About Lawson

About Lawson Screen & Digital Products, Inc.

Pioneers in the Screen Printing Industry Since 1949

Our History in Screen Printing

Lawson was founded in 1949 in St. Louis, Missouri. It was a big year in the history of U.S. business and industry. An American-made gold missile blew up 250 miles above White Sands, New Mexico, the highest altitude ever achieved. A record number of cars (6,000,000) rolled off the assembly lines. The Lucky Lady II completed the first non-stop flight around the world, refueling in the air four times. That same year Gene Landesman invented the first "Powered Squeegee", an automated flat-bed graphic/screen printing press to print decals and labels.

Over the years, we have grown to become the Lawson Screen & Digital Products, Inc that so many screen printers have come to know and trust. Although we have not broken any altitude records, or circumnavigated the globe; the people of Lawson have achieved significant milestones. The most important milestone achieved is that after decades of manufacturing screen printing machines, and delivering screen printing supplies, we are still here to serve out longtime customers.

Lawson Screen and Digital Products is stronger than ever. We are better able to meet your needs in today’s standards, so whether you have been a Lawson customer for years, or are looking for a partner who will be around for years to come; our history proves we are on your side.

Enjoy a Few Gems of Lawson History:

Why Lawson Screen & Digital

Being in business as long as we have has given us a unique perspective on the screen printing industry. We have seen this industry grow from bare bones manual printing, to the age of automation. We have worked diligently using technology to its fullest potential to push our engineers to revolutionize the industry. Our 65 years of experience and success means we know what we are doing.

In an industry as volatile as screen printing, survival and success depend on service. Our job is to satisfy the needs of every screen printer we serve, no matter how large or small. We strive to provide all our customers with dependable, affordable equipment that fits with their printing requirements, along with materials and supplies of the highest quality. Furthermore, our technical support and service staff are second to none. Our passion for service and excellence in what we do puts us at the fore front of this industry. Lawson is a company of people who care, and that's why Lawson offers "Peace of Mind" with every purchase! We believe this combination of technological capabilities and superior service creates values our customers can appreciate.

What To Expect With Lawson

Customer ServiceYou can expect a professional experience. We will fully evaluate what we can do to help you. Lawson works hard to understand your unique challenges, and do our absolute best to make your work easier, more productive, and more profitable. Our business relies on the success of your business. We take this approach very seriously.
Take the first step, get in touch with one of Meet our Team, and let's do some business together.

The Lawson Mission Statement:
Lawson serves the imaging community by helping people print better, work smarter, and learn more

Core Values

    1. Serve with sincerity and integrity

    1. Work with purpose

    1. Act with a sense of urgency

    1. Ask questions

    1. Consultation in all things

TechnologyValue Through Technology
In screen-printing equipment, one size definitely does not fit all. So, at Lawson, we build prepress equipment, textile and graphics presses, and textile and graphics dryers that fit well in any size shop. Our presses range from manual to fully automatic to meet the required volume demands of every printer, and we manufacture a full line of I.R., U.V., jet-air, gas, and combo dryers. In addition, we provide digital-imaging equipment and a complete range of screen and digital supplies. In short, we stay abreast of technological advances in the industry to provide our customers with the most efficient solution to their printing challenge.


TechSupportValue Through Technical Support
Lawson offers technical support on Lawson manufactured equipment, ink, emulsion and supplies used in the screen printing industry. Lawson also maintains a 24-hour screenprinting support hot-line to answer any critical questions outside of our standard hours.


ServiceValue Through Service
Besides Lawson's headquarters in St. Louis, we also operate a Super Center in Atlanta, Georgia and sales offices in Birmingham, Alabama and Boston, Mass. From these strategic locations, we can deliver equipment, tools and supplies quickly, efficiently and economically throughout the U.S. Although we welcome phone, fax and e-mail communications from our customers, we also can make site visits to help make sure you are getting the most out of your Lawson purchase.

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