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EN.Print Shop

EN.Print Shop

The Print Shop was set up to provide a local printing service for creatives and commercial businesses alike, whilst providing an accessible friendly workshop space for artists and designers who are looking to screen print, or learn how to print.


What we do

  Print Service   Promotional material and branded merchandise is essential for any business. We can print T-shirts, hoodies, tote bags and other apparel, as well as stickers and branded packaging.

Print Service

Promotional material and branded merchandise is essential for any business. We can print T-shirts, hoodies, tote bags and other apparel, as well as stickers and branded packaging.

  Print Courses   Places for each workshop are limited so its advisable to book well in advance. Once we have received your booking we will send you a confirmation e-mail. If you are unsure about any aspect of your booking, please drop us a message and we will be glad to assist.

Print Courses

Places for each workshop are limited so its advisable to book well in advance. Once we have received your booking we will send you a confirmation e-mail. If you are unsure about any aspect of your booking, please drop us a message and we will be glad to assist.

  Memberships   Aside from hosting the practitioner led workshops, we also have a membership scheme which allows you to book out the workshop and its facilities to use in your own time. The workshop can be booked out by members any time from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm 7 days a week (subject to availability).

Memberships

Aside from hosting the practitioner led workshops, we also have a membership scheme which allows you to book out the workshop and its facilities to use in your own time. The workshop can be booked out by members any time from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm 7 days a week (subject to availability).

  Events   We have the equipment, experience and know how to live-print at events and functions. These often take the form of either quick-fire workshops where people pull the prints themselves, or live printing products that people take away.

Events

We have the equipment, experience and know how to live-print at events and functions. These often take the form of either quick-fire workshops where people pull the prints themselves, or live printing products that people take away.


 

Print Service

We offer a wide range of print and art working services for small, independent artists and creatives right the way through to large commercial businesses.

 
 
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We print for you

Almost anything can be screen printed, and we can offer services to businesses and individuals looking for that personal hand finished, unique product.

 

Garments

T-shirts are by far the most popular garment we print upon, however we can and have printed on to tote bags, hoodies and even coats. Whether it's a run of 10 or a run of 100, get in touch to find out what we can do for you in regards to garment printing.

Paper

Printing onto paper is where we started with screen printing — and still proves popular for artists and designers looking to make their mark through the traditional medium of print. Whether for a limited edition of prints for sale, a private project or for gifts — printing on paper is an area in which we specialise.

Stickers

Whether for band merchandise, personal projects or to brand items, printing on stickers is a great way to make your mark. We offer a bespoke die-cutting sticker printing service onto quality vinyl stickers which far outlast digital paper sticker printing. 

Packaging

As a natural extension out of paper, printing on packaging is something we can do for you. Boxes and bags are perfect examples of packaging and these are often areas that digital printing cannot reach without the expense being high.


Selected Works

Krek 4 colour print, paper

 

Ermsy 7 colour print, paper

 

Bilos 2 colour fade print, paper

NDZW 6 colour print, paper

 
 

Weather 6 colour print, paper

BCB x BottleCraft 2 colour print, packaging

 
 

Lucasfilm 7 Colour Print, paper

Football Editions 2 colour print(s), garment


Print Courses

 
EN.Print Shop workshop in progress

Print Courses

We host a variety of regular screen printing courses to suit people of all abilities — from beginner classes through to advanced sessions.

 
 

First 3 Thursday evenings, every month

Taking one of our three week courses gives you a broad insight into the process of screen printing. Held over Thursday evenings, from 18:30 – 20:30 every month, you'll learn where the process begins — on the computer. From there, you'll learn about positives, how to get your exposures perfect, before hand pulling your own designs onto paper.

 
 

Course cost

£150 per person

Places for each workshop are limited to 5, so its advisable to book well in advance. Once we have received your booking we will send you a confirmation e-mail. If you are unsure about any aspect of your booking, please drop us a message and we will be glad to assist!

 

Course itinerary

Week 1

Welcome! Come in, grab a drink and introduce yourselves. We're looking forward to working with you. Participants asked to bring any artwork that they may have for us to see and advise you on for printing during the course. In the first session we will cover all the fundamentals of art work setup, screen selection and exposure as well as discussing the applications, pros and cons involved with in screen printing process.

Week 2

Participants will produce test prints and learn about the many variables involved in the screen printing process. You will learn about registration, ink choice, squeegee techniques and good printing practices/tips. Participants will then transfer their own designs onto screens and mix select their ink ready to use in the following weeks workshop. 

Week 3

In the final workshop you will produce your own 2 colour print using the techniques and skills learned in the previous sessions. GFSmith paper stock will be provided and each participant will be able to take home up to 20x 2 colour A4 prints of their own design!

Participants are welcome to bring their own paper/card etc to print on in addition to what is supplied.


 Print Shop leader Tom with a couple of course recruits in January 2018.

Print Shop leader Tom with a couple of course recruits in January 2018.

I really enjoyed taking part in the screen printing workshop put on by Rob and Tom. They really know their stuff, it was SO much better than getting a DIY home screen printing kit and not having a clue what to do... so many variables ;) You learn a lot in the three evening sessions, from the theory to taking home your finished prints. The memberships they offer seem really reasonable too, hoping to return at some point!
— Livia Lucie

Memberships

 
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Become a member

We believe that printmaking should be accessible on any level, but the main drawback is the size and cost of the right equipment.

 
 

By opening our doors to the public, everybody has the potential to broaden their skill set, get advice from like minded creatives and even turn their talents into new business opportunities by producing their own prints, stationery and clothing lines.

 

Sign-up explained

As easy as 1, 2, 3

1.

Aside from hosting the practitioner led workshops, we also have a membership scheme which allows you to book out the workshop and its facilities to use in your own time. The workshop can be booked out by members any time from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm 7 days a week subject to availability. Once you have completed a print course, you can become a member of the Print Shop.

2.

However experienced you may be as a printer, all prospective members must sign up officially and go through our induction process in order to use the facilities. The induction is 1 hour long and costs £10. It will consist of a tour of our facilities, summary of our rules and operating practices, health and safety, fire briefings etc. members will sign a disclaimer and contact details will be taken.

3.

Once you become a member of the workshop you have lots of options available to you for using our space so just pick the one that suits you best. Our inductions sessions can be booked online via the link below. All other membership purchases such as bundles, screens substrate and ink will be sent via Pay Pal invoice. 


 

Membership costs

Monthly bundles
The monthly bundles give you a set amount of hours to use at any time for a period of 1 month (30 days) from the first day you make a booking. You will also get a certain number of ready to expose screens included in the price to use for the duration of your membership. There is no contract with the bundles either so only pay on the months where you want to print.

 

Bronze

£50 per month

10 Hours of studio time

Silver

£75 per month

20 Hours of studio time

Gold

£95 per month

30 Hours of studio time


 

Hourly rate

£8 per hour


The most flexible type of membership option! No need to pay a membership subscription, Just book in, turn up and print. Any screens or other equipment needed will be at an additional charge (see workshop materials price list). Minimum booking 1 hour!

 

Sundries price list

Extra Screens
If a member requires a screen then they can be hired individually, ready coated for exposure at the following costs (your screen hire lasts for the whole month) :

Small (16" x 20") £10

Medium (23" x 31") £15

Large (42" x 28") £20

Acetate
We will require any artwork to be in a digital format and either e-mailed to us or on a USB storage device.

294x420mm (A3) £3 per sheet

914x914mm (industry standard) £20 per sheet

Garments
We carry a number of t-shirts and tote bags in stock which are available for purchase by our members. We can also order in more specific items if requested.

T-shirts
Gildan: £3 each (£2 for 20+)
Continental: £5 each (£4.50 for 20+)

Tote bags
Natural cotton (380x420mm) £1 each
Black/coloured (380x420mm) £1.50 each


Paper & Ink

 

We have a big selection of paper that can be purchased members. Alternative weights, sizes and colours may be available depending on what we have in stock at the time. Scrap paper for test prints is provided to members free of charge. We normally have a wide variety of ink in stock. Members can purchase small quantities of ink at the below costs.

 

175gsm: 

A4 30p per sheet
A3 50p per sheet
A2 80p per sheet
A1 £1.50 per sheet

270gsm:

A4 50p per sheet
A3 80p per sheet
A2 £1.50 per sheet
A1 £2 per sheet

Water based ink
For paper £4 per 100g
For textiles £4 per 100g

Solvent based ink
Plastisol £3 per 100g


Live event printing

 
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Events

W.e regularly work with partners all around the country, live printing at their events.

 
 

Mobile print shop
We have a range of table top equipment that makes for a fun and engaging activity for visitors at both indoor and outdoor events. We have extensive experience printing live all over the country, as part of exhibitions and promotional events. 

 

Selected events

The Crafts
Group exhibition, 2016

People of Print
Anniversary event, 2017

Stoke Art Map
Spode Rose Garden, 2016

Appetite
Hanford Community Day, 2015

Manchester Print Fair
Manchester Cathedral, 2018

Staffordshire University
Welcome Week, 2017

 

Book us

Screen printing as an activity is often a memorable experience for staff, customers and other stakeholders — it's fun, hands on and creative! Get in touch today to find out how we can work with you to help make your next event extra special.