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Offline Maxie

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How would you print this
« on: September 08, 2019, 07:00:44 AM »
How would you print this image?
The thin lines are 0.624pt.     
Shirts dark.    Color light blue, white lettering.
I could try a same size underbase on 225 and top also on 225.
 
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Offline mimosatexas

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Re: How would you print this
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2019, 10:58:59 AM »
how many shirts?

i usually do one of a few things on art like this:

print with a super translucent "darker" shade of the top ink and trap, but the trap effectively disappears into the shirt due to the translucency (extra clear or reducer), and the ink looks brighter due to the base showing through more than with an opaque top color (this really only works on black or similar colors or else the trap looks like a dark outline vs disappearing)

print with a super opaque (added white base) and lighter shade of the top color and no base.  This works great with lower mesh, thicker stencil, and midtone shirts, but may not be opaque enough if there are also larger areas of that color or the shirt is fuzzier, or the print order required means you have to print the color earlier than ideal in the sequence.

Underbase with the thin line color or a shade close to it (or clear).  small imperfections in registration will be less obvious than having white base poking out and top whites will still be vibrant when printed over another light color.  we actually do stuff like this a lot, using a tinted base vs white, and it can really help with some of these fine line annoying types of art.  We print tiny text on black with a clear base frequently and achieve what looks like 100% opacity on those inks and it looks really sharp.


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Re: How would you print this
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2019, 11:54:54 AM »
Thanks for answering.
I like the clear idea, I think in this case it’ll give us the best result.
Two designs of about 100 shirts but for an important customer.
Maxie Garb.
T Max Designs.
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Offline Dottonedan

Re: How would you print this
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2019, 09:37:38 PM »
Mimosatexas,  That's a Fantastic approach.  Perfect!
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Offline Maxie

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Re: How would you print this
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2019, 10:44:00 AM »
Thanks for the help.
I printed a clear base with 225S
Top colors also 225 exept for white, 150, I made a 225 screen but it was not white enough
I'm happy with the result, having the Douthitt helps a lot.
Maxie Garb.
T Max Designs.
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Offline 3Deep

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Re: How would you print this
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2019, 11:12:34 AM »
I would have printed that blue color without an under base, reason why is that blue would have popped off that shirt with a flash print flash.  I know we all look at black shirts as got to have an underbase, not true with some ink colors my 2 cents, but I see you got a nice print there and that is what counts Right!!! ;)
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Re: How would you print this
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2019, 01:07:48 PM »
depends on the run size.  pfp with the same screen slows production to a crawl...

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Re: How would you print this
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2019, 02:16:00 PM »
depends on the run size.  pfp with the same screen slows production to a crawl...

This is true, but on long run two screens
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