Screenprinting 201: CMYK & Photographic Prints

A little digital knowledge can go a long way in terms of aesthetic control and quality screen making for screenprinting. Screenprinting photos (and designs with photographic elements) is a tricky task that deserves a little specialized knowledge.

Printers who sign up for this workshop will learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop for screenprinting and color separation, including monotone, duotone, or 4-color CMYK print. Students will learn how image resolution and halftones work in tandem, and an array of Photoshop tools that every printer should be comfortable using. Once stencils are printed, the class will focus on how to leverage screens, inks, and spot colors for a variety of printed affects. Each student will leave with their own small edition of prints using an image they bring with them to class.