Ryonet Offers 2018 Startup Screen Print Experience Classes

November 8, 2017

Ryonet Corp., Vancouver, Wash., has released January and February 2018 dates for its Screen Print Experience classes, which offer attendees an opportunity to start screen printing under the guidance of industry veterans in a real shop.

These two-day sessions are held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and lunch is provided. Attendees will experience first hand every step of the process, from creating artwork to catching a shirt as it comes off the dryer. In addition to instruction, participants will receive a Ryonet screen-printing class book. Admission also includes a variety of shirts for printing, including tri-blends, 100% cotton, and polyester, provided by manufacturers such as BELLA+CANVAS, Next Level Apparel, Hanes and JERZEES.

The class begins with pre-press and dark-room topics, including basic artwork and color separations; film-output options; choosing an emulsion and coating a practice screen; using a preregistration template; burning a screen; screen-washout techniques; related software programs; and cleanup.

The curriculum then shifts to hands-on printing using plastisol, water-based and specialty inks for spot-color, four-color process, simulated process and foil applications.

The January and February 2018 Ryonet Screen Print Experience class schedule is as follows:

January 2018
Shreveport, La.: Jan. 12-13
Farmingdale, N.Y.: Jan. 26-27
Portland, Ore.: Jan. 26-27
Denver: Jan. 26-27
San Pedro, Calif.: Jan. 26-27

February 2018
Chicago: Feb. 2-3
Keller, Texas: Feb. 2-3
Cincinnati: Feb. 9-10
Los Angeles: Feb. 10-11
Naples, Fla.: Feb. 16-17
Farmingdale, N.Y.: Feb. 23-24
San Leandro, Calif.: Feb. 24-25

The class is limited to 20 participants. The cost is $299.99 per student, but a discounted rate is offered for three or more spots purchased by the same company. Class dates are subject to change, so click here for the most up-to-date information. — J.L.