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    Default Screenprinting a gradient... any illustrator plugins etc ??

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    Im working on a poster, that may need a background blend... just simple shit, from a burgandy to Black. I remember looking through Emeks site a long time ago and seeing how he did his with an air brush f, so Im wondering if theres a plugin for outputing it in illustrator. Or anything remotely like this. As Im too lazy to do that shit... and have no time.
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    You could always print it as a 'smear'... and simply fill ink of two different colors on opposite sides of the screen and pull the squeegee perpendicular to the gradient...

    It wont look the same every time, but that'll add to the charm of your print.

    Otherwise, you'll have to simply halftone one color on top of the other.

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    yeah I guess Halftone will have to do it. The smear will be too inconsistent, and may fuck up the background behind the eveil demons wings...

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    make a spot color gradient and then print the seps one of two ways.

    One: straight butt-to-butt halftones (burgandy-to-nothing, nothing-to-black)

    Two: overprint (solid burgandy background, nothing-to-black)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdix
    Two: overprint (solid burgandy background, nothing-to-black)
    That's what I was thinking.

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    Option One sucks.

    Use two.

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    C'mon, print a blend, don't be a wuss.

    Friends don't let friends use halftones.....
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    *grin*

    Yep Andy, I still think its a cool way to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdix
    make a spot color gradient and then print the seps one of two ways.

    One: straight butt-to-butt halftones (burgandy-to-nothing, nothing-to-black)

    Two: overprint (solid burgandy background, nothing-to-black)
    ruling

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    Quote Originally Posted by ferg2001
    Quote Originally Posted by bdix
    make a spot color gradient and then print the seps one of two ways.

    One: straight butt-to-butt halftones (burgandy-to-nothing, nothing-to-black)

    Two: overprint (solid burgandy background, nothing-to-black)
    ruling
    Option 2 kills but a 2 color blend isn;t that hard. I've only done it twice so far but both times I was really pleased with the results. You just can't be in a hurry and you can expect to go through more test prints than normal.

    You should try it... I'm hooked.

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