Intensive Introduction to Textile Silk Screening
10am - 4pm, Saturdays
Location: 59 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003-8963
Call (212) 598-0046 for info and to sign-up.
Tuition: $100.00 (class enrollment caps out at 6 students per class)
-One outfit you don’t mind getting permanently dirty (think like you’re dressing for a day of
-A great attitude and a desire to learn.
- (Optional) T-shirt or fabric to print on (we will provide you with one shrit or tote bag and you may purchase additional blank items)
-(Optional) Pen/pencil and notebook.
-(Optional) 1 graphic, 1-color image (no larger than 10X12”.jpg, .tiff, .psd, or .ai) to be
professionally rendered on film using the Tech-styler and printed on your own t-shirt at the end
of the course. ***NOTE: This image, if you would like to print it, must be emailed to
email@example.com by the Thursday before the class.
-$25.00 dollars cash to purchase the screen with your image on it at the end of the class.
(Screens are 18”X 20” 110 mesh-count aluminum frame screens)
10:00AM- Introduction. Explanation of shop safety guidelines and equipment.
10:30AM- Overview and demo of basic silk screen concepts and medium capabilities. Review of negative and positive images and how they apply to the silk screen process.
11:00AM- Creating and printing images for exposure. Overview of common design programs and their pros/cons in the context of silk screening. Strategies for printing quality film positives.
11:45AM- Overview of photo emulsion and how to successfully coat a variety of screens. Lesson on mesh-count options and appropriate selection according to image being printed. Reclaiming screens. Using reclaiming fluid and pressure washer. Troubleshooting tough to reclaim screens.
12:15PM- Exposing screens. Suggestions on how to best place images on a screen depending on available screen space, emulsion integrity, and material being printed. Using the exposure unit. . Suggestions on how to expose screens when professional exposure unit is not available. Washing out exposed screens.
1:30PM-2:30-Explanation of a wide-variety of printing techniques and strategies. How to conceptualize a multi-color job. How to select the appropriate ink(s) and printing methods. Conversation concerning industry preferences and quality expectations. Demo and practice printing a multi-color job. Explanation of when to use flash and conveyor dryers. What to do if flash and conveyor dryers are unavailable.
2:30-3:45PM- Printing with a one-color professionally-produced screen (Hands-on demo and practice for all). Printing your own shirt(s), in-depth Q&A, clean-up.
3:45-4:00PM- Q & A
For more info please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To register please call 212-598-0046