Screen Print Workshop @ Print Club London / by Oliver Craddock

As one part in “OliOMG’s never-ending quest for infinite knowledge (an occasional series)”, screen printing is something I’ve always wanted to do. As a self taught designer, I didn’t get the luxury of experimenting with different printing process’ and the such at University, so a few christmas’ ago, I asked for my own screen printing kit. It was great! I took it all out of the box, looked at it for a bit, and by boxing day it was all safely away at the bottom of a cupboard never to be seen again. It seems however that screen printing wasn’t taking this lying down. Fast forward a few christmas’ later and I’m presented with a voucher for a one day screen printing workshop at Print Club London. Awesome! And so…

…months pass. 11 months to be precise. In fact so much time passes my voucher runs out! Thankfully though, this didn’t seem to be a problem and after what seems like an eternity of time, I finally went. And what more can I say but just how brilliant it all was? Well, I could also say Im an idiot for leaving it so long! I had a great day and learnt a lot from how to put emulsion on a screen, exposing a print, using halftone effects for a one colour print, all the way up to using a squeegee and making a print! I took a logo in with me I had been working on a few months back, but people were getting some awesome results with photographs it made me wish Id perhaps tried something a little more complex. All in all though, I had a great day, and I’d highly recommend anyone giving it a go and also taking the workshop! I’m now off to see what happened to that kit I had for christmas… oh, and to also decorate my TV!