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PRINTING BLENDS

Posted on Sat, 28 Jan 2006 at 17:25



Please help?
I would like to know the proper way to set up blends in order for them to print properly on a garment. Myself and my fellow shirt artists have simple trapped one colour under another. This however tends to leave a harsh, drastic blend-it is not smooth. As what was happening today at the shop that I work at here in Kingston Jamaica.
The art itself is vector set up in Freehand MX.
There is a blend in the main heading "CARNIVAL"
The top part is Cyan while the bottom part is Magenta. In this case, I just brought the Cyan to where the 100% Magenta starts...the result was way to harsh. The printing was stopped so I could fix it but for the life of the results were still not right.
Please Help?

Thanx in advance to all you screen printing gurus.

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Anonymous says: Jamie, Im just entering the industry. Im not sure if my little knowledge can help. In my screen printing bible it is suggested that to help avoid printing one color over another, to print separations ...

Jamie,
Im just entering the industry. Im not sure if my little knowledge can help.

In my screen printing bible it is suggested that to help avoid printing one color over another, to print separations in halftone dots and try rotating one color at a different angle than another, so the dots of one color miss another. The blend would result in the eye when they are printed small beside one another I assume.

I use Corel Draw to do this in, when setting up to print on an Apple laserwriter.

I hope this helps some. Good luck. May your ventures in printing prosper you.

Sincerely,

Andrew Huer

posted on: Sat, 04/01/2006 - 2:03pm

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