Totally T-Shirts! Apparel Screen Printing (Fairfax, VA)

November 4 to 6, 2020
Fairfax, VA

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SGIA Member  $449.25
Non Member    $599


Who Should Attend

Company Owners, Pre-press Team, Production Operators and Managers, Screen Makers


Johnny Shell

Whether you're new to screen printing t-shirts, or a seasoned professional, this workshop is designed to give you lots of new ideas and plenty of practice with advanced techniques. Let SGIA help build your garment decoration business with new skills and knowledge

Gain valuable insight into techniques that set 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 intensive 3-day workshop offers the full range of training and hands-on printing including:

  • Advanced screen making techniques using the latest high-tech equipment
  • Artwork and separations
  • Press setup and registration
  • Critical facts for using plastisol, water-based discharge, special effect, and more
  • Parameters for proper flashing and curing
  • Advanced printing techniques (simulated, four-color process, special effects)
  • 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 with 30+ years of experience. Registration includes all workshop materials and lunch daily.

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.

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Charlie Taublieb has been in the screen printing industry since 1976, and heads up Taublieb Consulting in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Taublieb has worked with shops in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Since 1980, Charlie has conducted workshops and seminars throughout the world.

Charlie owned Great American Screen Designs in Brooklyn, New York and later started Bullseye Screen Printing Supplies in Denver, Colorado, a screen printing supply company that specialized in textile printing.

He works with companies on designing their plant layout, helps with equipment purchasing decisions, training, printing techniques and procedures to assure quality and repeatability of work.

Charlie Taublieb is a member of the Academy of Screen Printing Technology, an international body of experts which honors qualified individuals through election to membership for their distinguished, long-term contributions to, and application and promotion of, screen and digital printing and associated imaging technologies for graphic, textile, industrial and electronic printing applications.

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Day 1

9:00 AM - Introductions

9:15 AM -
 Artwork Templates/Pre-Registration & Film Output Options

10:00 AM -

10:15 AM - 
Mesh, Frames, Tensioning Systems

12:00 PM -

1:00 PM -
 Mesh Preparation & Degreasing

1:30 PM -
 Stencil Systems & Application
  • Sensitizing Emulsion
  • Stencil Application
  • Automatic Coating
  • Manual Coating
  • Capillary Film
  • Thick Film
2:30 PM - Break

2:45 PM - 
Quality Control Tools
  • Stripping Film
3:15 PM - Exposure Principles & Calculation

4:15 PM -
 Screen Make Ready

Day 2

9:00 AM - Squeegee Selection & Maintenance

10:00 AM -
 Manual Press Setup & Registration

11:00 AM -

11:15 AM - 
Automatic Press Setup & Registration

12:00 PM - 

1:00 PM
 - Inks
  • Plastisol & Water Based Inks
  • Mixing Systems
  • Special Effect
  • Ink Curing
2:00 PM - Printing Hands-On (Vector Art)> 3:30 pm - Break

3:45 PM - 
Printing Hands-On (Four-Color Process)

Day 3

9:00 AM - Printing Hands-On (Simulated Process)

10:15 AM -

10:30 AM -
 Printing Hands-On (Special Effects)

12:00 PM -

1:00 PM -
 The Business of Business
  • Production Forms
  • Quality Control Forms
  • Pricing/Costing
  • Sales
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Air Travel Plans

If you are traveling by air, plan to arrive the day before the workshop begins. We recommend you do not schedule a flight departure before 6:00 pm on the last day of the class.

Fairfax, Virginia is a suburb of Washington, D.C. and is served by three major airports. It is strongly recommended that you book flights through Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), located approximately 15 miles from Fairfax. A second option is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), located approximately 18 miles from Fairfax. The third option is Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), which is approximately 50 miles from Fairfax.


Residence Inn Fairfax City

3565 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
2.3 miles from SGIA (7 mins)

Holiday Inn Express

10327 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030
2.3 miles from SGIA (7 mins)

Courtyard by Marriott Fair Oaks

11220 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030
2.6 miles from SGIA (8 mins)

Comfort Inn University Center

11180 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030
2.8 miles from SGIA (9 mins)

SpringHill Suite Fairfax Fair Oaks

11191 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
3.4 miles from SGIA (10 mins)

Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks

11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22033
6.1 miles from SGIA (13 mins)

Best Western Fairfax

3535 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
6.2 miles from SGIA (14 mins)

Please Note: Transportation to/from SGIA is not provided. 
Rental cars are available at all airport locations listed above as well as ride share options.