Screen Print Workshop

pp_2016_218The Screen Print Workshop returns to Printwear & Promotion LIVE! in 2017 after a successful launch in 2016. Attendees will be able to benefit from seminars and live demonstrations throughout the three days of the show.

Once again, the speakers will be presenting a range of topics that will be of great interest to existing screen printers and novices alike.

To view the programme for each day just click on the below links.

Sunday, February 26

11am How important is the artwork/positive and correct exposure?

Douglas Grigar

Douglas Grigar, master screen printer and educator

Why a good quality, high contrast positive is essential for professional level full exposure and excellent results. Includes an overview of the needs and properties of film positives and why a RIP and printer for production of film positives has become a vital but often ignored part of many print shops. Presented by Douglas Grigar, master screen printer and educator.

12pm A guide to selecting the correct emulsion

William Shorter, CPS

William Shorter, CPS

An overview of the emulsion types available to screen printers of garments, bags and textiles. Plus an opportunity to explore and understand how key processing steps can affect the performance of these emulsions. Presented by William Shorter, product manager, CPS. This session includes a live demo on coating emulsions.

1pm How to select new equipment and update existing equipment

Douglas Grigar

Douglas Grigar, master screen printer and educator

An overview of the current equipment available for screen printing (focusing on garment printing) and the often-missed bits and pieces needed daily in professional shops. This includes a printing demo and a question and answer session at the end of the presentation. Presented by Douglas Grigar. This session includes a live demo.

2pm Making the step change from conventional to digital stencil making

William Shorter, CPS

William Shorter, CPS

Tips and facts on managing the shift change from conventional to digital stencil making. Presented by William Shorter.

3pm How to deal with the top three screen printing production problems

Douglas Grigar

Douglas Grigar, master screen printer and educator

Over 90% of all production print problems fall into the big three: off contact, pressure, and print speed. We discuss the big three and the variable demands of the production floor. A detailed demonstration of the best manual screen printing technique is included. Using this universally accepted method will prevent repetitive motion injury and reduce operator fatigue. Presented by Douglas Grigar. This session includes a live demo.

Monday, February 27

11am How to choose the right emulsion

Douglas Grigar

Douglas Grigar, master screen printer and educator

An overview of emulsions and their properties, the inherent uses, compatibility and features in the two divisions and five basic types of photo-reactive UV emulsion products available for our industry. Presented by Douglas Grigar.

12pm Making the step change from conventional to digital stencil making

William Shorter, CPS

William Shorter, CPS

Tips and facts on managing the shift change from conventional to digital stencil making. Presented by William Shorter.

1pm How to select new equipment and update existing equipment

Douglas Grigar

Douglas Grigar, master screen printer and educator

An overview of the current equipment available for screen printing (focusing on garment printing) and the often-missed bits and pieces needed daily in professional shops. This includes a printing demo and a question and answer session at the end of the presentation. Presented by Douglas Grigar. This session includes a live demo.

2pm A guide to water-based and discharge printing

William Shorter, CPS

William Shorter, CPS

A handy guide to recommended practices for preparing screens and screen printing of discharge and water-based inks. Presented by William Shorter.

3pm Design concepts and art for the customers’ benefit

Douglas Grigar, master screen printer and educator

Douglas Grigar, master screen printer and educator

An overview of simple concepts relating to design and how to focus as an artist/designer on the needs of the customer, helping them decide on an excellent design that ‘just has that snap’. Presented by Douglas Grigar.

Tuesday, February 28

11am How to choose the right ink for the job

Douglas Grigar, master screen printer and educator

Douglas Grigar, master screen printer and educator

An overview of inks and their properties, the inherent uses, compatibility, and features in plastisol, silicone, water-based, and solvent ink products available for our industry. Presented by Douglas Grigar.

12pm How to select new equipment and update existing equipment

Douglas Grigar, master screen printer and educator

Douglas Grigar, master screen printer and educator

An overview of the current equipment available for screen printing (focusing on garment printing) and the often-missed bits and pieces needed daily in professional shops. Printing demo included. Presented by Douglas Grigar. This session includes a live demo.

1pm A guide to exposure determination and the impact of artwork

William Shorter, CPS

William Shorter, CPS

An overview of how exposure and the artwork process can affect the durability and the quality of the image that you are printing. Presented by William Shorter. This session includes a live demo on exposure.

2pm How to deal with the top three screen printing production problems

Douglas Grigar, master screen printer and educator

Douglas Grigar, master screen printer and educator

Over 90% of all production print problems fall into the big three: off contact, pressure, and print speed. We discuss the big three and the variable demands on the production floor. A detailed demonstration of the best manual screen printing technique is included. Using this universally accepted method will prevent repetitive motion injury and reduce operator fatigue. Presented by Douglas Grigar. This session includes a live demo.

You will find the Screen Print Workshop on stand A60. Each session will last 30 minutes with time to ask questions. Seats fill up fast so please arrive early to guarantee your place.

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