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Poster Design and the Screen Printing Process

via CreativeLive


Join us as we go behind the scenes at Mama’s Sauce, an award-winning letterpress and screen printing studio. You’ll hear from both sides - Designer (Clark Orr) and Printer (Hogan Birney) -as they work together to create and screen print a poster.

In this class, you’ll learn:

  • What screen printing is and how to design for it
  • Choosing the best paper and ink for the job
  • Best practices for preparing and delivering files to the printer
Hogan Birney has played many roles at Mama's Sauce, from Letterpress printer to Production Consultant, and he'll be your guide through the production process. Clark Orr is a master of screen printing, known for his amazing poster design. He’ll share his process as he creates a poster from concept to final print in Adobe Illustrator. 
You’ll also receive a version of this poster, a how-to infographic, you can print on your own. Interested in designing and screen printing posters but not sure how to get started? This class is for you.


  • Studio Tour
  • Introduction to Screen Printing
  • Choosing Paper: Deciding Which is Best
  • Selecting Ink Color: Using the Pantone System
  • Designing the Poster: The Process
  • Preparing digital files: CreativeLive Poster
  • Preparing Digital Files: Hill Valley Poster
  • Halftone Hacks in Illustrator
  • Finalizing Materials and Design

Taught by

Mama's Sauce and Clark Orr

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