Date: August 12, 2017
Cost: $95 includes lunch. You provide fabric items (See below)
Class: Size: 6
Age: 18 and up. 14-17 with an Adult
You are ready to go. You want to learn how to print to get a new business started, get that Etsy store up and running or just crank out your own fun designs in your super-cool garage DIY setup (which we will talk about too!) Screen Print Pro is hands-on every step of the way. We will go over file and film prep and printing, you will coat the screens, mix the ink, tape up the screens, get it on the press, print all the things, and even the best part... CLEAN UP!
You DO NOT have to take the Screen Print Teaser workshop before this one.
How Many Items Can We Bring?
Bring in around 8-10 fabric based items. Lighter colors will work best. T-shirts, tote bags, pillow cases, tea towels, pullover hoodies, etc. No items such as thick towels, heavily textured materials or items with pockets and zippers, please. You can purchase blank T's from Michaels and AC Moore or bring items from home. You can also setup an account with online retailers like shirtspace.com. Don't be afraid to bring old shirts and items with printing on them as well. The results could be really cool!
How Many Colors Are We Printing?
Due to time and keeping things moving along, we will be limiting things to a one-color print. You will need to pick the same ink color for all the items you bring. Bring all white or lighter colored fabrics for the best results and ink color selection. Though sometimes you get those unexpected pops of "wow!" when you try darker T's.
Design & Tech Specs:
We need hi-res artwork for you to get the best results. Adobe Illustrator is best. Vector artwork will scale as needed and create the sharpest film for your print. Once you have completed your artwork you need to color the entire artwork black with each of the 4 CMYK sliders pushed to 100%. Send the .Ai or .EPS file along. We are on the latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud. Photoshop files need to be hi-res and 300dpi. All artwork needs to be colored 100% Black across all CMYK channels.
Email your file by Thursday the week of your workshop: For vector artwork, send us a .ai or .eps file, and if bitmap a jpeg or pdf -300dpi and sized to how large you think you want it to print, no larger than 12"x14" (10" across is a good size) Please also bring it with you on a USB drive as a backup. Remember to outline any fonts and expand any strokes in Illustrator.
For those that do not send in art, we have some ready-to-go designs and all sorts of films that you can collage into your own unique piece.
Please DO NOT take images freely from the internet to bring in and print. Purchase any stock art and know that while you can print it you most likely cannot sell it so know that any art you may buy would best be used for your own use / gifting to others.
What Should I Wear?:
Screen printing can be a bit messy and we have aprons for you to wear, so dress comfortably and in some older clothes that you are willing to get inky.
We're usually done by 4:00 pm - but don't worry - we're also not kicking anyone out so if it's taking you a bit longer - don't panic. Fun has no time limit!
As registration is limited, this is first come, first serve. Cancellations with less than one week's notice are non-refundable but may be credited towards another workshop (if space is available). Cancellations with more than one week's notice have the option of a refund or moving to a future workshop.
All-Day Workshops are held on Saturdays. Team-Building and Work Events are held during the week.
Give me a call, and we'll be happy to go over any details. 919.680.4200