This screen printing class in Texas offers the viewpoint of a successful automatic screen printing shop grown from nothing...and a little bit of rock and roll! The instructor, Brett Bowden, runs a successful screen print mecca that has multiple automatics, but he hasn't forgotten what it's like to start from the beginning. In this class, Printed Threads brings their vast knowledge and cool vibes to anyone wishing to learn how to screen print. Whether you want to print small boutique items or run a full shop of automatic presses, these guys do it all and take pride in teaching the skills that they have learned to anyone with a passion to ask.
Meet your instructor! - Brett Bowden
Over the years, Brett Bowden split his time between rock-n-roll and screen printing. Screen printing won out. He prides himself on offering the best information and helping to guide all that ask. Screen printing is a community and Brett embodies that. "Printed Threads knows how to deliver the right product at the right time, and to custom tailor every order to meet the customer's needs. This is not just a job...it's a passion, as well as an art form."
Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
12069 Katy Rd Ste 501, Keller, TX 76244GPS: 801 Katy Rd.
Dallas/ Fort Worth (DFW)
Hilton Dallas/Southlake Town Square
Southlake Town Square 1400 Plaza Pl, Southlake, TX 76092 (817) 442-9900
Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Solana
5 Village Circle Westlake, Roanoke, TX 76262 (855) 239-9485
Hilton Garden Inn Fort Worth Alliance Airport
2600 Westport Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX 76177 (817) 562-3047
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; Brett and his team 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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I brought two spots in the May classes but do to family emergency I was unable to attend. i was told that I could transfer it to the July class but have not had any contact about the situation. I look forward to having the opportunity to attend the class in July.
Brett offered all of his knowledge in screen printing and business without hesitation. He kept the class engaged and entertaining. Answered all questions without allowing students to go off topic. His classroom area was well equipped and comfortable to learn in. He provided the necessary items for practical application and ensured every student could see his demonstrations. Excellent instructor and I will be sending my future screen printers to his course. Thanks, Brett!
The classroom was a little bit overwhelming, an i mean that in a totally positive way. Brett has a ton of knowledge and skill as well. My wife and I both attended the class with a mindset that I would learn the process of screen printing, an she would learn the computer program side. We both left confident about our new endeavor. Totally worth the travel time and investment. I feel like the class had a lot of useful information on all aspects of screen printing, business, and general good stewardship of the printing business. Thanks Brett and Ryonet..
I wish I would have taken this class BEFORE getting into screen printing! It was a great gateway class into understanding the world of screen printing. Printed Threads staff was knowledgeable, helpful, and sincere in their endeavor to spread the wealth.
I came into this class feeling in over my head. By the end of the weekend, I felt empowered to go home and get started. Thank You!