Learn the ins and outs of professional t-shirt printing in this three week course with David from Urban Pirate Apparel.
What will happen during the workshop?
During this three week workshop you will learn the complete process of t-shirt printing. You will be guided through how to best create and set up a design for print, shown how to expose a screen and print your designs using our t-shirt carousel. You will have the opportunity to use different binders to produce different print effects, and also shown how to accurately print a design with two colours or layers.
I have never done screen printing before, can I come?
Of course – the workshop is suitable for all skills levels. Everyone is welcome and no previous experience is necessary.
What will I make?
You are encouraged to bring drawings, sketches or images which will prompt a discussion about the appropriateness of image and how best to create a design for print. You will be shown how to correctly set up your artwork using Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, and guided through the process of coating a screen.
You will be shown how to expose a screen with your designs, how to mix inks and how to set up the t-shirt carousel for printing.
You will be shown how to accurately print more than one layer and have the chance to experiment with our opaque and FF binders on 2 white and 2 black t-shirts that we will provide. You will leave with at least 4 printed t-shirts.
Equipment and materials such as screens, squeegees, a range of ink colours, newsprint paper, cutting mats and knives are all included, as well as our opaque and FF binder. We will provide 2 white and 2 black t-shirts to each participant for experimenting, but suggest you bring extras for final prints.
David Dow is an artist and designer, and the owner of Urban Pirate Apparel. Urban Pirate Apparel was established in 2010 and sells a range of clothing and textiles inspired by Scottish culture, landscape and heritage. As well as designing his products, David has been hand-printing all of Urban Pirate’s merchandise from the Print Clan studio since 2019.
This course is limited to three participants to allow for in-depth, bespoke help and maximum printing time.
Location: Glasgow City
The deadline is Sunday 16 January 2022 at 00:00.
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