June 8, 2010
Today was the conclusion of the Oasis Skateboard Factory three session screen printing work shop series at The Biatshop and the bench mark for Free Skates first sponsorship program. After designing graphics in the previous sessions today was the production session and the practical process of Printing. The Oasis logo was first in line for printing and every student took the opportunity to step up and print.
Following the Oasis shirts and bags the next step was deciding on what the correct inks would be for the white and blue T’s that Free Skates purchased for the program ( avail sizes M,L ) and thinking from a design point of view the students decided on black. Greg walked through the process from exposing screens, aligning shirts and finally to the baking process.
All in all, as a pilot project, it went very well and the whole team was stoked with the results. Free Skates is proud to have sponsored this and the tee’s look incredible and as mentioned previously they will be for sale at the OSF’s end of the year BBQ. I hope that some of the students keep up a relationship with The Biatshop because Ken and Greg are a great resource within the arts and printing community in Toronto. One of the reason that Free Skates funded a program like this, beyond hoping to interest students in stewardship of a dying art, was to help the them “network” with professional folks in the local business community.
In case your wondering this one fits the slender gent