Ryonet Offers May, June Startup Screen-Print Experience Classes

April 6, 2018

Ryonet Corp., Vancouver, Wash., is offering a unique opportunity for industry novices to start their journeys into screen printing guided by industry veterans in a real shop.

The Ryonet Screen Print Experience classes are two-day sessions that are held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and lunch is provided. Attendees will experience every step of the process, from creating artwork to catching a shirt as it comes off the dryer.

In addition to instruction, participants also get a Ryonet screen-printing class book. Admission includes a variety of shirts, including those made from tri-blends, 100% cotton and polyester, provided by leading manufacturers BELLA + CANVAS, Next Level Apparel, Hanes and Jerzees.

The class begins with prepress and dark-room topics, including basic artwork and color separations; film output options; choosing an emulsion and coating a practice screen; using a preregistration template; burning a screen; screen-washout techniques; related software programs; and cleanup.

The curriculum then shifts to hands-on printing experience using plastisol, water-based and specialty inks for spot color, four-color process, simulated process and foil applications.

The May and June schedules are as follows:

May 2018
San Pedro, Calif.: May 11-12
Shreveport, La.: May 11-12
Chicago: May 18-19
Portland: May 19-20
Keller, Texas: May 18-19

June 2018
San Leandro, Calif.: June 10-11
Los Angeles: June 9-10
Naples, Fla.: June 15-16
Farmingdale, N.Y.: June 22-23
Cincinnati: June 22-23

Each class is limited to 20 participants. The cost is $299.99 per student, and a discounted rate is offered for three or more spots purchased by the same company. Class dates are subject to change. Click here for the latest class dates. — J.L.