The one- to five-day courses are offered through the “Vastex University” arm of the company, and are designed to help screen printers improve any or all aspects of their businesses, from art preparation and screen making to printing and marketing, according to each student's level of expertise.
FAST-START™ Entry Level Classes are geared to students with little or no experience in screen printing, and cover the fundamentals of artwork preparation and of screen printing in one-day sessions.
PRO-SCREENER™ Intermediate and Advanced Classes range from a three-day A-to-Z class covering all aspects of screen printing, to five intensive one-day seminars on: advanced art preparation, boosting production and profit, simulated process printing on dark garments, water based and discharge printing, and advanced screen making.
Also offered is customized, onsite training of shop personnel for three to five days on any desired aspect of screen printing.
Vastex University instructors include Doug Grigar, Charlie Taublieb, Greg Kitson, Greg Gaardbo, Richard Greaves, Jeff Proctor, and others. According to Vasilantone, all are independent experts in the field of screen printing, not Vastex employees, to ensure that each is the most knowledgeable on any given subject. "Collectively, these instructors offer a greater amount of screen printing experience and technical expertise than available through any other venue," he says.
A schedule of class dates, locations, and tuitions ranging from $149 to $500, is posted at www.vastex.com/training. Registration can be made online or by phone at 800/482-7839.