How to build your own fabric printing table

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

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5 Lessons (27m)
    • 1. Intro to build your own print table

    • 2. Step 1: Building the frame

    • 3. Step 2: Table top boards

    • 4. Step 3: Add table padding

    • 5. Step 4: Add registration rail and dropcloth


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.