I've been asked to look into how to print really tight CMYK images onto fabric for a new job. I've got no real idea where to start even separating an image out for this kind of thing, though as I've only ever printed spot colour stuff. Is there a process thread anywhere where or can anyone point me in the direction of a tutorial? Any help would be enormously appreciated as always...
I would seek out a seperator for this, their services are well worth the cost. Before starting in, run some tests to determine what lpi and % you are comfortable holding and pass this info along as well as the mesh counts and inks you plan to use.
I would use re-tensionable screens, like newman roller frame and make sure all 4 screens are tensioned the same (tension meter)
I would also get the film output by an imagesetter if possiable. Make sure you use 4 color process ink (the ink need to be transperent)
It alot of homework if you have never done it before. I haven't done a 4 color process job in a long time but, when I use to I pretty good at it. Do alot of reading and good luck