Ever wanted to make custom shirts for your sports team, charity event, club or family reuntion? How about for a fundraiser or as an add-on for your Kickstarter project? Maybe you even want to start a T-Shirt business! Learn how to make shirts and other items cheaply and easily with a heat press and transfers.
In this class, you'll learn how inkjet and plastisol transfers are made, how to make them yourself, or where to have them custom made for you fast and cheap. We'll explore other things you can do with a heat press like foils, dye sublimation and combining heat press applications with traditional screen printing methods. You will learn about and use several different heat presses, including the Geo Knight DK20 in the Artisan's Asylum screen printing area.
Students will leave the class with a thourough understanding of how to use a heat press and the many applications this tool has in garment decoration. Each student will also recieve 20 one-color transfers with their custom art or text!
Students will be familiar with the use and operation of clamshell style heat presses including the DK20 in the Asylum screen printing area.
Students must be at least 18 years of age.
Students have the option of getting 20 one-color transfers made from their artwork. (Submitted ahead of time.) Interested students should register using the General Admission + Transfers ticket.
Students also have the option of taking the class and not printing a run. The General Admission (No Transfers) registration fee eliminates the cost of materials.
What to Bring:
Students should bring shirts or other items if they want to press them, or they can buy them on site for a nominal fee if desired.
Mark Cathro has used Kickstarter to both launch, and continue to build ArmorClass10.com, a site dedicated to clothing gamers the world over. By day he is a mild mannered IT guy, by night an internet thousand-aire.
This one-day workshop will run Saturday, November 23, 1-5pm.
REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than three days in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.
CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.
When & Where
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a 40,000 sq. ft. member-based non-profit community fabrication center located in Somerville MA, dedicated to making creativity a way of life. Our mission is to support and promote the teaching, learning and practicing of design & fabrication by offering:
* Shared design and fabrication tools and equipment in our various community workshops.
* A large range of publicly-accessible classes offered by local artisans.
* Various monthly membership structures allowing access to our facility.
* On-site studio and storage rentals allowing members to create and store projects on-site.
* Hosting local craft-related events to help encourage DIY culture and community craftsmanship.