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Price: $199.00
Part No: EXWB052017
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Water Based Screen Printing Class
Saturday, May 20th

Initial Attendee is ... $199 **Early Bird Special $149.00 Ends 05/05/17
Each Add'l Attendee is $99 (SAVE $100)

Sponsored by: Atlas Screen Supply
Instructor: Dave Gehrich - Industry Expert & Vice President of Atlas Screen Supply
Location: 9353 Seymour Avenue, Schiller Park, IL 60176
Times: Saturday May 20th 9am-4pm

Learn how to screen print water based inks during this 1 day, hands-on learning course. This class is for screen printers currently using plastisol inks but who would also like to understand water based screen printing, how water based differs from plastisol printing, and how to integrate water based inks into the production cycle. This class is an in-depth instruction on the process of water based printing and learning to understand the unique properties of water based inks.

Class Topics:

• Understanding the difference between plastisol, water based, and discharge inks
• Proper Chemicals, Supplies, Equipment and Fabrics
• Water Based & Discharge Ink Printing Techniques
• How to Integrate Water Based Inks into the Production Cycle
• Production and Multi-Color Jobs
• Manual vs. Automatic Printing
• 4 Color Process Printing on Light & Dark Garments
• Color Mixing Systems, Color Matching, and Understanding Color Formulas for Light vs. Dark Garments
• Discharge Inks & Special Effects
• Environmental Factors in Shops & How to Combat Them
• Marketplace and Compliance
• Employee Safety

This class will not cover the basics of screen printing, including how to coat a screen and multi-color registration. For a full understanding of the entire screen printing process and how to start a business, please register for The Complete Screen Printing Business Course.

About the Instructor:

Dave Gehrich has been involved in the screen printing industry since the age of 10 years old, starting his career working in his uncle’s shop cleaning screens. He then became a professional point-of-purchase printer for a Midwest drug store chain until he was invited to join Intercontinental Chemical Corporation (ICC Chemicals) as a Technical Representative. Over a span of more than two decades, Dave traveled the country as the Vice President of ICC offering technical advice on screen cleaning and processing methods, while developing several products still used in the industry today.

In 2013, Dave accepted the invitation to become the Vice President of Atlas Screen Supply, assisting in developing additional technical support and educational offerings to the textile decorating industry. Dave continues to regularly visit shops throughout the Midwest, introducing them to the latest printing techniques and helping them troubleshoot the challenges they face. Dave’s goal for the 25+ years he has served the screen printing industry is to offer and develop the most accessible, relatable and sustainable solutions.

You must be at least 16 years of age to attend this class due to Child Labor Laws
Cancellation Policy: Receive a full refund when you cancel at least 3 weeks prior to the class date. If you cancel within the 3 weeks, you may reschedule for the following class or choose to receive a credit towards future orders.Cancellations within 24 hours will not receive a refund or credit.

Comfort Suites

4200 N. River Road
Schiller Park, IL, 60176
Phone: (847) 233-9000
Fax: (847) 233-0842
Distance 0.3 mi

Hampton Inn
3939 North Mannheim Road
Schiller Park, IL 60176
Phone: (847) 671-1700
Distance: 1.3 mi

Doubletree Hotel
5460 N River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: (847) 292-9100
Distance: 1.9 mi

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