Proton Manual Screen Printing Press
Lawson's All New Proton is a completely modular t-shirt, garment, textile printing press. Great as a bench or floor model t-shirt printer, this industrial-duty "best-in-class" screen printing press can start as a 1-color and be expanded up to 4-colors. The Lawson Proton can also start as a 1-station printing press and be expanded to a 4-station speed carousel rotary screen printer.
The Press with Positive Energy
- 1-Color, 1-Platen
- 2-Color, 2-Platen
- 4-Color, 2-Platen
- 4-Color, 4-Platen
- Totally Modular/Expandable Design
- Bench Model (Optional Floor Legs)
- Rear Clamp Design with Adjustable Height & Angle
- Roller-Bearing Registration
- Composite Platens
- All-Steel Construction
- Adjustable Spring Tension
- Adjustable Slide Platen
- Quick-Change Platen System
- Frame Clamping Bar
- Wide Screen Width up to 23"
- Minor Assembly Required
- 1-Year Comprehensive Parts Warranty
- 7-Year Registration Warranty
- 4-Color, 4-Station Rotary is only 6' in diameter
- 24/7/365 Print
- Micro-Registration Device
- Lifetime Parts Warranty
- Industrial Floor Stand with Leveling Feet
- Rubber-Surface Platens
- 3-Point On-Press Screen Registration Device
- Adjustable Side Clamps
- Pocket Platen
- Child Platen: 9" x 18"
- Youth Platen: 11" x 18"
- Adult Platen: 14" x 18"
- X-Large Platen: 16" x 18"
- Specialty/Custom Platens Available
View Detailed Specifications
Model 1-Color Bench with 4-Station Rotary Core 4-Color; 4-Station Rotary Parts Warranty* 1 Year 1 Year Platen Material Steel (reinforced) Steel (reinforced) Head Lifting Spring Adjustable Extension Springs Adjustable Extension Springs Head-to-Platen Registration Adjustable Dual-Roller Bearings with Eccentric Cams Adjustable Dual-Roller Bearings with Eccentric Cams Registeration Warranty 7-Years 7-Years Micro-Registration Optional Feature Optional Feature Head Leveling & Angle Adj. Yes Yes Estimated Height (legs to pallet) 34" 34" Estimated Diameter 69" 74" Maximum Screen Width 23" 23" Maximum Screen Width
(w/optional side clamps)
23" 23" Max. Screen Weight 5.5 lbs 5.5 lbs Standard Pallet Size 14" wide x 18" long 14" wide x 18" long Fits Through 30" Doorway Yes Yes Estimated Unit Weight 85 lbs 170 lbs Can Ship UPS Yes Yes Estimated Shipping Weight 100 lbs 185 lbs Estimated Shipping Dimensions Multiple Boxes Multiple Boxes
*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
Proton 4-Color; 4-Station Rotary Bench ModelProton #44 Bench Model Unit shown with optional Screens. This overall photo shows the portable and compact size of the Lawson Proton.
Proton #44 Floor ModelThis photo shows the optional Floor Stand. The solid base, large leveling feet and stable platform allows the user great stability. The floor stand can be shipped fully assembled (no extra charge) or "knocked down" for UPS/FedEx Ground Shipping. You can alsdo just start with the Proton as a bench model, and Add the optional Floor Stand anytime you want.
Proton Optional Floor StandProton Optional Floor Stand. This can be purchaed with the original Proton, or purchased later. The Floor Stand can be shipped fully assembled, or "knocked down" and shipped via UPS or FedEx Ground.
Proton Registration GateNotice Lawson's exclusive eccentric, twin-roller registeration bearings, and massive registeration tab. Lawson offers a 7-Year Registeration Warranty (parts) on the Proton.
Proton All Heads DownThis photo is demonstrating the All Heads Down Feature when the Proto is shipped fully assembled - when shipped fully assembled, the crating fee increases.
Proton Rugged Head Deck Plate and Speed CarouselThis photo shows the rugged Head Deck Plate, and rugged Speed Carousel. Also shown is the optional floor stand.
Proton Rear Frame Clamp - Close-UpThe Lawson Proton features a rear frame clamping system, allowing the press operator adjustable off-contact, and adjustable frame angle. The Proton also features a "clamp stablization system" that keeps the rear clamp from becoming distorted when clamping down on the screen frame.
Proton Floor Stand Close-Up - Large Leveling FeetThe optional floor stand comes with Large Leveling Feet that are easy to adjust to any floor condition.
Proton Rear Frame Clamping SystemNotice the screen-frame clamping bar, equalizing the downward force across the frame.
Proton #42 - a 4-Color; 2-Station printer with Floor StandThis model comes with a speed carousel that manually rotates. You can also use this configuration and have 2 people printing at the same time.
Proton #41 with Optional Floor standAdd additional print stations anytime you want. They simple bolt in place, and there is no need for additional machine registeration. The print heads are already registered at the factory, and are independent of the speed carousel.
Large rear frame clamp with adjustable for off-contact and angle
7-Year Registration Warranty
Dual-roller bearing registration tabs on adjustable eccentric shifts
Strong Platen Support Arms
Adjustable Sliding Platens
Head stop bolt
Screen Frame Clamping Bar
In addition, the Lawson Proton will save you space and money with its compact, portable and modular design. Unlike some of our screen print competitors, you'll find the Lawson Proton has many of the features of more expensive screen printing presses like the Lawson HD-MAX, yet is specifically designed for the budget-consious t-shirt printer.
Its all-steel construction and sturdy mechanical components make the Proton a great press for the new start-up shop, prototype department, school, event printer, or as a production t-shirt printer. It's small and light enough for one person to move anywhere it's needed.
The main difference between the Lawson Proton and more expensive manual textile presses is simply its price. Buy the Lawson Proton if you want a great rear-clamp t-shirt printer...and if you want to save money and space without sacrificing quality. Lots of optional features are available so you can customize the Proton to suit your specific textile screen printing needs.
Standard Proton t-shirt printers:
We have been using our Proton press for a few months now and it is amazing! Easy to use and has a ton of features! We love that it is expandable and are currently in the process of expanding our press!
Sarah D. Wasteland Society Shawnee, KS