Open to anyone with prior printing experience, this refresher workshop will assume that students already understand screenprinting, but are feeling out-of-practice or fuzzy regarding the finer points of the process. Students should have already completed a one-day workshop or full class, although it need not have been at Spudnik, or even in the recent past. We also welcome printers that would like support working through a particularly complex project or reoccurring printing issue.
Spudnik Press staff will review an assortment of skills such as: selecting the best mesh count, applying the perfect coat of photo emulsion, troubleshooting and identifying the source of exposure and printing issues, ink mixing, registration, and screen reclamation.
Students should come ready to work on a personal project. This can be either a modest print that can be completed within the week, or the beginning of larger or ongoing project. To help build confidence printing at Open Studio sessions, students are expected to return the next day (free of charge!) to continue printing and put their freshly-acquired knowledge to use. Through this workshop, students will not only brush up on old skills and become authorized to print at Spudnik, but are sure to walk away with a few new morsels of useful information regarding the art of screenprinting.