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    Default Advice Needed on Color Separations for Current Client please

    Hi there,

    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

    Valerie

    PS glad I found this forum, and I look foward to getting more involved!

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    If you don't know how to do this...well...honestly, it's not something you learn over night.

    I'd hire someone real good at this stuff.

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    who's the printer?
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    I know a guy who could seperate that for a dark shirt with a soft underbase in probably 5 colors and it would take him maybe two hours at most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichieGoodtimes
    I know a guy who could seperate that for a dark shirt with a soft underbase in probably 5 colors and it would take him maybe two hours at most.
    would that guy have a greasy moustache and a dodgy outfit?

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    Oh I totally understand that it will take time to master, but since I have come across this, I'd really like to dive in - for future projects.

    I know I'll probably have to go with the CMYK process for now, or have the printer do the seps...

    **I did some basic spot color (4 plates at most) screen printing in high-school which is about 10 years ago, but I know things have changed A LOT since then, not to mention I can't remember what I did!

    I never did anything in college w/ screen printing, and never came across this opportunity in my career until now(through freelance design work - and a great opportunity), and appreciate anything that would help me understand these processes and get me started.

    thanks again

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    Hire Richie. Save the headache.
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    btw the printer is Cycotees. I have not been able to find a website or more info - nor do I know what type of experience they have. The band's manager just put me in touch with this girl to send along the logo. Local shop in L.A. i think.

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    Indeed. Richie is the man for this, from what I hear on the street...

    which is richie saying he is the man for this. And from what I hear, he is.

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    If it was my project, I'd hire Richie But it's not my budget which might be a bit tight, and we are VERY CLOSE to the deadline: Tour starts April 7th!!!!!! i'm freaking out just a tiny bit...I'm a perfectionist(big surpirse i bet most of us on here are) so of course I want it to come out perfect, high quality, and professional!

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