LEARN HOW TO SCREEN PRINT IN WEST PALM BEACH
First of all, what is a “Screen”? Great Question! The "Screens" that Screen Printers utilize in Screen Printing look very similar to window screens. A “Screen” is either a wooden or metal frame with mesh stretched across the bottom. Screen Printers coat the mesh with something called "Emulsion". A design is "burnt" into the Emulsion by exposing the coated Screen to light for a certain period of time, creating a perfect stencil. The "mesh count" is kind of like DPI (dots per inch) or Pixels, in relation to Raster Graphics software. Essentially, Screen Printing is the analog version of Photoshop -- it's all about the layers! The Screen Printer utilizes a Squeegee to push or pull the ink through the tiny holes in the mesh. Screen Printing is used to print all sorts of t-shirt fabrics, textiles, paper, really anything except money. Although, if you become a talented Screen Printer, any nice paying job can sort of be like printing money. At FAT ENZO, we offer a 4-Hour Introduction to Screen Printing Class on Saturdays from 10am until 2pm at our SweatShop, located in downtown, West Palm Beach. We cover the difference between Raster and Vector artwork, how to prepare your art for film, how to burn and reclaim screens, and how to print a one-color image. The cost is $150 per student.