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    Default t-shirt printing

    i had a few questions for all you printing gurus, any help is appreciated since i have not prepared art for t-shirt printing, and i'm sending art off for someone else to print.

    are t-shirt inks more opaque than inks used to print posters? if i want to print white on top of red will it look pink or is it opaque enough to retain it's color? or should I trap it?

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    They are more opaque than poster inks but it also depends on what color shirt you are printing on. If your printing on a dark shirt you may want to print the white first and then print red over the white so you just have to hit it once.
    Make sense?

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    yeah, thank you.

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    yeah what brian said shirts ink(plastisol) is alot more opaque. but printing shirts and posters are to different ball games. for the most part with shirts you don't to a ton of over printing. like brian said on a dark garment you would plate everything white and knock all the other colors out that way you colors tend to stay truer.

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    butt registration and micros are the order of the day.

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    Default Re: t-shirt printing

    Quote Originally Posted by Travis White
    i had a few questions for all you printing gurus, any help is appreciated since i have not prepared art for t-shirt printing, and i'm sending art off for someone else to print.

    are t-shirt inks more opaque than inks used to print posters? if i want to print white on top of red will it look pink or is it opaque enough to retain it's color? or should I trap it?
    Alot of it has to do with how much detail you are trying to print. If it's just bold and not alot of thin lines or small reverse type then you could get away with real open screen mesh like 110 or if there somewhat detail.
    (The artwork plays a big role in this) Then us 160 -200 screen mesh. You can double or triple coat your screens (letting it dry between coats) so when you shoot the screen you have alot thicker amount of emulsion and it will lay down alot more ink.
    Another trick I do is I have some t-shirt pallets that have rubber pads on them (The stuff to make wet suits with) and it makes like a softer base so the ink stay on top and is not driven into the shirt as much.

    hope this helps

    -loco

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    Quote Originally Posted by loco
    Another trick I do is I have some t-shirt pallets that have rubber pads on them (The stuff to make wet suits with) and it makes like a softer base so the ink stay on top and is not driven into the shirt as much.

    hope this helps

    -loco
    does the soft rubber pallet thing really work? i was thinking about putting that stuff on our pallets.

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    o yes
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    No one will print white on top of pink, unless your printer is unusually bored that day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdix
    No one will print white on top of pink, unless your printer is unusually bored that day.
    i have seen it done before but it was a total rediculous 16 color job. and they print white 3 times on it. its lame no shirt needs to be 16 colors.

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