Catspit Productions is now proud to offer a limited selection of screenprinting classes, in shop training, and demonstrations. It has been a long time in the making but finally I am able to offer some basic training in a classroom type situation. That was the problem until recently. I didn’t have a place to hold any kind of classes. Obviously when RANAR heard about this they were happy to invite me to hold classes sat their location in El Segundo. They even made it so the cost of the class could be put toward qualifying equipment purchases. I thought that was pretty cool. So in addition to the class at RANAR I am also offering training in your shop as well as on site printing demonstrations.
So the classes at RANAR will be held on certain dates only and most often after trade shows in the area. Since I am coming to teach the class personally, we needed to make it a twofold trip. I get to come work the shows with RANAR and then I can stay to teach some classes. It works out well for me that way. If you are interested in learning more about the classes at RANAR or the other Catspit training options, please visit the website’s new Classes & Training page.
The onsite training and demos will remain constant on the page but the RANAR classes will periodically change or even be on hold depending on the scheduling at that time. You can predict that in most cases where there is a screen printing trade show in Long Beach I will come in to do the show and teach a class or two. Anyway, the class page will be dynamic and you can always learn about class dates here on the blog too. The next scheduled class at RANAR is;
Screen Printing 101, Introduction to Printing Tee Shirts
When – January 23rd, 2012. The Monday after the ISS Long Beach Show
Where – Ranar Mfg Co. Inc., 149 Lomita Street, El Segundo, CA 90245
Individual Fee – $175
2 Individuals Fee – $250
Duration – 8 hour day with lunch break
Course materials: In this introductory class you will learn about the tools needed to screen print tee shirts. Jonathan will walk you through the process explaining what you need to do the job and what it will cost to get set up. Here you can get a good understanding of the process from art to the printed tee shirt. Jonathan will discuss the equipment required, the space needed and the supplies that will be used. You’ll get to learn about artwork, film output, screen making, setting up on press, printing, and even reclaiming. You will coat a screen, washout a 1 color stencil, reclaim a screen and print some 4 color shirts to take home. For the printing part of the class we will have a 4 color design to set up and print. The shirts you print yourself are yours to take home. What makes this class even better is if you decide to buy equipment, you get to deduct the cost of the class from qualifying purchases. Feel free to bring your own packed lunch if you like but lunch & refreshments will be provided at RANAR.