Practice, print, repeat.

Open Studio is for water-based ink screen printers that are able to print independently without instruction including screen exposure and screen reclaiming. I am here to help print transparencies and give advice on printing issues that may come up where in the end my goal is to make sure you are efficient and successful – and the studio equipment is used properly and kept in good condition for the benefit of all screen printers.

$10 Hourly Fee Includes: your own printing area, use of Ink Lounge screens and materials for coating, prepping and reclaiming. Please read information below for additional fees on consumable items: inks, transparencies, paper, etc.

I also offer a $35 screen prep instruction/refresher option that you can add to your appointment: we will go over choosing the correct screen mesh, coating, exposing, reclaiming, plus some minor file set-up and printing transparencies. Please note: it does not cover registration or printing and will add about 45 minutes.

Open Studio Hours: Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm

Please fill out the Open Studio Request Form to get started. I will do my best to confirm within 1 business day.
If you need come in today or tomorrow, please call the studio to check availability: (303) 321-7101

Open Studio Fees

Printing Templates & Trapping Info

Download on Resource Page

Open Studio Rates

• $10/hr that includes your own printing table, use of screens, emulsion, exposure unit, wash-out booth, tape, etc.

1 hour minimum

$35: screen prep option fee if requested

Materials

You are required to bring your own materials to print on, although I do have a limited supply of 20x26 cover weight paper in many colors. Fee is$1/sheet which I can cut to smaller sizes. Call to check (303) 321-7101.

Ink

Ink: $1.25/oz | Jar is weighed before and after to charge accurately. You may bring your own as long as it is water-based –  plastisol is not allowed.

Transparencies

I only print transparencies for open studio printers and screen prep orders.

8.5x11=$2 | 11x17=$4 | 13x19=$5
NEW 18x24=$15

Screen Sizes Available

18x20 (approximately 10x12 image)
20x24 (approximately 12x16 image)
23x31 (approximately 15x23 image)
25x36 (approximately 18x24 image)

Reminders:

Open Studio is not a drop in situation as I often run workshops that take up the entire studio. But I will do my best to accommodate everyones schedule.

Please be on time as I stagger printers by 30 minutes so we don't have overlap in coating and exposing.

• Last pull at 30 minutes prior to studio closing in order to give you time to clean up, reclaim screens and/or heat set fabric items.

Your files need to be ready to print to transparencies with the exception of registration marks that I can help add. I do have some templates and more info on the resource page to assist you or the person helping you set up your final files.

Image Rights Please click to read as all are required to adhere to the policy

Entrance & Parking

The main entrance is located on the west side of the building, accessible through the alley. PLEASE NOTE: Alley entrance is only accessible from Ellsworth, between Fox and Galapago. Look for the big sign!

There are 3 spots available plus a 15 minute drop off/pick up spot. If they are full you can also street park and walk down the alley.

 

Please Call First: Weekdays, 10:00am–5:00pm | Address: 29 S Fox Street, Denver, CO 80223

Email: stu@inklounge.com | Phone: (303) 321-7101

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