Introduction to Screen Printing
Join us to learn about silkscreen printing! Learn how to create stencils, prep and process screens while gaining knowledge about tools, tips, and tricks for the photo emulsion process. You’ll have the chance to acquire best practices for setting up your print station, printing and registration while gaining practice with the medium. Our studio area uses only water-based silkscreen inks and is a primarily a non-toxic studio environment.
Completion of this course grants you access to the Screen Printing studio to print during open studio hours. Purchasing a personal screen is not required
Advanced Screen Printing
The advanced screen printing class will cover the techniques necessary to produced a well registered, two-color screen-print. Participants will learn advanced printing skills, such as registration, advanced output film/stencil making techniques, the use of split- fountains, and working with ink additives to further expand their screen-printing abilities.
Prerequisite: Intro to Screen Printing
Completion of this course grants you access to the Screen Printing studio to print during open studio hours.
Purchasing a personal screen is not required, but recommended.
Experimental Screen Printing
This one-day workshop will be an experimental class for people that have taken the intro or advanced screen-printing workshop. In this workshop we will experiments with watercolor screen-printing, split fountain, printing flats of color, mono printing, ink transparency/color mixing and printing on experimental materials such as polystyrene, acrylic, various types of paper and more.
Prerequisite: Intro to Screen Printing or Advanced Screen Printing
You must take the Intro to Screen Printing Advanced Screen Printing to gain access to the studio. This course cannot be taken as training for studio access.
Screen Printing on Garments
Members and non-members, join us to learn the basics for printing on a one-color station garment printing press! During this workshop, you will learn the basic tools and techniques needed for printing onto garments and leave with originally designed and printed goods.
Participants will learn how to setup for printing at a one-color station, including how to burn your screens for placement, industry standard design to garment placement, mesh counts for fabric, garment type and off contact settings, trouble shooting garment materials, inks and curing. Participants will leave with a booklet of how-to at home instruction for printing their own wearable and accessory goods along with additional resources on where to locate garment printing equipment. The remainder of the workshop will focus on practicing the newly acquired skills and techniques.
You will leave with an original IPRC t-shirt and tote bag designed by the workshop instructor and printed by you! You are encouraged to bring additional t-shirts, tote bags, screens and designs to work with for the last hour of class. Please inquire with the instructor about appropriate fabrics and sizes you may wish to bring.
Prerequisite: Intro to Screen Printing or equivalent cleared by Katherine (inquiries please email Katherine@iprc.org)
You must take the Intro to Screen Printing to gain access to the studio. This course cannot be taken as training for studio access.
You are ONLY allowed access to the garment printing press during this workshop
The IPRC does not allow garment printing or the use of the garment printing press during open hours or anytime at our facility. The press is ONLY for workshops and staff use.