I'm kind of new to screenprinting. I did search for some answers but didn't quite find what I am looking for.
I designed the logo on this website: www.hydra-music.com
we are making t-shirts for the upcoming tour. The printer asked me for a layered file, so there was a bit of miscommunication, and now we are a few weeks behind. (what she meant to ask me for were spot color seps) This printer wasn't communicating very well to me - or I am just a newbie - I'm thinking combination of both!
Basically, I don't know how to color separate, I've never had to do it before, but I am eager to learn! Especially since I have been designing posters and flyers for the past year, and I'd like to learn some new techniques, get more involved in screenprinting in general.
Can some one please explain or send me to some good links) the difference (in quality and processes) between going with spot color vs CMYK. I was told that w/ CMYK, I'd get the printed shirts back exactly how the logo looks, but it'll be more Matte - and heavier due to need for a white base. The colors won't be as vibrant. However, I cannot seem to imagine how to separate this logo while retaining the exact image detail/quality into 6 plates (as printer requested). She said they could do it, but it'll cost $300.00 more, and take 2 weeks - which is way too long!
Thanks in advance for your insights and advice it is much appreciated
PS glad I found this forum, and I look foward to getting more involved!