Screen Making Workshop Provides Learning Experience


screen_print-aLast week’s SGIA Workshop, “Screen Making: Basic to Professional,” provided students the opportunity to learn essential hands-on screen making skills from industry experts.

Dave Dennings of KIWO Inc. and Art Dobie of Sefar Printing Solutions Inc., were guest instructors at the Workshop, along with SGIA’s own Johnny Shell and Ray Greenwood. Together they presented by example the wide range of techniques required to ensure optimum screen quality while saving time and money.

During the five-day Workshop, attendees learned all the steps involved with making screens by participating in fundamental processes such as stretching, coating, and exposing their own screens.

“I think it’s absolutely wonderful,” says Workshop attendee Yvonne Smith of Cubbison Company. “It’s very informative, and I’ve learned a lot that I can take back to the company.”

“I came here not knowing too much about screen printing, so it’s been very enlightening,” says Tony Falcomeni of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. “It pretty much covered all the aspects of what I might run into.”

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For more details about upcoming SGIA Workshops, including the first Hands-On Dye Sublimation: Basic to Advanced Workshop (November 3-4, 2011), go to, Keyword: Events.