Setting Up a Screen Printing Studio
Beginner | 12 min
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You don’t need an expensive or elaborate studio space to create successful screen prints. Mixed media artist Hilary Williams talks you through setting up a basic home studio space. You will learn how to create a printing board, how to set up your space to make clean prints, what tools you will need have on hand, and how to practice good studio cleanup habits.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Rope for hanging line
  • Clothespins
  • Paper
  • Screen-printing squeegee
  • Frisket or tracing paper for stencils
  • Ruler
  • Silkscreen
  • Exacto Knife
  • Pencil
  • 2 Hinge clamps
  • Screws
  • Screwdriver
  • Sticky-backed rubber feet
  • MDF Board cut to fit largest screen and smallest screen (size shown in class: 24” x 32”)
  • Masking tape
  • Rags
  • Packing tape
  • Ink
  • Spatula for cleanup
  • Spoons for mixing ink
  • Cutting mat
  • Canvas dropcloth (or other protective covering for work surface)
  • Apron
Learn how to:
  • Create your own printing board using MFA board, hinge clamps, and a printing screen
  • Gauge correct squeegee size
  • Keep materials on hand for quick printing
  • Hang a fresh print to dry
  • Use a spatula to pick up ink
  • Properly wash a screen
What you’ll get:
  • Learn how to set up your own studio by making a printing board, hinge clamps, and a printing screen
  • 3 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from artist Hilary Williams
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Catherine Parker
Great tips for getting started with screen printing. Love this instructor!
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Lauren Kitchens
Great details - very informative
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