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How would you print this then?
« on: June 13, 2017, 08:15:07 PM »
Would it be advisable to put the black text on a separate screen away from the halftones? Goes on white tees.


Offline Doug S

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Re: How would you print this then?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2017, 08:36:50 PM »
I usually put the text on a separate screen unless, the halftone screen would work on a 225, that way I can get by with one stroke to get opake lettering.  If I had to put the halftones on a 280, then definitely a separate screen to avoid blowing out my image trying to get opake lettering.
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Re: How would you print this then?
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2017, 08:35:19 PM »
An alternative is to add percentages of other colors in the separations. With the process black printing solid that should leave you 140-160%, whatever the total ink limit is for the print. For example, in a 4 color process, black text at 100% and the cyan magenta yellow set to print at 45- 50% behind the black.
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Re: How would you print this then?
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2017, 09:23:06 AM »
We typically do text, flash then the other colors.

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Re: How would you print this then?
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2017, 12:08:47 AM »
We typically do text, flash then the other colors.

I might do this. But I'd also consider skipping the flash, and using the "heavy black" text screen to beef up the most saturated areas of the photo image, too.