I am proud to announce that DMI (Dhirubhai Mistry Institute) will be the first institute in the world to conduct 3 DAYS exclusive workshops on Textile (Direct-to-garment) Screen Printing for FREE.
The information given below will give you complete idea about the content of my next workshop scheduled 5 to 7 April 2012.
Register soon… Limited Seats…
In this workshop at DMI starting from 1st Dec to 3rd Dec, I am going to teach how to achieve 511 solid (pantone) colors in just 9 impressions.
This technique was developed by my Guru Michel Caza and he was quite generous to teach me when I was undergoing my training in his company Graficaza at France.
He named this technique “Caza Superimposition” where I remember he used to achieve 64 spot colors with only 6 impressions. But this research at DMI went even further where I developed how to achieve 511 spot color by just adding only 3 impressions more.
It would be a nightmare to print more than 100 special spot (solid pantone) colors and making 100 screens for each color. Its also difficult to stock and manage so many special colors.
Now its possible to do that using a special technique which I will be teaching in our coming workshop at DMI starting from 1st to 3rd December 2011.
In this workshop we are going to screen print around 100 different spot (Pantone colors) and also with few metallic spot colors on a calendar with just 9 impressions only.
Later we shall also add around 12 new UV special effects on the same calendar. One of the special effect out of that will be UV MIRROR INKS.
More over we will be also printing this calendar on a Transparent Plastic, Metallic Foil and a Rigid White Sun-board
This technique will be shown at DMI for the first time in this coming workshop and I am very excited to screen print this calendar in front of all the lucky participant who have registered for this workshop.
If you are a Grafica customer (within India) and if you wish to get this fantastic DMI 2012 calendar at your doorstep than kindly leave a message with your contact details on this blog post and I shall try to send if possible.
This superb technique can be explored by any screen printers in many applications where you want to screen print more 50/100 solid (spot) colors with limited impressions to save cost and to make more profits. So far I could list down only few of them for your ready reference:
2. Wedding Cards
4. Books, Notebooks & Stationery
5. School bags
6. Toys and Games
7. Fancy stickers and labels
8. CD/DVD covers
9. Gifts and Novelties
10. Art & Serigraphy
12. Packaging on Transparent Plastic
13. School Bags
14. Carry Bags
15. and you can also compliment this idea on a offset or a digital prints also.
In the last workshop we screen printed Table Matt and Tea Coasters on a MDF and I am sure you can make good money if you sell this idea to any good chain of hotels and restaurants.
The image was first screen printed using process color inks and later we added 9 UV special effects inks and varnish to add value to the product.
I am sure many good hotels and high class restaurants would not mind in spending on such creative stuffs. You can also make the menu cards on the same MDF to complete the concept.
These photos will help you to create more ideas and to make more profits from your screen printing business.
At DMI we work hard to support and educate screen printers FREE OF COST… and I am sure we will keep doing this in future…
In our next workshop you will learn more about this 511 solid (spot) color techniques on the following products:
1. Revolving Table Lamp Stand, Screen Printed on Acrylic surrounded with MDF border.
2. Wine Bottle Box (Packaging) on metallic foil with high quality UV special effect.
3. Candle Light Stand with Fragrance
4. Plastic Diaries and Note Book Covers with UV Mirror Inks.
Remember all above will be screen printed using the new 511 solid (spot) color technique with only 9 impressions…
Have a profitable week.
Hi folks, these days I am noticing an urge for learning among the printing community and this a good sign for our industry. DMI is already imparting knowledge constantly to many printing professional since 2006. Thousands of printing professionals who have already gained tremendous knowledge from my workshops back home inspires their colleagues and industry friends to also gain such advance knowledge from DMI Workshops. So I think DMI is becoming indispensable.
Ok, one more successful workshop concluded in April, this time we created a design which had a fusion of process color screen printing (CMYK) using 100 LPI halftone dots with special effects on packaging, 100% screen printed on NANO-PRINT. Can you imagine?. Even I was thrilled to see such high quality print on Grafica’s magnificent creation NANO-PRINT and this time again we used all four machines in line to print CYAN, MAGENTA, YELLOW and BLACK one after another.
The participant were really stun to see this unique idea of Grafica’s Semi-Automatic Multicolor Line using four NANO-PRINT with four NANO-UV in line to print CMYK because they were able to see the result in just few seconds. Not only our idea is unique but I feel this is the most economical method to screen print multi color jobs in line.
The reason to show this innovative concept in my workshop from now onwards is to educate how to reduce manpower and supervision cost and how to increases productivity. This is something I believe never done before in the screen printing industry with semi automatic machines.
Usually screen printers are afraid or avoid to print a photo realistic image by screen just because they lack knowledge of screen printing halftone dots. To my knowledge if you know the basics of process color screen printing and start practicing I am very much confident that you can do wonders in packaging and many other segments where screen has added advantage over other printing processes especially on rigid substrates.
I have been always emphasizing that through screen printing process, we can bring a print to life by using one or more special effects. In my previous workshops at DMI I tried to prove that several of the UV special effects currently available in the market can be used on the same product. It can also replace, often at a lower cost. And that is exactly what I tried to prove during my recent workshop on 21, 22 and 23 April 2011.
Currently in India it is the wedding season. Wedding is the most significant event in a person’s life and naturally printing a wedding invitation plays a very important role and has now also become a status symbol. So it has to be unique and innovative right…
So, this time I decided to demonstrate luxury wedding card with box, an accompaniment to go with wedding invitation, combining process color (CMYK) screen printing and UV special effects. In all, the experiment involved 15 impressions, requiring 15 different screens. We printed it on 400 GSM silver metalized film laminated on paper.
The image reflected the Mogul Era creativity, viz, peacock, flowers. The idea was to create fusion of old designs printed with new concept with shimmering effect vs CMYK and multiple special effects.
The design was created with the objective of demonstrating the fusion of four process color printing and as many as 9 UV special effects / varnishes all on one single product. The special effects included: golden abrasive, standard abrasive, coral varnish, crystal varnish, glitter flakes, 3D reflective varnish, wrinkle varnish, duo tone solvent pearl ink and matte varnish.
On the same image, several of these effects can be combined but remember one needs be careful and should have thorough understanding of the designing and knowledge of screen printing techniques and UV special effects which are some of the contents taught in my workshops.
The register such multi color job is very crucial in these kind of designs and requires very high quality screens and machinery. As these effects will have to be overprinted, utmost care must be taken.
Although in real world scenario nobody will use so many effects on one single product, if some customers are ready to pay for the worth of such high value creativity, yes one can go for it. Otherwise even couple of special effects can also give vibrant look for such creative jobs.
This time I was more specific by highlighting the job details and the sequence of printing, mesh count used for each inks and varnishes, screen making and screen emulsion coating techniques used for each effects etc. so that participants do not have to ask and can conveniently make a note of the complete process with details.
I am proud that my DMI’s contribution has been highly commended by numerous printers who have attended my workshop. They all know that DMI is trying to bring positive transformation among scores of screen printers. That’s because participants get highly motivated and inspired during my 3-day workshop.
Also checkout my previous workshop report and see photos of our creative wedding card and packaging design 100% screen printed live during the workshop CLICK HERE
So if you have still not experience my workshop at DMI don’t forget to register your seats immediately online following this link: www.graficaindia.com
So again I remind you, At DMI Learn More Earn More…
Have a creative week…