Ryonet Offers Startup Screen-Printing Classes

October 3, 2017

Ryonet Corp., Vancouver, Wash., is offering an opportunity for novice decorators to start their journeys into screen printing guided by industry veterans in a real shop.

The company will host the Ryonet Screen Print Experience class, which is a two-day session, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in multiple cities, and lunch is provided. Attendees will experience firsthand 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 includes a variety of shirts to be printed, including tri-blends, 100% cotton and polyester, provided by leading manufacturers 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 a hands-on printing experience using plastisol, water-based and specialty inks for spot color, four-color process, simulated process and foil applications.

The schedules for the class, including locations, are listed below:

November 2017
Shreveport, La., Nov. 10-11
Chicago, Ill., Nov. 10-11
Farmingdale, N.Y., Nov. 17-18
Vancouver, Wash., Nov. 17-18
Naples, Fla., Nov. 17-18

December 2017
Sacramento, Calif., Dec. 1-2
Lakewood, Colo., Dec. 1-2
Lakewood, Colo., Dec. 1-2
Cincinnati, Ohio, Dec. 1-2
Vancouver, Wash., Dec. 8-9
Los Angeles, Calif., Dec. 9-10
Keller, Texas, Dec. 15-16
Farmingdale, N.Y., Dec. 15-16
Keller, Texas, Dec. 15-16

The Ryonet Screen Print Experience is limited to 10 participants. The cost is $299.99 per student, and a discounted rate is offered for three or more spots purchased by the same company. For the latest class dates, click here. — J.L.