat-bed graphic press can also print on paper, vinyl, Mylar, foils, plastics, metal, glass, wood, transfers…just about anything flat with pinpoint accuracy. This shows just how versatile the Mustang can be.
Day one of Lawson’s Textile Tech Class is in full swing! This intensive two-day screen printing class offers training that is great for the beginning screen printer to get a broad range of information and hands-on experience to get started in the screen printing industry. Today the students are learning the basics of the screen printing process and getting their screens ready. Tomorrow they will be at the press pulling the squeegee to print their very own t-shirts!
Topics that will be covered in this class include: press setup and registration, exposure calculation, ink preparation, design guidelines, screen coating, screen reclaiming, cleanup and many more. We limit class sizes to just twelve students to ensure that each participant gets plenty of hands-on time at the press and personal attention from the knowledgeable instructors. Student’s will also take home Lawson’s “Garment Printing Made Easy” workbook as well as shop setup suggestions to supplement the practical printing experience they get here in the class.
Lawson offers this 2-day screen printing class once a month at the St. Louis location and by appointment at the Atlanta location. Unfortunately you’ve missed the registration deadline to sign up for the Textile Tech class this Friday and Saturday. Don’t miss out on the next one! Did I mention we also provide coffee and donuts in the morning and lunch for each day?