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    Default SEPS~Opinions on this illo

    I have an image I need seps on, I have had some folks tell me this is a nightmare, I wanted to get some opinions so here is a scan and a close up of the image:




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    Quote Originally Posted by pagan
    I have an image I need seps on, I have had some folks tell me this is a nightmare, I wanted to get some opinions so here is a scan and a close up of the image:
    To be screenprinted?
    What do they mean by "nightmare"? Because of the shading or something?

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    For a screen print...it would take an insanely good printer to print those at a high enough linescreen to capture most of that detail.

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    And the sep would have to be balls on accurate too

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichieGoodtimes
    For a screen print...it would take an insanely good printer to print those at a high enough linescreen to capture most of that detail.
    So....Because of the line screen count in screen printing is the issue?
    Should I just nix the screenprinting and instead look for a lithographic print then? If I really wanted it screenprinted what am I looking at for costs to sep? (ballpark figure) I invite any info on a PM as well.

    Any other suggestions or directions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pagan
    Quote Originally Posted by RichieGoodtimes
    For a screen print...it would take an insanely good printer to print those at a high enough linescreen to capture most of that detail.
    So....Because of the line screen count in screen printing is the issue?
    Should I just nix the screenprinting and instead look for a lithographic print then? If I really wanted it screenprinted what am I looking at for costs to sep? (ballpark figure) I invite any info on a PM as well.

    Any other suggestions or directions?
    if you want the print to look like your drawing, go with offset lithography.

    if you want your print to look like a screenprinted version of your drawing, go with screenprinting (you're looking at serious manhours to make that into good seps and good printing.)
    -casey

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    you could make it a really tight halftone. you're still gonna lose alot tho. That's what I'd do for screenprinting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casey Burns
    Quote Originally Posted by pagan
    Quote Originally Posted by RichieGoodtimes
    For a screen print...it would take an insanely good printer to print those at a high enough linescreen to capture most of that detail.
    So....Because of the line screen count in screen printing is the issue?
    Should I just nix the screenprinting and instead look for a lithographic print then? If I really wanted it screenprinted what am I looking at for costs to sep? (ballpark figure) I invite any info on a PM as well.

    Any other suggestions or directions?
    if you want the print to look like your drawing, go with offset lithography.

    if you want your print to look like a screenprinted version of your drawing, go with screenprinting (you're looking at serious manhours to make that into good seps and good printing.)
    -casey
    Problem is I drew this with out forethought of printing as it was a personal piece for me, so there was no need to figure in the trapping, etc... I want it Screen printed I can even live with a reduction due to line frequency limitations to a resonable point, I want the texture and vibe of Screen printing but I seem to lack the ability to get someone out there to give forth a straight out cost, or estimate for me.
    (Yes, I have sent it to a few printers. They were non responsive at best)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casey Burns
    Quote Originally Posted by pagan
    Quote Originally Posted by RichieGoodtimes
    For a screen print...it would take an insanely good printer to print those at a high enough linescreen to capture most of that detail.
    So....Because of the line screen count in screen printing is the issue?
    Should I just nix the screenprinting and instead look for a lithographic print then? If I really wanted it screenprinted what am I looking at for costs to sep? (ballpark figure) I invite any info on a PM as well.

    Any other suggestions or directions?
    if you want the print to look like your drawing, go with offset lithography.

    if you want your print to look like a screenprinted version of your drawing, go with screenprinting (you're looking at serious manhours to make that into good seps and good printing.)
    -casey
    a lot of screen cleaning to keep that image looking good and consistant.

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