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Mini-Trooper Automatic Screen Printing Press

A Modular, Flex-Head Automatic with Same Station Print-and-Flash Capability.

The Lawson Mini-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 'Mini' version of the award winning Trooper is only 8.5 feet across so you can put it in a small spaces and still operate the machine. You should consider a Mini-Trooper when you can't accommodate the regular Trooper which is 11 feet in diameter.

The Mini-Trooper ships fully assembled (4-color models) so there are no expensive installation costs. It has fully automated print heads combined with an integrated manual carousel the (XL & PC presses include automatic carousel) with roller bearing registration which ensures pinpoint registration and minimizes your risk of carpal tunnel syndrome. No special training is required. Lawson is a company dedicated to screen printing technology, has been in business for over 65 years and specializes in start-ups, plant expansions, turnkey support, supplies and training. 

Available in Basic, XL and PC models.

Standard Features

Standard Features

  • Modular Design
  • Flex-Print Heads
  • Print Stroke: 14" max.
  • Double Stroke - Head #1
  • Front Micro-Registration
  • Rear Micro (side motion)
  • Manual Carousel Rotation
  • Foot Pedal
  • Auto-Balance Squeegee
  • Manual or Auto Frames
  • Dual-Registration Bearings
  • Adjustable Print Stroke
  • Individual Print Head Control
  • Set-Up Mode
  • Micro-Registration
  • Adj. Print & Flood Speeds
  • Adj. Print & Flood Angle
  • Off-Contact Adjustments
  • Adjustable Height Platens
  • Platen Size:16" x 18"
  • Bi-Directional Manual Carousel
  • Screens up to 21" x 28"
  • 2 Yr Limited Parts Warranty
  • 120v Plug-In Wiring
  • Air Required


4-Color; 6-Station = 8.5 Feet


Optional Features

Optional Features

  • Standard/Basic Configuration: The operator rotates the easy-to-spin-carousel manually, and then presses the foot pedal. The carousel lifts into register and the print heads automatically print. The optional Shuttle Flash is operated by a seperate foot pedal.

  • XL Option Package: The XL Option Package includes: Automatic Carousel Indexing - Foot Pedal Start, Shuttle Flash Integration, Integrated Shuttle Flash Ports (2) and PLC diagnostic

  • PC Option Package: The PC Option Package includes: everything the XL has PLUS Aluminum Platens, Double Print controls for each individual print head, load-in/load/out feature, dwell cycle timer, a variety of special flashing programs, and a Touch Screen Control Center. 

  • XL Option Package (our most popular)
  • PC/Deluxe Option Package
  • Additional Print Head(s)
  • Multiple Head Double Stroke
  • Delay Dwell Timer (option for XL only)
  • Air Compressor
  • QZE Quarts Shuttle Flash Unit
  • I.R. Hot-Shot Shuttle Flash
  • Modular Head Pre-Wire
  • Rubber Platen Pads
  • Additional Dual-Action Squeegees
  • Frame Air-Clamps
  • Youth Platens
  • Sleeve Platens
  • Jacket Hold Down
  • Speed Platen System
  • Companion Bag Take-Off
  • Export Electrics
  • Crating
  • Site Training

Pricing Starts At:

4-Color; 6-Station: $14,470


Reasons to Buy

Reasons To Buy

  1. Small Press Size for Cramped Situations
    This automatic will go where no textile press has gone before - in a small cramped area. If you have a "small" door opening, please call us to discuss the details of how the Mini-Trooper may be able to fit through your doorway. Sometimes just a little remodeling and making the doorway a little larger is not too expensive.
  2. Simple and Easy to Use - Peace of Mind
    The Lawson Mini-Trooper is the easiest press to use and maintain on the market. It comes completely assembled so all you have to do is remove it from the crate, connect your air supply and you are ready to print. Only common 120 volt electricity is required. Intuitive and simple controls without gimmicky bells & whistles and fancy computer systems combined with standard parts add to minimal maintenance and low cost.
  3. Use Your Existing T-Shirt Frames
    Use any size frame up to 21" x 28"...even your old manual frames fit the Mini-Trooper. (Print sizes vary depending on screen size)
  4. Front and Rear Micro-Registration
    Lawson includes both front and rear micro-registration. Rear micro-registration is essential for critical registration and fast set-up. Don't be fooled by competitors who say it is not necessary.
  5. Auto-Balance Squeegee System
    Lawson's unique squeegee system automatically balances squeegee pressure from side-to-side, front-to-back and instantly adjusts itself to variations in garment thickness and platen heights.
  6. Dual-Action Squeegee
    The Mini-Trooper uses a dual-action (flip-flop) industry standard aluminum squeegee holder.
  7. Double Print
    This Mini-Trooper option allows you to simulate manual printing where you desire a double-print stroke on the first print head.
  8. Flex-Head Design
    The Mini-Trooper uses the standard and proven Lawson Print Head. Choose the placement of your print head where you desire. For example, move Print Head #1 to Station #5 and you can print up to 5-colors and utilize a Flash Unit... without losing the use of the head.
  9. Boom Control Box
    Lawson's rotating Boom Control Box is within easy view and reach of the operator. It is easily positioned anywhere the operator desires. Great for quick set-up and production.
  10. The Equalizer
    The Lawson Equalizer (patent pending) adds new versatility to your automatic by adding an extra print head, without losing your load/un-load station. This unique concept Saves Space, for those who need it! For example, you can now have a 6-Color; 6-Station automatic (Mini-Trooper) or an 8-Color; 8-Station automatic or even a 10-Color; 10-Station automatic (Trooper).
  11. Shuttle Flash Capability
    The Mini-Trooper is designed to accommodate Lawson's unique QZE-Shuttle Flash Unit that doesn't take the place of a print head! While you are unloading/loading and the head is raised, the Shuttle Flash automatically positions itself over the printed garment, flashes based on the temperatures and dwell time you set, and then returns to its resting/home position during the next print cycle.
  12. Design it Your Way
    You can design your Mini-Trooper based on your specific print and flashing needs and add additional print heads as desired. Prices are very reasonable and structured on a modular basis.


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Max. Image Area 14" x 16" 18" x 16" 18" x 16" 18" x 16" 18" x 16"
Max. Frame Size 21" x 28" 23" x 31" 23" x 31" 23" x 31" 23" x 31"
Std. Platen Size 16" x 18" 16" x 18" 16" x 18" 16" x 18" 16" x 18"
Diameter 8' 4" 10' 8" 10' 8" 12' 12'
Electrical Requirements 110 volts, 
110 volts, 
110 volts, 
110 volts, 
110 volts, 
Air Requirements @ 100 psi 10 cfm 17 cfm 16 cfm 18 cfm 18 cfm
Est. Crated Weight - lbs 1,000 1,900 1,900 2,200 2,200
Est. Crate Size (W x L x H) 84" x 96" x 60" 49" x 120" x 70" 49" x 120" x 70" 49" x 120" x 70" 49" x 120" x 70"


Flash Units

Flash Units

Quartz Shuttle Flash QZE-Quartz Shuttle Flash

Lawson's Quartz Shuttle Flash is designed specifically to use in conjunction with the automatic Lawson Trooper series of screen printing presses, although it may be used with almost any printing press -- manual or automatic. It saves space and energy. Quartz tubes heat instantly and flashes faster, doesn't heat up your platens as much as IR, runs smoother, quieter and requires little maintenance.

The Shuttle Flash moves "straight in" on rails and slides under your screen so you don't have to sacrifice a print head if you flash. It may be activated via Lawson's "Auto-trigger" device or by a manually actuated foot pedal (your choice).



Hot Shot IR Shuttle Flash Hot Shot IR Shuttle Flash

Lawson's Hot-Shot IR Shuttle Flash is designed specifically to use in conjunction with Lawson automatic textile presses, although it may be used with almost any printing press--manual or automatic.

This shuttle flash unit saves space, and is easy to roll around. The infra-red panel heats evenly and flashs faster, than most units. In addition, you will not heat up your platens as much as a conventional IR unit. The Hot-Shot runs smooth, is very quiet and requires almost no maintenance.

The Hot-hot Shuttle Flash moves "straight in" on rails and slides under your screen so you don't have to sacrifice a print head if you flash.



Equipment Images

Automatic Silkscreen Press Simply Amazing, Amazingly Simple

Modular Design, Flex-Head Print Positions, Boom Control Box, Compact Space-Saving Design, Simple to Set-Up, Use and Maintain, Same-Station Print-and-Flash Capability, and more.
Touch Screen Automatic Screne Printing Press Boom Control Box, Touch Screen Centra Boom Control Panel (PC model only).

Same-Station Print-n-Flash is a standard feature on all models!

Front and Rear Micro-Registration is Standard on all models! 
Squeegee Speed Controls Up-Front Variable Flood & Squeegee Speed Controls are easy to access and adjust on each individual print head.

Standard "off-the-shelf" parts are used whenever possible - so your maintenance life is simple and inexpensive as possible. 
Modular Press Print Heads Mini-Trooper with Modular Print Heads.

This photo also showes the upfront, easy to use Micro-Registration and Off-Contact adjustment.

This photo also show the optional Speed Rails (i.e. side screen clamps) 
Front & Rear Screen Clamps The Mini-Trooper can be ordered with standard front & rear frame clamps or optional Speed Rails.

This photo also shows the optional Speed Rails (i.e. side screen clamps).
Automatic Press Sgueegee Lawson's Auto-Balance Squeegee System automatically equalizes and balances the squeegee pressure on both the left and right side of the squeegee.

Pressure adjustmensts are quick and easy as the squeegee is automatically balanced.
Screen Printing Frame Clamps Shown with Optional Air Frame Clamps.
Automatic Screen Printing Press Registration Gate Mini-Trooper Registration Gate is positioned on each print head to ensure pin-point registration.

Lawson offers the only 7 Year Registration Warranty in the industry! 
Equalizer Print Head Optional Equalizer Head

This can be used on a Mini-Trooper to create a 6-Color; 6-Station Automatic.

This print head is a "clam-shell" design and is positioned where the operator loads and unloads shirts.

Only for use in circumstances where limited space is required. 



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