Workshop for members interested to learn more about Sublimation and the workflow involved. I’m proposing a voluntary contribution of £5 to cover materials that will go into the Textiles piggy bank to help buy additional things needed.
The workshop will be structured into 2 parts:
- Induction on how to use the Swing 30x30cm heat press safely
- Creative sublimation workflow
Please look at the tutorials before the workshop and make sure you understand the steps for what you want to do:
The whole workshop will last 2 hours - Space will remain open for the afternoon for those who want to practice
We will cover:
Discussion on how to incorporate Stable Diffusion/DALL-E/FireFly and or some art app you are familiar with into the workflow to create a graphic; You will get a chance to have a go at one of those tools if you want to.
Getting your Art to the printer in a form that does not waste ink
Testing the printer before we print
How to use the heat press safely
How to handle hot bendy acrylic as it comes off the heat press
Settings needed for Sublimation using:
3mm Cast Acrylic sheet
You will then each have a chance to print/heat press your own design, materials will be provided for you but you are also welcome to bring your own laser cut CAST 3mm acrylic or 100-92% white Polyester mix fabric.
Technical note: EXTRUDED acrylic does not work - it has a lower melting point to CAST
If you want to have an acrylic shape specifically to your design cut but have not been inducted yet to use the laser cutter let me know and Ill bring it with me for you
Tools needed: if you have an iPad and/or Laptop please bring it. Laptop is better for looking at Stable diffusion and Procreate can only be used with an iPad. Any questions send me a message!
For more deep dive details including examples click on this link: Print Sublimation workshop Oct half term (DRAFT)
To take part simply add your name or confirm you coming by posting a message you would like to attend with your @name
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