Self-printed T-shirts help wearers show public support for any cause from environmental concerns to their own candidacy for Miss America. Proudly proclaim priorities with today’s Groupon to Barrel Maker Printing. Choose between the following options:
- For $59, you get a 90-minute Intro to Screen Printing class for one (a $150 value).
- For $115, you get a 90-minute Intro to Screen Printing class for two (a $300 value).<p>
Classes are currently scheduled on January 17, January 22, January 29, and February 5.
During 90-minute Intro to Screen Printing classes, Barrel Maker Printing’s T-shirt beautifiers share skills they use to print up to 7,000 shirts a month for a list of high-profile clients that includes the U.S. Department of Agriculture and a multitude of local bands. Classes of up to 15 people receive a brief overview of the process, essential equipment, and types of ink, from industry-standard Plastisol inks to soy-based shades. Darkroom time covers the steps spent transferring images to screens and inspecting designs for pinholes that could mar the shirt or transform into a decorative belly button. Skilled inkers demonstrate printing techniques on multicolor printing presses and then hand the reins over as each pupil selects two high-quality, fashion-fit tees to bedeck with one of eight preselected single-color designs to take home. Barrel Maker Printing offers each student a 10% discount on future custom printing to further their wardrobe customization or to outfit a platoon of body doubles with copies of their favorite Van Halen shirt.