How to build your own fabric printing table

Tim Eads, I'm an artist, designer and printer

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5 Videos (27m)
    • Intro to build your own print table

      1:18
    • Step 1: Building the frame

      7:54
    • Step 2: Table top boards

      4:21
    • Step 3: Add table padding

      7:08
    • Step 4: Add registration rail and dropcloth

      5:52

About This Class

In this class I'll teach you how to build a fabric printing table for textiles. It's great for doing small projects or printing production as your passion or business grows.

This same style of table is used throughout the world for hand and screen printing fabrics. It works well for pigments and dyes. I've also used it for printing natural dyes. 

Important key points about the table and class:

  • The instructions are scalable for any size space or budget. I spent about $500 on mine, but it's24 feet long!
  • Most items can found in your local hardware store and readily available.
  • The class includes an itemized spreadsheet with exactly what materials you need to buy, where to get them and how much they generally cost.
  • I have a Sketch-up 3D model of my table you can have.
  • I also have a printable PDF file with step-by-step instructions so you can follow along with my videos.

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Tim Eads

I'm an artist, designer and printer

Hello, I'm Tim.

I  was born in Denver City, TX. I was a creative kid - my mind bursting with color and design that I just couldn’t wait to share with the world. I decided to turn my passion into a career and figured the best way to do that was with a degree in graphic design. Unfortunately, tuition is expensive. Fortunately, I started screen printing to pay for that degree and that’s when things really fell into place. It was 1997 and he’...

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