Beast Bay Press
Founded in the fall of 2016, Beast Bay Press is a grassroots screen printing shop, funded for and by the people. We have 5 members, including 3 Oakland natives. Progressing humbly via grassroots community building, we have cultivated a clientele of highly imaginative designers that demand efficient printing!!
We offer at-cost screen-printing services for social/ecological justice movement related work. We can help you print propaganda, shirts, posters, flyers, etc. Printing with us is very affordable: we provide free instruction in the craft, and materials at cost, while inviting people to donate what they can towards our rent.
Become a Member
We’re looking for more members to join our collective. As a member you’ll have your own locker and full access to our shop (the only restriction is if there is a private/closed event being held in the space). We ask for a suggested donation of $50-$100 per month for membership.
At-Cost Printing Menu
The prices listed below are for using our shop materials. You won’t need to buy materials from us if you bring your own transparency, screen, emulsion, ink, blue-tape, etc. As a rule, we don’t do any part of the printing process FOR you — we can do it WITH you as needed, since our goal is to teach you how to Do It Yourself.
Setting up the Screen
|silk screens||not yet available||n/a|
|8.5″ x 11″ transparency||print image in black ink on a transparency the same size as letter paper (standard size for most printer paper)||$ 1|
|13″ x 19″ transparency||print image in black on a transparency, a little larger than two pieces of letter-sized paper put together.||$ 2|
|coat and burn a screen||Coat screen with photo-emulsion, let dry in a dark place, align transparency on screen, burn image under a UV lamp, wash out the image, let screen dry, cure a second time under the UV lamp||$ 6|
|set up the ink||We charge to set up the ink because each time the ink is switched, we need to scrape up any unused ink, wash out the screen, and tape off the image again. More ink is used when washing out a screen than when printing any single impression.||$ 2|
|Ink per impression||(the cost per impression may change depending on the size of your image)||$ 0.50|
Suggested Donation for the space
|per shirt||We charge to set up the ink because each time the ink is switched, we need to scrape up any unused ink, wash out the screen, and tape off the image again. More ink is used when washing out a screen than when printing any single impression.||$ 2|