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3 day screen printing course for business owners - screen printing classes

Screen printing class with Douglas Grigar, UK

About the Course

This course could save you £3,671.20 per year if you make just 4 screens per day during 260 production days by teaching you the correct techniques for screen prep and and coating.
You can also improve your efficiency by at least 12%, which all adds up to more profit for your business. This 3 day course in Lancashire is run by world-renowned master screen printer Douglas Grigar.

The course: master screen printer, Douglas Grigar covers both theory and practical in this in-depth screen printing course that is aimed at business owners.
You will get hands-on experience of every step in the production process in a very small group to ensure optimal learning. Originally developed as a collegiate level screen printing course, it covers everything from foundational basics to necessary, advanced, professional level content.

Topics Covered:
(Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of topics)

A to Z of the screen printing cycle
Frame choices
Equipment overview and function
Artwork programs and RIP software
Printing light colours onto dark substrates
Correctly setting up multi-colour jobs for accurate registration
Overview of screens, mesh and emulsion types and when to use each kind
How to coat a screen correctly for fail safe printing
Proper stencil thickness and evaluation emulsion over mesh
Print techniques
Ink choices, squeegee use
Chemical use (a complete step-by-step system)
Reading exposures and exposure calculators
Exposure equipment
Drying, quality control, and avoiding mistakes
Overview of potential problems and how to avoid them
Plus much more

Who is it for?

Beginners: avoid picking up bad habits and learn how to do everything right from day one to ensure your screen printing business will be streets ahead of the majority of printers in the market.

Existing business owners: improve efficiency and productivity, cut waste and ensure all staff are using the correct procedures to ensure a high quality print with the minimum of fuss. View this course as a fresh start in screen printing and eradicate outdated hacks. If your business is experiencing specific issues, this is your opportunity to streamline production and address those issues with the help of master screen printer, Douglas Grigar.

Your instructor: master screen printer, Douglas Grigar.

Douglas Grigar is known in the industry as a master screen printer, educator, production artist, and separation specialist. Around 1980 he founded a speciality direct marketing t-shirt printing company and has first-hand knowledge of the corporate world running several multi-location screen printing businesses.

Since 2001 Douglas has been an independent consultant to the screen printing industry, providing graphic services, marketing and sales support, new product testing and technical training.

As an instructor he has developed numerous courses for beginning, intermediate and professional-level screen printers internationally.

He developed a collegiate level curriculum that is the basis for this screen printing course now eighteen years strong. It has proved to be an exceptional training program that is interactive, well organised and highly respected throughout the industry.

Accommodation: we provide a list of potential places to stay on our website. For more information, please contact us via email or phone. We recommend booking your accommodation ASAP. Our phone number can be called using inclusive minutes from mobiles or landlines.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Tools & materials: we provide all tools and materials needed for the duration of the course and you will go home with the t-shirts you printed.

Notes: you will receive a printed workbook to use during the class and there is some space for notes, but should you wish to bring a notepad and pen to make more in-depth notes, this is always a good idea. Also make notes of any questions you have for the tutor before you come.

Refreshments: we offer refreshments such as tea, coffee and water throughout the day at no additional cost.

Lunch: there is a wide variety of local shops and cafes that is only a few minutes walk away. It is a great opportunity to reboot before the afternoon session. Lunch is not included.


Zuzette Stocking at Dalesway Print Technology
Eden House
Calf Hall Road
BB18 5PX
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  • Intermediate level
  • Suitable for beginners

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This is an excellent course for business owners. Everything is covered in-depth. I did the class with some who had some previous experience but never felt left behind as a relative novice. The whole setup is very professional with really good equipment to use and everything is explained to ensure you understand why something has to be done in a certain way. If you are serious about making a profit from screen printing, you can’t go wrong with this class.

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