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Specialty Graphic Imaging Association

Totally T-Shirts! Garment Screen Printing: Basic to Advanced Workshop (Fairfax, VA)

Whether you're new to the screen printing industry, or a seasoned professional, this workshop is designed to give you lots of knowledge and plenty of new ideas and techniques. Let SGIA help build your garment decoration business:

  • Improve your screen printing quality
  • Gain valuable insight into techniques that set industry leading shops far above the rest
  • Take control of artwork and produce stunning results
  • Master the latest, most innovative inks and printing techniques such as simulated process, water-based inks, special effects, gels, glitters and foils

This class is designed for shops that want to step up their game to become professional and profitable garment screen printers.

Who Should Attend: 
Company Owners
Pre-press Team
Production Managers
Workflow Team
What will you learn: 

You’ll leave this workshop with a complete understanding of each step in the process necessary for stunning print results. This intensive 3-day workshop offers the full range of training and printing including:

  • Advanced screen making techniques using the latest high-tech equipment
  • Artwork and separations
  • Press setup and registration
  • Critical factors to consider when using plastisol, water-based, discharge, burnout, and more
  • Parameters for proper flashing and curing
  • Advanced printing techniques (simulated, four-color process, special effects)
  • Print variables and how to control them
  • Proper squeegee selection, print stroke speed and angle
  • Print troubleshooting
  • Production tips and tricks to increase efficiency, throughput, and yield

Get up close, personal instruction from industry veteran Charlie Taublieb, a recognized expert in decorated apparel. Registration includes all workshop materials and lunch daily.


This workshop takes place in SGIA's state-of-the-art laboratory located in Fairfax, Virginia (a suburb of Washington, DC). Minimum class size requirements must be met 30 days prior to workshop start date in order to hold workshop. SGIA Registration/Cancellation Policies.

SGIA may on occasion take photographs and/or video of its program participants for use in print materials or by electronic methods. Your entry into SGIA facilities, participation in SGIA programs or participation in SGIA events grants permission for SGIA to use these photographs and/or video in its marketing and public relations efforts.