Screen Printing Classes in Los Angeles | Learn in 2 Days & You Can Open Your Own Store! | McLogan

McLogan Supply helps hundreds of customers a day with questions about screen printing. We have found that most of the questions we get asked are very similar in scope. Most revolve around how to start and build your own screen printing company and how to troubleshoot exposure and printing issues. With so many questions we have decided to offer an educational course on screen printing.We are thrilled to announce that we are now offering monthly screen printing classes. Attend our Screen Printing classes Academy and learn everything you need to know about screen printing. McLogan now has its own education room, dark room and we have an experienced and knowledgeable staff teaching the class.Ross Hunter has his own thriving screen printing, graphic design, and embroidery business. He specializes in marketing and training within the field, as well as management of the day to day operations. Let him teach and inspire you how to create/operate your own business.

Classes will be monthly on Friday & Saturday from 9am-5pm at our Los Angles location. The upcoming screen printing classes’ dates are all listed on our website.

Screen Print Class Los Angeles

Here’s What You Can Expect to be Covered in Class:

  1. Introduction to Art; Vector art with Photoshop, Jpeg, tiff, and bmp, spot color, separations, 4 color process, and assorted graphic programs.
  2. Films and Output; Why an ink jet printer? Inkjet RIP, plotters, density req.
  3. Screen Preparation; Frame & mesh selection, pre-stretched wood versus aluminum and pre-production paperwork.
  4. Setting up a Screen room; Racks, lighting, dehumidifiers and environment.
  5. Pre-press; Degreasing, emulsions, coating, drying, exposure and block-out.
  6. Setting Up a Job & Printing; Print order, registration, strike-offs and printing techniques.
  7. Curing Parameters; Flash temperatures, final cure parameters and testing.
  8. Production Tracking; Final counts, cleaning garments, misprints and filling out production reports for job repeatability and consistency.
  9. Additional Tips & Advice; Print placements, Photoshop separation guide, blends, puff ink tricks, curable reducers and assorted short cuts.

Class size is limited to 12 people, so sign up online to reserve your spot!

We look forward to further helping you reach your business goals and to establishing a great business partnership. See you in our education room soon!

McLogan at the Imprinted Sportswear Show: It’s the ISS Show Long Beach 2016

McLogan will be at the Imprinted Sportswear Show 2016 in Long Beach, CA

The next Imprinted Sportswear Show (ISS Show) is almost here!

January 22-24th, 2016, Long Beach, CA; visit McLogan’s booth #465.

We are so excited to debut all this at the show:

  • New Screen Printing Starter Kit; All-in-one starter kit can teach anyone how to screen print. Best news is everything you need to print comes in one box!
  • Monthly Screen Printing Classes; Learn how to screen print, with hands on, interactive lessons, led by Ross Hunter in our new education room. Artwork, burning a screen, printing and what not to do, so that you can run a thriving business.
  • Thermotron Heat Presses; The most affordable heat press on the market. Come see why we have been selling these machines like crazy!
  • Live screen printing of Permaset Waterbased inks on Friday;
  • Screen printing with International Coatings Plastisol inks on Saturday;
  • NFL Football game on Sunday at the Long Beach Convention Center.

Come to the ISS show to see why we pride ourselves in having the most personal, and knowledgeable staff to help you with your new or current business. Our business is a success, because of all of you; so come chat with us and see all the new products we have to offer. See you at ISS!

 

 

Los Angeles Trade Technical College for Sign Makers and Screen Printers

While Mclogan’s praises itself on being able to teach the “Average Joe” how to screen print and make signs there is another option for people wanting to learn this trade just a block away.  Los Angeles Trade Technical College offers screen printing as an elective in their Sign Graphic degree program.  The screen printing program is comprehensive and teaches students how to take their artwork and burn screens, all the way up to half-tone printing and 4 color process printing.

[New Screen Printing and Silk Screening classes Los Angeles enrollment now open. Pick your class today.]

Bert Johnson, a graphic designer, and art director who has been teaching and training students for over 30 years.  Every semester Johnson’s students are sent into Mclogan’s with a list of necessary screen printing tools.  Mclogan’s enjoys helping the new students get their required tools, while taking the time to further explain the screen printing process.

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Above, Bert Johnson, shows a student how the clamp keeps the screen in place.  With the right amount of pressure on the squeegee as it’s pulled, leaving the student with a clean print.

Below are pictures of students working on their own individual assignments.

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The class is meant to compliment the Sign Graphics curriculum and teach screen printing as a prospective business and not as a fine art. The class is structured to give students experience in creatively solving potential problems that might come up with client requirements. In addition to using water-based inks, students use plastisols and other solvent based inks. They are alsorequired to print on several substrates so they understand the diverse applications for screen printing in a print production setting.

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A student’s completed signs using Permaprint Red B/S. | Permaprint used in students’ poster project.

Permaprint Premium is a top selling waterbased ink for bright, eco friendly jobs.  It’s really such a versatile ink where you can almost print it on anything.
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Bryce Arpin prints on canvas. | The canvas is cut down and made into patches for bands.

Whether you are in school or just learning the business on your own, stop by Mclogan’s LA and we’ll help you with your next screen printing project.