January 25th, 2015

Intro to Photo Emulsion Screen Printing

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Intro to photo emulsion screen printing

Feb 1st 1-4pm

This is a one day class run by Heavy Gel print shop and located at Limited Ink Studios. The class will cover the basics of screen printing with photo emulsion.

In this technique, a silkscreen is coated with a light sensitive emulsion and then exposed under a high intensity light with an opaque image or black film.

Students will learn about

  • prepping images for silk screens
  • mesh counts for printing on various materials and details
  • coating and burning screens
  • printing

Students should bring a silkscreen of any size, silkscreen ink or acrylic paint, (available at Blick, Blue Rooster, Baller Art, Artists and Craftsman) and whatever they’d like to print on: fabric, wood, paper, etc.

 Images must be in black and white to print (no greyscale).* Half tones are also acceptable.

Prior to class e-mail high quality images in the size you want them to print to info@heavygel.com. PDF, Photoshop or Illustrator file preferred. Students may also cut stencils by hand*

*the black or opaque otherwise known as “positive” parts of the image are what will be exposed and washed out to be printed. If all this image prep info is completely new or you have questions, e-mailinfo@heavygel.com and I’ll help you out. :D

$80, all materials included (incl. silkscreen, which you can take home with you)