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Offline easyrider1340

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What have you printed lately?
« Reply #3255 on: January 08, 2020, 10:32:42 AM »
LOL!

For a guy that is color blind you can blend color very good ;D, nice print


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Re: What have you printed lately?
« Reply #3256 on: January 08, 2020, 10:48:35 AM »
I see perfectly.  :)

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Re: What have you printed lately?
« Reply #3257 on: January 08, 2020, 07:45:35 PM »
Thanks Dan!  There is nothing like great seps and rollers with s mesh.

I like great sep's with Statics and regular chinese mesh. That's what we run
How did you manage to end up with Chinese mesh. My experience with any thing screen print related from China is rather of the negative side of things. As a matter of fact I would almost say don`t buy anything of Alibaba especially not without trade assurance. I can`t recall a single order where things arrived either as described, not damaged or of such low quality that it didn`t even last for a year before breaking down.

I don't use that knowingly but there is a company(not going to mention) that does a lot of re-stretching on the west coast  that i know use it. Other than the durability it printed great and we ran a lot of complex graphics using those screens. Definitely a question I ask now with people who re-stretch and by no means recommend or promote Chinese mesh.
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Re: What have you printed lately?
« Reply #3258 on: January 10, 2020, 02:52:56 AM »
CMYK, plastisol...

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Re: What have you printed lately?
« Reply #3259 on: January 10, 2020, 08:59:18 AM »
Man ole man Serj,  that is nice and vibrant.
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Re: What have you printed lately?
« Reply #3260 on: January 10, 2020, 10:08:17 AM »
SERJ,  The teals in CMYK are hard to achieve rich and clean teals. Good teals anyways.   Here, in this print, it showcases the use of good inks. In this case, it's what makes the difference.  Great printing and seps, but it also shows great inks!
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Re: What have you printed lately?
« Reply #3261 on: January 11, 2020, 08:05:39 PM »
Another stellar print from The Maestro, Serj!
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Re: What have you printed lately?
« Reply #3262 on: January 13, 2020, 01:40:18 AM »
I'm glad you liked it, it was a new ink test.

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Re: What have you printed lately?
« Reply #3263 on: February 20, 2020, 05:14:29 PM »
This one is fun because I get the chance to blend and use the shirt and the limited number of inks to aid in pulling this off.

Base white, + 3 colors.     Lemon Yellow or pms 102, 185 or "Drake red",   and 341 Green.

230 on base. The shirt is not that dark and there is no top white needed so a 230 is perfect.  305s on top colors to get the inks to blend well with. thin lay down and fall into the shirt for the shadows (building a black).

When I was told I could only use 4 colors on this one and then saw what I needed to create, I thought...ain't gonna happen but then I remembered my ole trick of mixing paints for traditional painting. As a young artist, I was very limited on the amount of tubes of paint I could buy with limited funds, so I learned to use what I had. Somewhere along the way, one of my art teachers in high school mentioned I could paint with the primary colors and not use black and the art becomes more “rich” and clean. The concept is that when using black, it muddy's up the colors. Creating blacks, will work most of the time, but not always. It depends on what shade of primary colors you can use in the art. So in art school, I made that work for me and used a lot of basic primary colors. Yellow, Red, Blue.  Back then, I had what I had and got what I got out of it. But on the computer, and with a wider range of yellows, and reds, and blues, warm reds, cool reds, etc. I could do a lot more.  Anyhoo, this is it.

Notice in the Pantone colors I used, I used a Green that has a lot of blue in it.  Blue, Yellow, Red on a pink shirt makes a good brown,  Red and Green on a pink shirt makes good deep shadow color similar to black.  Anyways, that's a little to do with real color theory and traditional painting experience.

Thanks
DAN
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Re: What have you printed lately?
« Reply #3264 on: February 21, 2020, 05:54:20 PM »
That flower looks really good Dan. I love when the shirt can play a part.


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Re: What have you printed lately?
« Reply #3265 on: February 21, 2020, 06:05:40 PM »
Yes,  I love that one. So simple, but so much out of it.  That brown came out really well and I'd almost swear there was black being used if I didn’t do it myself.

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Re: What have you printed lately?
« Reply #3266 on: February 27, 2020, 10:47:54 AM »
Thanks for the backstory, Dan. The mileage you can get out of a few colors is impressive. But it's nice to get some of the insight into your thought process that helps you get there, too.
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Re: What have you printed lately?
« Reply #3267 on: June 25, 2020, 03:04:11 PM »
Great results today wit this 5 color sim process on darks.


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Re: What have you printed lately?
« Reply #3268 on: June 25, 2020, 03:27:27 PM »
Knocked it out of the park.  Nice
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Re: What have you printed lately?
« Reply #3269 on: June 25, 2020, 03:29:25 PM »
Nice work Dan. Looks great!

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