This is a Christmas gift and tree ornament themed workshop for members interested to learn more about Sublimation and the workflow involved. A contribution of £10 to cover materials will be needed as I have to buy in the ceramics - these make unique personalised gifts that people really do like, especially when you make it for them
Here is some of what we made during the first workshop: Sublimation Printing Workshop
PREP work: :Laser cut a shape out of cast acrylic and/or bring high resolution photos of kids, pets, loved one or Christmas themed designs EMAILED to yourself: we can also just ask the AI’s to make a design
The workshop will be structured into 2 parts:
- How to use the Swing 30x30cm heat press safely
- Creative sublimation workflow for flat Ceramics and Cast Acrylic
The whole workshop will last 2 hours - Space will remain open for an additional 2 hours for those who want to practice and use a second material, ill help out where needed
We will cover:
Discussion on how to incorporate DALL-E/Adobe 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.
Testing the printer before we print
How to use the heat press safely
How to handle hot bendy acrylic and Ceramics as it comes off the heat press
Settings needed for Sublimation using:
3mm Cast Acrylic sheet
Sharing what we made on discourse
You will then each have a chance to print/heat press your own design on ONE material, materials will be provided for you, after the workshop you can do a second material if you want
Technical note: For those wanting to do acrylic, 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. Any questions send me a message!
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To take part simply add your name below or confirm you coming by posting a message you would like to attend with your @name there are 7 places available.