Screen Printing Workshop
Screen printing is a technique suitable both for artistic and industrial printing, as the same printing method can be used on a variety of materials and with a large number of inks. The method has been widely used among activists as it enables swift production of small-edition posters or t-shirts. In the screen printing workshop, students can work with screen printing on paper and textiles, and prepare frames for printing on glass, plastic, metal, etc. Models are made directly on drawing film and digitally.
An introductory course in screen printing is offered each term and once a year there is an open workshop on a special theme. The workshop works continually with students in individual projects with an emphasis on individualised instruction and technical experiments.
The screen printing workshop strives to be as environmentally friendly as possible. All paints and inks are water-based, and paint separators are installed next to every sink.
The workshop comprises an archive of screen prints, samples of various works and manuals for working in the screen printing workshop.
Maria Lilja, Lecturer in Fine Art
Equipment and techniques
- The workshop is equipped with 3 screen printing tables in various sizes; 120x190cm, 120x160cm and 100x125cm and include light table, wash rooms and drying cupboards able to accommodate frames up to 170x125cm.
- There are some 60 screen frames in various thread counts and sizes.
- To process original images, there are 3 computers equipped with, among others, Adobe Creative Suite, an A3 scanner Epson GT-15000, an A3 laser printer HP Color Laser Jet CP5225, an A2 inkjet printer Epson Stylus Pro 4800, access to an Epson large-format printer for photo and transparent film. The workshop has a large table for handling paper with paper cutters and graphic hutches.