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Lotus Story

The Lotus story

Did you know that we owe our company name to the successful Formula 1 legend "Team Lotus"? Because the Lotus racers drove in the 1960s, the first spectacular Grand Prix successes. Since this successful period, it has been both inspiration and vision for our company founder, Aroldo De Pasquali, and his development team. When Aroldo De Pasquali conceived one of the first Lotus presses in 1970, he followed the guiding principle of building equally high-quality, high-performance and reliable machines. Since then, the aim has been to develop different models that should fit into every textile printing operation, depending on the requirements, and where they should make their reliable contribution to the added value of the respective company for many years to come. Along with this high quality standard, Lotus has been convinced for the first few days that a product can only be as good as the team responsible for it - just like in racing. Over the years, a harmonious and competent team has been formed, which passionately engages each day to create the best results for you as a customer. 




Manufactury Milan

Manufactury Milan

With over 40 years of experience, Lotus Press is today one of Europe's leading manufacturers of textiles personalization systems with satisfied customers in over 40 countries. In our specialized manufactury we produce presses from the smallest to large format. These are used worldwide, among others in heat transfer printing, sublimation printing, thermal fixation and the application of electronic components.
The production of our sustainable transfer presses is carried out by hand, to ensure the best possible production quality and to respond flexibly to specific customer requirements. Our product line is constantly being developed to further expand our leading market position. We are happy to put our experience and expertise at your disposal to develop tailor-made solutions for your specific requirements. Among our satisfied customers are renowned companies in the fields of fashion, sports, science, lifestyle and art and culture etc. What can we do for you?




Office Berlin

Since 1998, a team of specialists is also available in Berlin. We support you in the implementation of your printing projects for the personalization of textiles and objects.
At Lotus in Berlin you will receive the products, consumables and services required for personalization. These include market-leading transfer presses of our own production as well as innovative UV printers, print & cut solutions (with eco-solvent inks) as well as cutting plotters from the renowned Japanese manufacturer Roland DG. 
In addition to printing systems, Lotus also offers the corresponding maintenance and repair service for all devices. The huge range of transfer films from the top European brands SISER, POLI TAPE, SEF, STAHLS and EMBLEM completes the range.





1970   1970 Aroldo De Pasquali draws the first prototypes of heat presses in Savona, Liguria.
1972   1972 The first office of Lotus Press was located at the Via Giambellino, right in the center of one of the most important European fashion spots.
1974   1974 Lotus manufactures its first pneumatic press 
1978   1978 Lotus produces its first big format pneumatic press
1984   1984 Lotus Press moves production to Trezzano Sul Naviglio. The company expands its manufacturing space again in 1999 and in 2016 on the same spot.  
1998   1998 The Berlin office of Lotus Heat press Solutions is established by Odette de Pasquali, daughter of Aroldo de Paquali. The company distributes not only heat presses but also print and cut solutions and heat transfer vinyls.
2019   2019

Aroldo and Odette De Pasquali plan to move the Milan showroom to Trezzano Sul Naviglio in order to exhibit all manufactured presses and work closely with the production team.