This course covers all aspects of the screen printing process from start to finish, beginning with the basics of Adobe Illustrator, for those with no previous working knowledge of this program. It then follows with step-by-step detailed instruction on every phase of the screen-printing process from artwork to screen prep, printing, curing and finally to cleaning and reclaiming.


Day 1: Step 1 - Basics of Adobe Illustrator (may be taken individually as a 1 day class for $150)

Day 2: Step 2 - Vector Art for Beginners (may be taken individually as a 1 day class for $150)

Day 3: Step 3 - Intro to Screen Printing (may be taken individually as ½ day class for $100)

Day 3 - 5: 3-Day Hands-on Training

Perfect Fit — Newbie or Veteran:

Maybe you are looking to enter the screen printing industry but have no clue where to begin. Or maybe you are an experienced screen printer who needs to overcome technical problems that occur in almost every shop. No matter what your place in the industry, this training class will be a perfect fit. In addition to the fundamentals, you will learn how to avoid common problems that can result in months of wasted time, money and supplies. This training program offers the most effective methods and advanced industry tips and techniques that will benefit every shop.

Hands On and Peer Interaction:

Every student will be involved with the entire production cycle including taking a screen from start to printed product. Along with the entire class, you will have the opportunity to degrease, coat and expose a screen along with all the subsequent preparation and cleaning of screen after printing. With each step you will have an open forum to interact with both the trainer and your peers. There is plenty of time to ask questions specific to your shop and situation.


Screen printing detailed course includes training in:

  • basics of creating vector graphics
  • working with customer provided art
  • creating quality film positives using the RIP software
  • screen coating
  • screen frame choices
  • mesh selection
  • exposure control and emulsion choices
  • identifying and solving problems
  • special inks and procedures
  • curing and Flashing
  • screen cleaning and reclaiming
  • prepress through reclaiming