Is a Computer-To-Screen Worth the Price?


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A family business since 1949, Lawson Screen & Digital Products has seen every type of print shop out there. Our clients range from big contract printers running multiple shifts to the local printer working out of their garage or basement. As the early pioneer of Computer-To-Screen (CTS) technology, we knew it now was the time to bring the digital printing revolution to the small shop. By decreasing the footprint and having this screen printing machine ship assembled, the Focus-CTS is the only computer-to-screen imaging device that is truly plug-and-play. The garment industry's first Economical Screen Imaging Device features simple maintenance and interchangeable print heads, allowing anyone to service this machine.

In short, we have made the best CTS (Computer to screen) Imaging Device on the screen printing market for anyone making, on average, 10 screens per day. The simplistic HP print heads system allows for the user to switch their own print heads. The redesigned firmware and software make the print heads more efficient, saving you time and ink. This makes the Focus-CTS print faster. Another great upgrade comes with the new quick-release aluminum screen frame holder. It makes changing screens much easier. A new paint job and decals will make this machine scream in your shop.

However, the Focus-CTS "2.0" is not just another pretty face. Experience how Lawson's Focus-CTS provides great performance, efficiency, low maintenance, and saves costs. These are just a few of the great characteristics you have come to know. In case you forgot, here is a breakdown of the rest of the Focus-CTS advantages, specs and features. All of which are great reasons why a Lawson Focus-CTS is worth the price.

Economical Screen Imaging for the Garment Printer

If you want to save money, valuable time, and eliminate silk screen printing production headaches, like pinholes, and costly registration problems, then the Lawson Focus-CTS is the machine for you. The Lawson Focus-CTS is the easiest to use of all the inkjet imaging devices available in the marketplace. It is shipped fully assembled, and can be ready to print within hours after arrival in your shop.

The Focus-CTS Imaging System accommodates up to 4 industrial HP print heads. Furthermore with an adjustable screen frame clamping system, you can use any size screen up to 23" x 31" O.D. Lawson's master frame carrier adjusts to fit the standard 20" x 24" manual frame and automatic frame sizes of 20" x 28" and 23" x 31".

The Lawson Focus-CTS is the easiest digital imaging device available, because it is shipped fully assembled and designed to be plug-n-play. By incorporating HP print head technology, you can print halftones up to 55 line. Use your own CorelDraw or Illustrator program and interface with our easy CTS RIP software.

Our exclusive black dye, with special UV inhibitors, ensures a dark, crisp image every time. Image quality is excellent, therefore,you will achieve nearly instant on-press registration with the Lawson 3-Point Register Guide or other registration systems, including the M&R Tri-Loc Systems.

Basic Advantages of the Focus-CTS

First of all, computer-to-Screen (CTS) imaging can vastly improve and increase screen throughput in your t-shirt printing shop. It will improve efficiency, lower cost, increase production, and enhance your print quality. No more film positives, or expensive print heads to replace, and you'll achieve perfect screen-to-screen alignment every time - you will always remain in perfect registration from exposure to press.

Key Advantages of CTS Technology

  • Elimination of Film Cost
  • Perfect Screen-to-Press Registration
  • Great Print Resolution
  • Faster Exposure Times
  • No Pinholes in Screen
  • Digital Work Flow Control
  • Fewer Processing Steps
  • Quality Image Improvement
  • Faster On-Press Set-Up & Registration

Most Noteworthy, Unique Advantages of the Lawson FOCUS-CTS vs. the Competition

  • Very Economical Start-Up Costs
  • Out-of-Box Print-n-Play Design (1 Head System). No Set-Up Costs/Expenses
  • Easy User Maintenance: Swappable Cleaning & Capping Station
  • Instant Ink-to-Screen Drying
  • Space-Saving Design
  • Compatible with All On-Press Registration Systems
  • Open Screen Loading & Visible Printing Area
  • Adjustable Master Frame
  • Bench Top Convenience, or Optional Floor Stand
  • Use Your Own Computer

But Is a Focus-CTS Worth the Price?

If you still find yourself asking if a CTS Machine is worth the price, David Landesman, co-president of Lawson Screen and Digital Products, reviews the facts about CTS machines on our podcast, Making It Simple. He discusses how the Lawson Focus-CTS is worth the price and is definitely the right choice for you and your shop. It's fast, reliable, and easy-to-use. It is a "plug-n-play" imaging device built to make your job easier. Lawson sells the best priced CTS machine on the market. For only $15,000, the Focus-CTS ships fully assembled and is ready to print that same day. In conclusion, It's easy to see how a computer-to-screen imaging device is the right way for you and your business to grow. Give us a call and we can show you how We Make It Simple.

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