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    Default help with trapping

    What's the best way to trap for screenprinting. I understand what it is, but I'm not sure the best way to go about it. Let's assume I'm setting it up in illustrator, and everything is vectorised. If it's a simple shape, I understand that you can just add a stroke around the shape...but what do you do with complicated objects?? And what if it's not vectorized....how do you do it??

    Any advice is reccommended...

    I'm tired poor registration....

    Thanks!

    Katie

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    1. Select the object you want to spread.

    2. Give it an stroke with the same color as the fill.

    3. Choose Windows|Show Attributes

    4. Click in the box next to "overprint stroke".

    5. Select the object you want to choke.

    6. Give it a stroke with the same color as the color it's printing against.

    7. In the attributes palette, make sure "overprint stroke" is checked.

    8. For both chokes and spreads, make the stroke twice the size of the trap you need.

    (btw, I straight jacked this off of a site I googled and I trap in Freehand any way. Shut up Richie)
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    I'm sorry I can't be of any assistance. Bobby told me to shut up.

    I mean it sucks for you that Bobby did that cause I have a really fast and simple way to handle like 75% of all images that would be screen printed.

    Blame Bobby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichieGoodtimes
    I mean it sucks for you that Bobby did that cause I have a really fast and simple way to handle like 75% of all images that would be screen printed.
    except for the Melvins poster which coulda used another .75pt.-1.25pt. trap on the blue.

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    All intentional.

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    perfect

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    And the other 25%?
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    I got other methods. You know the game. Depends on the image.

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    I suck at that kind of stuff. I haven't done print in years.

    What's the poster for, Katie?

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    Richie,

    You and me. Online screen printing production art business. They'll send us the file, we'll get it ready for print.

    Mom and pop shops. No process jobs. No recomended mesh counts or ink mixes. Straight spot jobs and occassional halftones.

    Keep it cheap, 24 hour turnaround time.
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