What do all Hen and Stag do nights have? T-shirts! Why not have fun learning how to screen print your own t-shirts with a custom design. Its an original fun and creative way to kit yourselves out for your big night. Newbury is a great place to have a Hen or Stag do with the races just accross the road Squeegee & Ink could be the perfect idea to complete your day out. I would love to show you and your freinds how to print your own shirts.
Just in case you were looking for inspiration when it came to colours now people can use the table (once the glass goes on) to smear on ink and match the right colours. Plus it makes a colourful addition to the studio.
The screens need to be dried quite carefully in a dust free and warm environment. So I have invested in a mini de-humidifier and heater and am building this wall mounted drying rack to hold up to 16 screens of different sizes. With the extractor fan I hope I can make it the perfect drying room this weekend. Just sanding and screwing these in and going to paint them up in the morning. I have also made a squeegee holder to keep them all organised and neat.
The workshop vouchers are all printed now and will be on sale online soon. The workshops will run twice or three times a week and the class sizes will be limited to 5 people to make sure they are high quality and everybody gets lots of attention. I have already bought the studio card for printing on and will be testing the workshops out on friends and family soon to make sure they are perfect and run smoothly. Here is what they look like! They would make a great Christmas present!
I printed my aprons on the carousel with the logo today. It was really easy to get into a rhythm and register them accurately on the platen (the board that holds the shirts in place). I also used the heat press which gets hot in no time and I printed and cured all 13 in less than an hour. The heat press can be used for transfer papers too, where you print the design using an inkjet printer and then just use the press to transfer the image directly onto the fabric. I haven't tried this yet, but will soon...