What you will do
6 hour course
A four week evening course or 2 day weekend course perfect for anyone who’d like to gain in-depth commercial knowledge of the t-shirt screen printing process.
Courses starting on Tuesdays will run from 6:30pm-9.30pm on four consecutive evenings whilst courses starting on Saturdays will run from 10am-4pm on both the Saturday and Sunday with a 1 hour break for lunch. The available dates in the calendar signify the first day of the course.
Our experienced tutors will cover the following to achieve a 2-3 colour T-shirt printed to a commercial standard:
We’ll start with the artworking including design development and artwork creation techniques, colour separation and film printing.
Screen preparation including coating and exposing will be covered in the first part of the session. We’ll then tackle registration for multiple colour designs and ink mixing with a focus on Pantone matching and the difference between Plastisol and water based Ink Systems.
This is a full on printing day and each student will have the opportunity to print an at least 10 t-shirts. We will supply white and black cotton t-shirts but students are welcome to bring their own garments..
This will be your chance to finish any printing which wasn’t completed in week 3 and experiment with speciality inks and processes such as foiling, puff, metallics or discharge.
Select a class time
None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.
You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, 3rd Rail Print Space
3rd Rail Print Space is London's biggest open access screen printing studio specialising in paper, fabric and t-shirt printing . Aside from running regular workshops and courses they also have a growing family of amazingly talented print members who use their open access facilities to print for clients, work on personal projects or get involved with the regular exhibitions and live print events.
The studio is located in the newly opened Peckham Levels creative hub. In a past life it served as an underused multistorey carpark however after a huge transformation in 2017 it's 6 floors are now home to makers, small creative businesses, independent food kiosks and a whole host more.
A laptop with Adobe Photoshop (there is a free trial on offer with Adobe so please install this before week 1(evenings) and day 1 (weekends). Having a working knowledge of photoshop is essential. A 2-3 Colour Design which we can break down into a colour separation (Max Size Artwork (300 dpi) Saved as PSD/PDF File. You can also bring in drawings or images to scan if you prefer and we can advise on the next step. If you would like to bring your own T-shirts other than the ones provided please do. Change of clothes you don’t mind getting inky!
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.