Dennis starting screen printing in 2007 with no background in art or printmaking. He'd worked on Wall Street wearing a suit and tie every day and gave it all up to start printing t-shirts. He knew he wanted to work with his hands to create and be a craftsman; screen printing filled that need. He started his business as a single- color, single-station press in his parents' garage and grew slowly to his first automatic press.
Ampersand's niche is focused primarily on local businesses that they personally connect and identify with, and mostly through word of mouth. They pride themselves on their quality & service which hasn't changed since the first day. "I truly love screen printing with a passion and respect for the process involved. I started my career as a Ryonet student, so it means a lot to be an EDU partner, to be able to share with others what was shared with me."
Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Ampersand Print Co.
www.industrycity.com for more info on the area
Brooklyn can be easily accessed by any of the NY area airports:
John F. Kennedy (JFK)
Newark, NJ (EWR)
The Screen Printing Class Includes:
- Blank t-shirts will be provided for you to practice your new knowledge
Lunch for both days (call a week prior for vegetarian options)
Ryonet's digital screen printing class book and materials for note-taking
Most importantly, the skills and knowledge to progress in the industry
Day 1: The 7 steps to the screen printing process are day 1; with a bit of printing in the morning and end of the day
Day 2: Art and using the tips learned last 2 days for printing on the shirts provided
This class is for 16 years of age and up. No minors younger than 16 years of age due to safety requirements and labor laws.
The Screen Printing Class Covers:
- Basic artwork flow
- Film output options
- Choosing the right mesh for your project
- Setting up a dark room
- Choosing the right emulsion and properly coating your screen
- Using a pre-registration template
- Properly burning a screen
- Screen washout techniques
- How to register your job
- Proper silk screen printing techniques
- Clean-up techniques
- Overview of Illustrator, Accurip, Separation Studio, and Photoshop; Dennis uses Adobe
- Spot color printing
- Four color process (CMYK) printing
- Simulated process printing
- Foil applications
- Discharge printing and mixing
- Water-based printing
- Discuss printing on paper
- Overview of different apparel types
- Tips on the business side of screen printing
Once you have paid for your class, refunds are not available. You must contact us no less than 24 hours in advance if you are unable to attend the class you signed up for, we are happy to assist you in rescheduling for a different class at that point. If you do not contact us 24 hours in advance you will be charged a re-booking fee of $50. You may, also, choose to receive in-store credit in the same amount you paid for class tuition, or $50 less (if you did not contact us 24 hours in advance), which you can use towards your next Ryonet purchase. To make arrangements, or to request help, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-800-314-6390.
*Classes are subject to change. We will notify you of any updates via email. Please note Ryonet is not responsible for lost deposit or travel booking fees if class dates change due to unforeseen circumstances.
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Frequently Bought Together
- apparel printing
- screen printing posters
Learned a lot!
I really enjoyed that class and learned a lot. I have been screen printing posters for a while and dabbled with t-shirt printing. This class has definitely increased by knowledge in apparel printing.
Simply awesome, highest recommendation!
This is a fantastic education experience, Dennis and Allison Tan are the perfect hosts. Their enthusiasm, genuine concern for each student’s comprehension and understanding is admirable. Dennis’s depth of knowledge and ability to communicate his skills and experience ensures each student, regardless of prior knowledge, walks away confident and fulfilled. Highly, I Highly recommend this class!!
Hi Richard, thanks for leaving your review. We are really lucky to have Dennis and Allison teaching our course in Brooklyn. They truly care about each person they meet and pay attention to detail! We wish you nothing but success in your printing endeavors! -Ronald
All I can say is by enrolling in this workshop, I saved myself a lot of time, aggravation and most of all money. Everything that I thought I knew about this business, I quickly found out that I did not know a thing. Dennis is an amazing instructor full of knowledge and is very detailed. I walked away with a renewed vigor based on the information provided, thank you Dennis Tan... thank you Ryonet!
The Ryonet screen printing class was great. Dennis was very helpful and thorough. Any questions we asked he answered. He was very natural and easy going, very well spoken. When I came back to work my boss said how happy he was that I went to the class and how much it looked like I learned! We already have an order of shirts out that people loved and want more of!! Thanks Ryonet!!
Large amount of knowledge shared!
Im beyond appreciative for the amounts of knowledge that was released to me in 2 days. Thank you RYONET for hosting a SPE Class in my community and Thank you Dennis Tan for being one that know how to deliver information properly.