Screen Print Manager

Job Category: Workshop
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Dunstable

We are looking for our next screen print rockstar! Someone that lives and breathes printing and knows the craft inside out. From printing with standard plastisol inks, to getting creative with water-based and discharge inks – but at the same time is just as comfortable bringing out the manual press because they know the basics better than anyone.

Your job will be to own our screen print department

In the first instance, this means managing the production workflow of our factory ensuring everything is being printed and sent out the door on time, in a commercially profitable manner, and to the very highest print quality. Whether that be a simple 50-piece 1 colour 1 position job, or a 40,000-piece 8 colour 5 position job with intricate colour separations and gradients.

To do this, you will have a team of printers to lead. A team that we want you to grow, educate, and inspire to be the very best and most efficient screen-printing team on the planet.

In the second instance, it means constantly thinking of new ways to take our business forward. We’re a creative company and the screen print department is a core pillar of that creativity.

What do you have to work with?

Our screen print department is well established and stocked with some of the best machinery on the market. This infrastructure will be yours to manage and get the most out of. Currently we have:

  • 2x ten colour automatic presses & a six colour manual press
  • Dedicated screen set up dark room with auto-coater, developer, and direct to screen printer
  • 2x DTG printers and 4x transfer presses

The right candidate will likely grow and enhance this infrastructure further.

Who are Essential?

Essential are one of the most preeminent garment decoration companies in the UK producing branded Clothing and Uniforms for the promotional and workwear markets. We make the clothing and uniforms for some of the world’s most prestigious brands – think Google, Poker Stars, Amazon, Michelin, Formula E and more!

We are a family owned and operated business that recently made it to the final of the Bedfordshire Business of the Year awards.

Please visit our website and Instagram @essentialembroiderydesign to learn more about who we are and check out our recent features in Printware & Promotion and Images magazines:

We treat our key employees very well because we know how integral they are to our success but are very selective of who those key employees are.

If you believe you are one of the best screen printers in the world and have the aptitude to lead and grow an outstanding team then please send an email with your CV to

Your ambitions must be in the sky, if they are not, please do not apply.

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