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    Screen Printing Class in St. Louis

    Lawson Screen & Digital Products

    • $350.00


    Lawson is the best place to learn how to screen print with our hands-on immersive screen printing class in St. Louis.

    Learn how to screen print. Whether you are looking to start up a screen printing shop, print out of your home or basement or DIY screen print, Lawson can help you. This intensive two day screen printing workshop is great for the beginner printer. You will learn how to do everything, including artwork preparation, screen making, exposing, printing and clean up. You will learn about mesh counts, emulsion over mesh (EOM), how to print/flash/print, proper drying times and more. This is a hands-on course and you will be printing and doing every step under the guidance of one of our instructors or technicians. Due to Covid-19, we are limiting the size of the class and holding the training over 1 day (instead of 2).

    We offer this class monthly at our St. Louis Missouri Facility, and our Atlanta Georgia office.

    Each student gets hands-on practical t-shirt printing experience and a broad range of information for textile printers. The class is designed to teach you everything you need to know on how to start screen printing printing. From chemicals and emulsions, to the print phase, and the cleaning stage -- learn it all! Students will also take home Lawson's "Garment Printing Made Easy" workbook, and shop setup suggestions.

    Covered in this silk screen course:

    • Guidelines for T-shirt design and separation
    • Screen mesh selection and stretching
    • Capillary film and direct emulsion coating
    • Exposure calculation
    • Ink preparation and mixing for different colored shirts
    • Dryer and press settings
    • Press setup & registration
    • Production and shop setup techniques
    • Equipment maintenance
    • Screen and ink cleanup
    • Remove stencil from mesh (reclaim)
    • General troubleshooting
    • Extensive Q & A's

    Each Textile Tech class takes place over a Friday and Saturday from 8:30 AM - 5 PM. We provide donuts and coffee in the morning, and lunch each day. We limit the class size to just 12 students to ensure each participant gets ample printing time and personal attention. 

    Visit to see the class schedule, or call 314-382-9300 for more details.