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JUNE 21 & 22, 2024 @ Mirror Image
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Presented to you by the partnership of SPSI & INK KITCHEN.  This event is an educational seminar with experts in their fields. This is a limited event, so register early to get your spot at this one of a kind event.

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This event is designed for you, the production screen printer. We have filled the schedule with content, not a sales pitch. The modest admission is to cover some costs, and more importantly make a contribution to Bay-Cash, non-profit. This is a local organization having a positive impact on the growing number of homeless young people in Massachusetts. 

We recognize that everyone is operating on a limited schedule, so we are giving people the option of a one day or two day session.  

All training and seminars will be done on equipment at Mirror Image shop.  Mirror Image is a full production shop with an MHM Synchroprint 5000, MHM Synchroprint 3000, MHM X Type Plus, Douthitt CTS, Tajima Embroidery, and much more.

This is a limited event so register soon. 

Register Today

Pricing if registered before June 7:
(extremely affordable because of our sponsorship)

Friday, June 21 only is $129 per person 
Both Days Friday & Saturday is $179 per person
Saturday June 22 only is $79 per person

Registration after June 7:
Friday, June 21 only is $179 per person 
Both Days Friday & Saturday is $229 per person
Saturday June 22 only is $129 per person

DAY 1:   Friday, June 21

8:30am-9:00am:  Meet and Greet - we'll have coffee, bagels & donuts

9:00am-10:00am - Pick your session to start your day

  • Exploring AI's Impact on the Apparel Industry (more)
    Michelle Moxley 
  • Poster Printing (more) - Andy MacDougall
  • Pre-press / Proper Screen Making (more) - Greg Jensen, Saati

10:00am-12:00pm - Proper set up on your automatic - (more)
Tony Palmer, Palmprint Consulting

12:00pm - Break for Lunch - Catered lunch
sponsored by Avient Corporation

1:00pm - 2:00pm- Pick your session to start the afternoon

  • Exploring AI's Impact on the Apparel Industry (more)
    Michelle Moxley 
  • Poster Printing (more) - Andy MacDougall
  • Pre-press / Proper Screen Making (more) - Greg Jensen, Saati

2:00pm-3:30pm- Set up on press /  Using the skills we have explored in the previous sessions, we will explore how to determine optimal color order and blade selection. On press settings can ensure a smooth print run with minimal spread and pick up. We also will explore how the flash settings and pressure adjustments can make a job run easier. (more)
Tony Palmer, Palmprint

3:30pm- 5:00pm - Special Effects Printing
John Magee, Avient Corporation

5:00pm-7:00pm - BBQ / Beverages & Band sponsored by
Avient Corporation

DAY 2:   Saturday, June 22 

8:30am-9:00am Meet and Greet - we'll have coffee, bagels & donuts

9:00am-12:00pm - Pick your session to start your day

Hands on Screen Printing on the MHM Automatic - (more)
Tony Palmer, Palmprint

  • Start off in the screen room setting up jobs
  • Small groups will each set up their own job on press 
  • Set up specialty prints on press

Hands on Poster Printing - (more)
Andy MacDougall

12:00pm - Break for Lunch - Catered lunch provided

1:00pm- 3:00pm - More set up on press, specialty prints, getting the best underbase (more)

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SPEAKERS

Tony Palmer,  Palmprint

Tony Palmer

Tony has more than 30 years experience in garment decoration ranging from manual screen printing on hand carousels to the operation of multi-color automatic presses. He has helped shops all over the world elevate their 3 P's (processes, production, and profit) Not only is Tony an experienced printer, but he has a unique ability to share his knowledge with others, no matter their skill level. He has not received a degree in education, but we still like to call him the Professor of Screen Printing. 

Michelle Moxley, Consultant

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Michelle Moxley, is a seasoned research, development, and innovation expert with a rich background in the apparel and fashion industries. She is skilled in screen and special effects printing, digital printing, separations, design, manufacturing optimization, and textiles. She has worked as a development artist for Nike and the Jordan brand, Gildan’s Honduras R&D embellishment manager, Virus Waterbase, and M&R Co.'s Director of Innovation. She's now exploring the massive impact of AI on our industry. You can get a glimpse of her insights in the °F AI - The Apparel Embellishment Industry AI Vlog @https://shorturl.at/bcfhV

John Magee, Avient Ink

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John Magee is a seasoned screen printer with a career spanning over three decades. He began his journey in the early 90s, embracing the evolving technology in the industry, from traditional photographic dark rooms to computer output films and precision printing techniques. John has extensive experience in printing on various substrates, including fabric, wood, and metal. Currently, John serves as the Senior Technical Service Representative for Avient Specialty Inks. In this role, he travels across North America, providing support for Wilflex, Rutland, Union, QCM, Zodiac, and Magna inks.

Greg Jensen, Saati

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Saati - Living innovations as a collaborative process that crosses technologies, industries, positions and countries.at SAATI. We create technical precision fabrics, manufactured from synthetic fibers, and chemical products. We design and produce mesh components, in almost any shape, based on our customers' requirements. We add special and proprietary finishing treatments to our fabrics to modify their characteristics, improve their properties and enhance their performances.

Andy MacDougall, TMI 

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Andy MacDougall is a long time graphic and industrial screenprinter who loves printing FLATSTOCK fine art and music posters. He’s an Academy of Screen and Digital Printing Technology member since 2007, author of ’Screenprinting today, the Basics', and executive publisher/champion of ‘A History of Screenprinting’. You may have seen him live printing souvenir fundraising posters at Impressions events or Flatstock shows, and he is a regular columnist and podcaster for Screenprinting Magazine with ‘Art, Ad, or Alchemy?’ interviewing screenprinters from all sectors of our magical part of the printing universe. Functional to fabric to flatstock, and everything in between.

Rick Roth, Mirror Image / Ink Kitchen

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Most of you out there in the screen printing world either know Rick, or you have seen him somewhere, either at a trade show with Ink Kitchen, or possibly a youtube video.  Rick is a master screen printer himself, an educator, a philanthropist, music aficionado, and all around good guy. Rick is not scheduled to present, but if you are attending this event, you need to introduce yourself to Rick. He has a lifetime of printing experience and is willing to share his knowledge. We can't thank him enough for opening his shop up to us for this event!

SPONSORS

All print jobs run at this seminar are with Rutland Products / Avient Specialty Inks

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T-Shirts provided by Jerzees
One of the most trusted brands in the industry!

JERZEES

At SAATI, we’re passionate about innovation and service.

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Offering Custom Screen Printing Frames, Pre-Stretching and Re-Stretching Services & Other Screen Printing Supplies

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Over 40 years of proven technology - Newman Roller Frames manufactured by Stretch Devices

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Douthitt's high-quality screen printing equipment is in shops all over the world!

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SPSI has been in the printing industry for almost 50 years!

Perfection in Screenprinting Innovation, Quality, Reliability, Synergies

MHM Screenprinting

Ink Kitchen is dedicated to providing resources and educational opportunities for professionals in the printing industry.

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Location

  • Mirror Image - 190 Exchange St, Pawtucket, RI,  02860
  • Questions? You can Live Chat with us or email us: marketing@spsi.com
  • Hotels in the area
  • Hampton Inn Pawtucket - 2 George Street, Pawtucket, RI 401-723-6700 (3 min. drive to Mirror Image)
  • Omni Providence One Exchange Street, Providence, RI 02903 - 401-598-8000 (10-12 min. drive to Mirror Image)
  • We have no hotel rooms blocked off but there are a number of great hotels in Providence which is  a short drive to Pawtucket.

Parking

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To the west of Mirror image

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CHARITIBLE CONTRIBUTION

We are supporting a very small organization BAY-CASH, which is overseeing a direct cash transfer program for youth and young adults experiencing homelessness which is likely to have a great positive impact on the growing number of homeless young people. The program is being formed with some of the best folks working to end homelessness.

It will be launching soon: https://www.baycash.org

BAYCASH

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Exploring AI's Impact on the Apparel Industry

Michelle Moxley

Discover the current state of AI and its transformative impact on the apparel industry. In this presentation, you will learn how to leverage AI tools to streamline repetitive tasks, such as identifying color counts, print methods for your sales team, and accessing/optimizing factory data from your production. Gain insights on enhancing customer offerings through AI-powered solutions. Whether you're new to AI or have already started your journey, this session will provide actionable steps to improve efficiency and workflow and stay ahead in the rapidly evolving apparel landscape. Don't miss this opportunity to future-proof your business and unlock the full potential of AI.

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Poster Printing 

Andy MacDougall

Andy will be setting up and running a special poster showing in detail the differences and similarities between textile and flatstock printing, setting up on an easily made vacuum table, and discussing opportunities for textile printers to expand their merch game - posters for touring bands can be part of the package, and an opportunity to expand your product line with minimal additions to equipment. Besides, it’s fun.

Friday session #1 - Setting up the vacuum table, similarities and differences between textile and flatstock, registration and make ready. Print 1st color 

Session #2 - Print 2nd color - registering a second color, tricks to keep ink from drying in

Saturday's session- Print 3rd color - more Q & A, let people pull prints work on putting together different prints

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Printing Techniques

Tony Palmer

Session  1:  Join Tony as we walk through the theory of optimal settings on an automatic press.Learn how selecting the correct mesh counts has an impact on the efficiency of the final print run, understand how the hardness of squeegee blades interacts with the printability of wet on wet printing and explore the impacts our pre-press decisions have on the ease
 of a print run.

Session 2: Using the skills we have explored in the previous sessions, we will explore how to determine optimal colour order and blade selection. On press settings can ensure a smooth print run with minimal spread and pick up. We explore how Flash settings and pressure adjustments can make a job run easier.

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Special Effects Printing


John will be going over best practices and some great special effects that can be acheived on press. We will be sharing with you shortly some of the prints he will be working on at this seminar.

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Screen Making Essentials

Afternoon Session: 

Using the skills we have explored in the previous sessions, we will explore how to determine optimal colour order and blade selection. On press settings can ensure a smooth print run with minimal spread and pick up. We explore how Flash settings and pressure adjustments can make a job run easier.Tony Palmer

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Hands On Experience - Day 2

Morning Session: 

Starting right off at the pre-press, hands on making screens with the theories discussed in
Day 1. Then taking these jobs from art to press.* Separations* Screen Coating : discussion of EOM (emulsion over mesh) * Computer to Screen demo: Going to work on the Douthitt CTS to transfer separations, then expose.

Afternoon Session: In-depth hands on set up on press, specialty prints, getting the best underbase.Find the optimal settings for: * Artwork* MeshBlade* Pressure*
AngleBright whites are a large part of what we do, learn how to find the ‘minimum’ settings for a perfect underbase.

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me -  Steve Southard  ssouthard@spsi.com