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    Default T shirt printers: HELP!

    Hey guys, I'm in a bit of a pickle here, I have photoshop artwork that I need to send to a screen printer in vector format, but the nature of the design is making it kind of tough as to how I should go about it. Id ask the print shop directly but theyre closed, I have school all day tomorrow and they need it first thing in the am.

    So it's a 2 colour print, the dark blue used for outlines, a lighter blue, which in my mind was going to be converted to halftones to get the multiple lighter shades. How would a t shirt print shop like to see this file set up? Halftoned? is there a way to take the spot colours from photoshop into illustrator? I've never sourced anything out before so I dont know what the typical industry standard is. just my own low standards.

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    if you do not know how to make proper halftones, research it. definitely do not just use the halftone filter in photoshop. once your colors are separated and your file is in bitmap/jpeg/ psd/tiff you can just save it sized with register marks at no less than 300 dpi. this will minimize their time of computer work and hopefully piss them off LESS because you're doing the majority of the design work getting it print ready. but they should be able to work with it, if not, you need to find some different printers.

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    post the design

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    I'll sep it for you for $50.

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    I'll do it for $100!

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    I won't sell myself short. $150!

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    Whatever he offers, I'll double it!

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    I'll triple it! AND I'll berate him for bugging me and picking such a crappy printer, then invoice him a consulting fee.

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    I'll do the job WRONG!

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    haha thanks for the help dudes. sorry for the late update, I would have posted the image but in my frantic searching I got a hold of a buddy who helped me out. I wouldn't let the halftone filter anywhere near my designs, it was just creating a vector halftone that was giving me the trouble.

    Apparently though, the print shop preferred to have it without halftones, as long as all the shades of colour were the same spot colour, just varying degrees of lightness.

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