Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Gowanus Print Lab
Gowanus Print Lab is one of the coolest secrets hidden among the warehouses and auto body shops of that deceivingly desolate area next to Park Slope. Whether you are an inexperienced beginner or a seasoned screen printer the Lab has something for everyone, from weekend workshops and classes, to studio space rentals.
Gowanus Print Lab is a fully-loaded screen printing workspace whose main focus is to provide its members with everything one could need to complete a variety of screen printing projects. They provide pretty much all the materials: water based and plastisol inks, emulsions, squeegees, even screens! You just need to bring your artwork.
Their exposure unit can handle a scren up to 43 x 55 inches so you can print pretty large scale, great for huge posters or textile repeats. And they have large format printers for printing your film positives, priced by the square inch.
Classes range form the usual intro to screen printing, to the awesome Print your Own Converse Sneakers workshop happening later this week! Past workshops include one on printing wallpaper, and a whole week of workshops on starting your own t shirt business. If you know what your doing and would rather go it alone, the Print Lab also offers studio space rental by the day, week, and month, and also an option to rent private studio pace depending on availability.
but enough from me, go check it out. they're located at
54 Second Avenue (at 8th st) Brooklyn, NY 11215
or check the website for open hours and classes: