Ryonet Offers Screen-Print Experience Classes

April 28, 2017

Ryonet Corp., Vancouver, Wash., is offering startup screen-printing classes guided by industry veterans in a real shop.

These two-day sessions, called the Ryonet Screen Print Experience, will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in various locations during June and July. Lunch will be provided and 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, attendees also will get a Ryonet screen-printing class book. The admission fee also includes a variety of shirts for printing, including tri-blends, 100% cotton, and polyester provided by manufacturers such as BELLA+CANVAS, Next Level, Hanes and Jerzees.

The class will begin with prepress 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 will to hands-on printing experience using plastisol, water-based, and specialty inks for spot-color, four-color process, simulated process, and foil applications.

The June and July 2017 schedules are as follows:

June 2017
Sacramento, Calif.: June 2-3
Vancouver, Wash.: June 16-17
Naples, Fla.: June 23-24
Keller, Texas: June 23-24
Shreveport, La.: June 16-17
Cincinnati: June 9-10
Farmingdale, N.Y.: June 30-July 1
Lakewood, Colo.: June 9-10

July 2017
Los Angeles: July 29-30
Vancouver, Wash.: July 14-16
Naples, Fla.: July 21-22
Keller, Texas: July 28-29
Shreveport, La.: July 14-15
Chicago: July 7-8
Farmingdale, N.Y.: July 28-29

The Ryonet Screen Print Experience classes are limited to 10 participants. The cost is $299.99 per student. A discounted rate is offered for three or more spots purchased by the same company.

Class dates are subject to change. Be sure to check the website for the latest class dates by clicking here. — J.L.