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    Default possible stupid question...

    hey.
    i'm really new to silkscreening, so if this question is just completely dumb, please bear with me.

    i'm getting ready to print a two color design that will be silver and a really dark blue. does it make any difference what color goes down first? i would think it would make sense to print the silver first followed by the darker blue. is that the best way?

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    lightest to darkest is a good way to go.

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    lonny is correct...though sometimes I like hiting the top with white if a iwant a sharp white and I am not printing on white paper.

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    post the image. Are any of the colors overlapping or do they not touch one another?

    -loco

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    silver (if it is metallic) is usually very opaque. So in this case print blue first, then silver.... but if they don't touch, it doesn't matter which colour you print first.
    If they do touch, you should have designed it so one colour traps (overlaps) the other...in that case, it would be better to have silver as the overprint.

    Hey, there's no stupid questions if you don't know something. If you don't ask, you will never know.

    They might be redundant, but not stupid.
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    The way I feel about stupid questions is that I will only answer them if I am being paid.

    Then the question is no longer stupid to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichieGoodtimes
    The way I feel about stupid questions is that I will only answer them if I am being paid.

    Then the question is no longer stupid to me.
    Can you make the whole shirt glittery?

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    No. I cannot. That will be $100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twelvevolt
    Quote Originally Posted by RichieGoodtimes
    The way I feel about stupid questions is that I will only answer them if I am being paid.

    Then the question is no longer stupid to me.
    Can you make the whole shirt glittery?
    hehehehehe
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