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Screen Print Experience Class OH

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Josh Grahl and his team at National Screen Print & Promo are a real-life example of screen printing success. Since his humble start, printing in his parent's basement, his business has grown to encompass three manual presses and an automatic screen printing press operating out of a large warehouse. He intimately knows the struggles and challenges of a growing screen printer, and students of this screen printing class will receive both technical knowledge about screen printing and real-life guidance for turning your passion into a business. Attend this class to pick their brains about the industry, marketing advice, business organization and integration, sales tactics and more. This class is right for anyone passionate about starting or growing their own screen printing business.

Meet your instructor! - Josh Grahl

Josh started his wild journey into screen printing in 2011, when he fell in love with the music industry and decided to create his own music-inspired clothing line. He began with a simple search online and started printing in his parent's basement with a single station, four-color press and starter kit, purchased through Ryonet. While his artistic side instantly fell in love with the process of screen printing, his ambition and entrepreneurial mindset realized the enormous business possibilities available to those who screen print with a passion for growth. Now he is the proud owner of National Screen Print & Promo, an automatic and multiple manual screen printing shops producing thousands of garments per shift. "We look forward to creating lifelong relationships with all screen printers, and we are excited to help them pursue this creative, artistic, and lucrative industry."


Josh,  Vince, and Jesse were all fantastic and answered any question without hesitation that was thrown at them. They are very down to earth people and really want to help you advance in your business whatever level that may be. I highly recommend this class! - Hannah- Shelby Signs, IL

Class Times:

Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Class Location:

6849 Lakota Plaza, West Chester, OH. 45069

Nearest Airport:

Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky (CVG)

Hotels Nearby:

Four Points by Sheraton

7500 Tylers Place Blvd, West Chester, OH. 45069 (513) 777-1101

Cincinnati Marriott North

6189 Muhlhauser Rd, West Chester, OH. 45069 (513) 874-7335

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 creating artwork using Illustrator, Accurip, and Separation Studio; The team at National Screen Printing & Promo use 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

Cancellation Policy

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 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 the lost deposit or travel booking fees if class dates change due to unforeseen circumstances. 

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Donnie G.
Excellent Experience

My daughter and I flew to from Florida to Cincinnati for the opportunity to participate in this course back in July of 2017. We had purchased a small screen print shop a few months prior to the course and had very little experience prior to the course. After the course, we came back with a vast array of knowledge that we were able to immediately put to use. Josh, Vince and Jesse are passionate about the screen printing business and eager to provided tips and tricks of the trade to help out their students. These guys are awesome and our business is better because of them! I highly recommend this course.

Van S.
Top Notch Instructors That Take PRIDE IN THEIR CRAFT

I came to this class nervous & not knowing "what" I got myself in to. Josh & Vince (Scott too) were solid "teachers", educating the class for 2 days on the screenprinting craft! You can tell they love what they do & it their work, their prints & their leadership. I HIGHLY recommend taking this course, no matter if you're a newbie or seasoned printer. Thumbs up, for sure!

Leigh K.
Top Notch Instructors

These three are top notch instructors. Questions? They have the answers or will find out. Even clueless leave with all fundamentals to start on your own!

Real World Experience

Excellent class. Real world experience. Very helpful in answering questions outside of the general discussion.

Aaron P.
Not Just A Hobby

This class was really inspiring and educational. It really made me look at screen printing as more of an art rather than a hobby. I met a lot of great people in this class and had an excellent time. I cant wait to sign up for the advanced class and also get started on designing.