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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Two Awesome Ink Jet
Workshops At Gary Wornell
Studios in Rhiihimaki, Finland 
4 Day Creative Digital Printing

June 12 - 15 and June 26 - 29, 2014

For basic, intermediate and advanced level students familiar with medium A3+ desktop and wide format inkjet printers.

These workshops open the doors to inkjet printing on a wide variety of media. They encourage the use of alternative printing methods and give the student adequate time to complete complex processes from start to finish. This is a creative course with an emphasis on creativity.

By learning the technical possibilities and limitations of inkjet printers, the student will quickly be able to create stunning prints on unusual materials.

Course outline:

The course will give the student advanced training on operating Epson Medium and Wide Format printers including settings for various media and print quality.

The course will begin with understanding color; the calibration of monitors including your own laptops, working with and creating custom profiles for a wide range of hand coated and factory coated media.

The student will learn how to adjust special settings for the printers to maximize the quality by adjusting inkjet focus, platen gap and media feed based on media thickness and ink absorption.

The course will include the preparation of inkjet pre-coatings on a variety of alternative media including very thin Japanese papers, fine art papers, synthetic materials and metal sheet.

Create your own inkjet coatings from standard art materials as well as use the ready made coatings of inkAid.

Learn how to make transfers on wood or print edge to edge on deckled edge papers and how to print an album (such as a wedding album) on both sides of double sided media.

Learn to print right from Photoshop and Lightroom, or use sophisticated software that is easy to set up and use. Ever had problems with color? The printing workflow includes the use of color profiles for standard Epson Media and any new profiles created on the course by participants.

Post coating for print protection. Learn how to apply post-coats, varnishes and archival protective sprays to maximize pigment print life and durability.

Students should bring their own files for printing and any personal choices of media up to 1.8mm thick. Keep in mind that this course is intended to produce finished work, but the main purpose is to experiment and explore a wide variety of ideas and methods for production. The limited time available will become very busy with prints in the queue and the aim of the course is to inspire and encourage experiment.

The workshop fee is 360€ + ALV(VAT) 24% price includes all materials, coatings, protective sprays etc.

Participants requiring accommodation locally are advised to visit the website of Riihimäki town for further information.

We look forward to seeing you - WELCOME!

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