Independence.

Open Studio is setup for paper or fabric screen printers, using water-based inks, that need a dedicated space and equipment to work on their own projects independently. There are Skill Modules available for additional training, and I am available to give advice on printing issues that may come up. My mission is to make sure you are successful, the equipment is used properly, and the studio is kept in good condition for the benefit of everyone. This is not a drop-in situation and you must have experience.

OPEN STUDIO REQUEST

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GENERAL HOURS Monday-Friday 10:00am-4:00pm

$16/HOUR Includes your own print station, use of screens and materials for coating, prepping and reclaiming.

SPEEDBALL INK $1.25/OZ Fabric and paper inks are available, and you may bring your own if water-based. PLASTISOL INKS ARE NOT ALLOWED.

FILM FEES 8.5x11=$2, 11x17=$4, 13x19=$5, 18x24=$12, larger available on request

STUDIO ORIENTATION / FREE
This is for individuals that have previous screen printing experience, but have not taken the Intro Workshop. PLEASE NOTE This is not training, just making sure you know where supplies are located, exposure times, etc.

SKILL MODULES / $50 EACH
Includes 1 hour of Open Studio time.

Skill Modules may be added to cover  additional training or as a refreshing if you've taken the Intro Workshop within the past 2 years–or you have experience in another studio.

If it has been more than 2 years since you took the Intro Workshop or only  minimal experience, you are required to take the Intro Workshop.

You may only add 1 Skill Module per Open Studio session due to the time commitment.

Some exceptions may apply, please call to discuss. (303) 321-7101

SCREEN REGISTRATION / $50
Covers the necessary steps to align the screen for 1-color screen printing using your own art for either paper or fabric.  For fabric you will use a 1-arm manual press. For paper you will use the Speedball table clamps. Includes Ink Lounge doing the screen prep for this initial session.

SCREEN PREP / $50
Covers the necessary steps to create the stencil on the screen in order to screen print your image: selecting proper size and mesh count, emulsion & coating, exposing photo emulsion to create stencil, and reclaiming the screen (removing image) upon completion of printing.

REMINDERS

Open Studio is not a drop in situation, please fill out the form to request a time. You may also call to check availability, but a form is required to book session.

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.

Files must be submitted at the same time you request an appointment as computer station is currently unavailable to the public.

IMAGE RIGHTS USAGE

In order to use Open Studio all screen printers are required to adhere to the Ink Lounge policy.

Once form is submitted I will do my best to confirm within 1 business day.

EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES

Included in Hourly Studio Fee

SCREENS (20+) Aluminum screens 18x20 to 25x36 with mesh count from 110-230.

EXPOSURE UNITS (2) Each can expose a screen up to 30x40 with 8 minute exposure.

WASHOUT BOOTHS (2) Each have a garden hose for screen prep and pressure washer for reclaiming screens.

ULANO 925 WR EMULSION diazo-photopolymer emulsion that creates completely water resistant stencils that are very durable.

SQUEEGEES Multiple squeegees 70 durometer from 8 inch to 20 inch wide.

PRINT STATIONS (4) Approximately 8ft x 3ft bench with rolling carts.

TABLE CLAMPS Each station has a set of table clamps and you can print up to 18x24 prints.

DRYING RACKS Various sized drying racks on casters to move about as needed.

FABRIC PRESSES (4) 2 HBE 1 Color/1 Station Press and 2 HBE 4 Color/1 Station Press.

FLASH DRYER (1) Mobile heating element to flash between colors.

HEAT PRESSES (2) Sizes 15x15 and 16x20

2023 UPDATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

Open Studio continues to evolve based on demand, availability of time, and focus of the studio. My current goal is to have new changes posted by January 2023.

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