For more than a quarter century, Lawson Screen Products, St. Louis, MO has hosted screen printing classes and training courses for screen printers who are interested in improving their craft. Today, the company continues to offer one of the industry’s leading training programs for garment printers–the Textile Tech workshop, which is held twice a month–one session in St. Louis and one in Atlanta.
Lawson laid the groundwork for Textile Tech in January 1979, when the company held a one-day class. “It was more of a seminar format, where we did more general education,” says David Landesman, co-president of Lawson Screen Products. “We focused a lot on direct emulsions and screen making.”