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    Default Really tight CMYK printing onto fabric

    Hey all,

    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...

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    You have a t-shirt press for this or are you doing it with a graphic setup?

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    We have a tee shirt press for it, yeah.

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    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.

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    Thanks LG, it is something we would like to master ourselves so we don't have to spend out for it every time, though. Any advice would be golden...

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    Just white shirts or colored garments?

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    Quote Originally Posted by B-DROID View Post
    Just white shirts or colored garments?
    Just white shirts at first I think, but coloured garments will come up at some point, I'm sure. I'm guessing you'd need a white base for those?

    Thanks for posting, Andy, I was gonna email you direct, actually!

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    Ace, thanks man! Gonna give that a read this evening....

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    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

    -loco

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