18 members of West Liberty’s AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) student group recently took a tour of Commonwealth Press in Pittsburgh’s South Side. Dan Rugh, proprietor, gave a spellbinding tour of his screen printing business.┬áThe company prides itself in making high quality custom screen prints for shirts, signs, and anything else that ink adheres to, except, apparently, wine corks.

Here are some great photos by Amanda Swann, providing a nice archive of the day’s activities, which concluded with the printing of our very own AIGA t-shirts with that brash Chris Lovell design.

Dangerous Dan talks about screen density.

Pushing, not pulling, some ink onto a shirt.

Classy sidewalk sign.

Great shirt. Lousy game!

Ours are the first shirts to be printed in Commonwealth’s new expansive production space!

One of our shirts being printed. Ready for the black ink.

Fresh off the press!

Checking out the process.

Amanda pushes some ink.

Our illustrious president Creighton Hill gives it a whirl.

What is a field trip without a group shot?