On Thursday October 20th, The Columbia College Recycling Program will be hosting “Screen Print a Smaller Carbon Footprint,” an event to show students the importance of reducing waste and reusing materials instead of throwing them away.
By making small changes to old clothing, something completely new and desirable can be created. We will demonstrate this by allowing students to have a secondhand shirt—acquired from past Columbia events or area thrift stores—and have student-created designs screen-printed on them.
Every year, the Recycling Program chooses a student design and adds another screen to this station. We need your help to create a new design that’s inspired by an environmental topic. (Examples of previous designs can be found here.)
The winner will receive an 8GB iPod Nano donated by the campus Apple Store.
Please send all submissions to Neale Baldyga (email@example.com). Deadline for entries is noon on October 3rd. Winner will be notified the following week.
Technical stuff to keep in mind…
- Design will be printed on t-shirts at actual size, so the dimensions should be no smaller than 4×5 inches and no larger than 6×10.
- Design must be black and white. No shades of grey or other colors.
- Simplicity is key! The easiest designs to print are minimalistic with bold lines.
- Design should be high resolution (300 ppi)