Friday, June 26, 2015

9 Color Simulation Process on Black Shirts

This was a design we printed at Sunline yesterday. Normally, it would have been an 8 color print, but there was so much going on in the white with the graphics and in the photo, we decided to split the HL White, the solids from the halftones so we could control the opacity of the ink, which made it a 9 color print.

This was Color Separated from a flattened image.  Base white, Pink, Yellow, Green, Lt. Cyan, Blue, 10% Black and two HL Whites.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

10 Color Simulated Process on Black

This is a 10 color separation by artist Brent Wright. The first image is a shot of the Photoshop separations. The second image is the actual print on the shirt. I thought this was quite remarkable!

10 Colors.  It was printed one cycle with two flashes.  The flashes were after the white base and after the 10% black.  The 25% black then the HL white followed the last flash.  The HL white we used was very diluted, around 15% so we would still get the slight yellow showing through and also not kill the cyan in the lower flowers.

-Brent Wright

Thanks for sharing this Brent!