Lightning Manual Screen Printing Press
Entry level manual press

Small Manual Screen Printing Machine
Commercial-grade innovative design perfect for a starter press or small printing shops.

Maximum Print Area 21” x 28”
Available in configurations of:
4 stations/4 colors – 8 stations/8 colors.


Available in configurations of 4 stations/4 colors – 8 stations/8 colors
Maximum Print Area 21” x 28”

The Lightning is Anatol’s commercial-grade manual screen printing machine, designed for years of trouble-free printing. Strong but lightweight, the Lightning is simple to move and set up. The Lightning is ergonomically designed for easy use and the dual bearing system allows for smooth motion for t-shirt printing all day. The side clamps are adjustable to hold 26"x36" screens or smaller. Feature for feature, it’s the best value in its class. The Lightning is available in configurations of 4 Stations/4 Colors, 4 Stations/6 Colors, 6 Stations/6 Colors, 4 Stations/8 Colors, or 8 Stations/8 Colors.

LIGHTNING Specifications

Colors/Stations Diameter Max Screen Size Max Print Size
4/4 9'6" (290 cm)
with screens in
26" x 36"
66 cm x 91 cm
21" x 28"
53 cm x 71 cm
6/4 9'6" (290 cm)
with screens in
26" x 36"
66 cm x 91 cm
21" x 28"
53 cm x 71 cm
6/6 9'6" (290 cm)
with screens in
26" x 36"
66 cm x 91 cm
21" x 28"
53 cm x 71 cm
8/4 10'10" (330 cm)
with screens in
26" x 36"
66 cm x 91 cm
21" x 28"
53 cm x 71 cm
8/8 10'10" (330 cm)
with screens in
26" x 36"
66 cm x 91 cm
21" x 28"
53 cm x 71 cm


Print Heads

  • Gauged three-point micro-registration movement is adjustable on three points (Front to Back, Side to Side and Rotational)
  • Adjustable guided spring tension system for smooth lift
  • Side screen clamps keep screens in registration
  • Off-contact and screen pitch adjustments on each print head
  • All-Heads Down on models 4s/4c, 6s/6c and 8s/8c, designed to print any color from any print head

Tool-less Adjustment

  • 100% tool-less setups and operation


  • 16" x 22" rubber-coated aluminum pallets included
  • Choice of quick release or slide style pallets
  • Mix and match side or back clamps at no additional charge
  • Four-point pallet leveling system
  • Adjustable side screen clamps
  • Swivel feet on screen clamps to prevent movement while tightening


  • Double-bearing registration locks ensure top print quality with multi-color jobs
  • Heavy-duty steel frame and roller bearings for smooth, quick operation
  • Ergonomically designed for ease of use
  • Small footprint accommodates tight spaces
  • Compatible with most manufacturers’ pre-press registration systems
    • Air screen clamps
    • Secure the pallet instantly with the flick of switch to ensure exact registration alignment. (Requires air compressor.)
      • Lightning 4 stations/4 colors
      • Lightning 4 stations/6 colors
      • Lightning 6 stations/6 colors
      • Lightning 4 stations/8 colors
      • Lightning 8 stations/8 colors
      • Custom configurations available upon request
  • Equipment Certification

    European Committee for Standardization® (CE) and Underwriters Laboratories® (UL) compliant: built to specifications established by both CE and UL

    All equipment shipped to Canada is Approved under the Special Inspection Program per SPE-1000

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  • Premium service that will exceed your expectations.

    Customer Service and Support are a way of life at Anatol Equipment. We strive to improve our service to keep your equipment running like the day you had it installed. This is our commitment to our customers.

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    I never had an issue and the registration was always on point. Price-wise and for the quality, you can't go wrong with Anatol. — Sae Choi, Tee Vision
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Anatol Equipment Manufacturing Co.
919 Sherwood Drive
Lake Bluff, IL 60044, USA
Phone: 847-367-9760
Fax: 847-582-1854
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17-100 Bielsk Podlaski, Poland
Phone: (+48) 85 731 93 00
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