Screen Printing Open Studio

What to Bring

  • Clothes you don't mind getting paint on. We have some aprons in the studio
  • Anything you wish to print on such as lengths of fabric, t-shirts, etc. We suggest natural fibres such as cotton or linen.
  • You must supply your own inks. We use Permatone or Permaset Aqua in the studio which are water based and 100% solvent free. We do not allow the use of solvent based inks in the studio.
  • We have a small number of screens that can be used in the studio but recommend bringing your own if you want to work with a specific size or have an emulsion exposed screen you wish to work with.
  • Please bring your own snacks and lunch. Printing makes you hungry! – fridge, sandwich press & microwave available. Or you can pop out to one of the many local cafes

What to Wear

  • Casual

Appropriate For

  • adults

Screen Printing Open Studio

About This Class

Class Schedule


What You Get

  • Studio time
  • Use of in house equipment


Screen Printing Open Studio

 Our screen printing open studio is for those who need space to work but don't have it at home. You will have access to all in house studio equipment including someone on hand to assist when required. 

If you're unsure if our studio will suit your needs please feel free to get in touch to discuss by emailing or calling.

You can bring along your own exposed screens or borrow one of our in house screens to print with stencils. If you have attended our photo emulsion workshop you may use the exposure unit to expose screens.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT A TEACHING WORKSHOP. To use the studio and screen printing equipment you MUST have prior screen printing experience. We recommend you attend our Learn to Screen Print in a Day workshop first. To use the exposure unit you must have attended our Photo Emulsion workshop.

The studio is set up with the following:

  • A screen printing table (6 metres long X 90cm deep)
  • Exposure unit 
  • Screens (40x60cm)
  • Squeegees
  • Hairdryers for drying printed fabric
  • An ink mixing area
  • Screen cleaning trough
  • Iron, Elna press and Ironing board
  • Sewing machines
  • Library of books
  • Large table for design work and fabric cutting
  • Cutting mats and cutting knives, scissors
  • Pencils and rulers etc
  • Kitchen with a kettle, fridge, sandwich press and a microwave
  • Light box (coming soon)
  • On street parking, walking distance to 2 train stations and many local cafes.

The following supplies can be purchased in the studio:

  • Japanese Ezy Cut (YUPO) stencil paper (91 x 64cm) $6 per sheet
  • Acetate sheet A3 $2.50 
  • ZIG opaque pens 5 pack assorted nibs $40
  • Large Screen (40 x 50cm) $65
  • Small Screen (30 x 40cm) $58
  • Calico fabric for practice prints. (300cm wide) $5 per metre
  • Calico Tote Bag $10
  • Cotton Tea Towel $10


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