Water-Based Printing Summit

September 20 to 21, 2019
5201 Luce Ave, Bldg. 243-A, McClellan, CA, USA

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SGIA Member    $299
Non-Member     $399

Who Should Attend

Business Owners, Production Managers and Operators, Pre-Press


Johnny Shell




Registration Deadline

Sep 19, 2019, 12:00 PM

Hosted by: Motion Textile, Inc.
McClellan, CA

Experience water-based printing like never before. Learn to work with the latest technology in water-based ink, from traditional to special effects to HSA. Matsui and Virus, the best in the industry converge for this first-of-its-kind event – two days of talks and printing demonstrations in a state-of-the-art production environment.

Day 1: 

Presenters will guide you through the science of water-based inks, requirements, recommended production parameters, best practices for art preparation, proper screen parameters and chemicals, the influence of the shirt fabric, and steps to integrate water-based inks into your production floor.  

Day 2: 

Attendees will see first-hand a variety of printing techniques through a series of on-press demonstrations and learn about essential press parameters required for success.   

Do not miss your chance, access is limited.


Tom Davenport

Tom Davenport
Motion Textile

Jesse Martinez

Jesse Martinez
Screen Printing and DTG Sales Manager
Matsui International

Beppe Quaglia Headshot

Beppe Quaglia
Virus Inks

Johnny Shell

Johnny Shell
Vice President of Print Technology & Training

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*Agenda Subject to Change 

(US Pacific Daylight Time) 

Friday, September 20, 2019

9:00 AM to 9:15 AM - Introduction to WB/Camp 

9:15 AM to 10:15 AM - Types of Water-Based Inks (Matsui) - Understand the differences between water-based inks (discharge, HSA) and the printing techniques that are achievable. Get insight in the major requirements for integrating water-based inks into a production workflow.

10:15 AM to 10:45 AM - Break 

10:45 AM to 11:45 AM - Print Production - This segment will dissect various multi-color prints (manual and automatic) including 4-Color Process, Simulated Process, and printing on light and dark garments. You’ll also learn about color mixing systems and matching color for light and dark garments. 

11:45 AM to 12:15 PM - Screens for Water-Based Inks (SPSI) - Learn about the unique requirements of printing water-based inks, including recommended mesh counts, stencil systems, proper exposure, and press parameters to achieve optimum results.  

12:15 PM to 1:45 PM - Lunch 

1:45 PM to 2:45 PM - Special Effect Water-Based Inks (Virus) - Learn about water-based special effect inks, and the results you can achieve using a little creativity, and the capabilities of special effect inks.

2:45 PM to 3:30 PM - Selecting the Right Shirt (B+C) - There’s more to printing water-based ink than just the ink. Discover important factors to consider when printing with water-based ink. Get a review of popular styles and colors available from B+C. 

3:30 PM to 4:00 PM - Break 

4:00 PM to 4:45 PM - Putting it All Together (Sanmar) - By now, you’ve absorbed a lot of content, and that’s good. But, there’s more! This session will make the case for water-based inks and discuss the advantages of integrating them into your production floor. Get some key selling points when talking with customers. 

4:45 PM to 5:00 PM - Closing remarks 

6:00 PM -7:00 PM - Evening Event  

Saturday, September 21, 2019 

9:00 AM to 9:15 AM - Introduction to Day 2 WB/Camp - Day 2 will be a free-flowing agenda where you’re in charge. Visit with a variety of demo stations to help you with questions about screen making and see demonstrations on a variety of printing techniques (discharge, simulated process, special effects, etc.) on both manual and automatic presses. Take the opportunity to talk more about the business end of the spectrum and some of the soft goods that are available. 

9:15 AM to 10:15 AM – On-Press Demonstration 1 

10:15 AM to 10:45 AM - Break 

10:45 AM to 12:30 PM - On-Press Demonstrations 2 

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM- Lunch 

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM - On-Press Demonstrations 3 

3:30 PM to 4:00 PM - Closing Remarks 
Logistics icon-accordion-arrow
The two-day WB/Camp workshop hosted by Motion Textile will take place at their state-of-the-art production environment outside of Sacramento. On-site parking is available.

Motion Textile, Inc.
5201 Luce Ave, Bldg. 243-A
McClellan, CA 95652

The nearest airport is Sacramento International Airport (SMF). Approximately 17 miles from McClellan.