About Instructors

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Mike Fresener was literally born into the industry. He grew up with a print shop in the garage and was doing color separations in the darkroom (camera!) regularly before he was 8. As the family business evolved into selling print supplies he did the dirty work behind the scenes (taking out the trash and shipping product). He began helping teach parts of the screen print classes which evolved over the years into teaching the majority of them. He's spoken at many trade shows and written articles for various industry trade magazines. He is an excellent well rounded screen printer and is featured on a number of "how-to" videos on all phases of the process.

Mike is versed in both manual and automatic screen print equipment, dryers and heat presses. He was heavily involved in the manufacture of screen printing equipment and DTG machines over the years as vice-president of U.S. Screen Print and Inkjet Technology. 


Mike has also done onsite consulting and a lot of tech support. He understands many other types of imaging such as Large Format, Sublimation, Embroidery and CAD Signmaking. 

Mike was instrumental in leading the DTG market towards reality and even coined the term "DTG". Mike now owns a screen print supply company in Kentucky called Independent Print Supplies plus a T-Shirt Screen Printing company that serves the Bowling Green and western Kentucky area.