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    Default File set up for 2 color sticker?

    I'm preparing a black and red sticker and wanted to make sure the file I send is correct.

    Black Layer: Solid black and halftones (for shading)
    Red Layer: Solid Red and halftones (for lighter red)
    The halftones are 55lpi.
    See image.

    Is this how the files should be set up? I'm kind of thinking that maybe the shading gets turned into halftones from the screen. I'm a little ashamed to admit I've never screen printed before so I'm sorry if this is a total noob question.

    Thanks.


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    turn each color in on a separate layer.

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    I should have stated that the image shown is a flat version I sent to my work email. The file I'll send to the printer is layered.

    My main question is do I convert the shading to halftones or is that something that happens when it is screened?

    Alan.

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    do you mean the gray under the black halftone?
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    Convert it all to Halftones.

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    Yeah, when you print out the layers, the only parts that will expose are the solid black halftones and lines. Or you could make it a 3 color design and print the gray where your shading is.

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    the greys will convert when the film is output.

    you should be getting your stickers printed with me!

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    True, but the existing halftone and the rip halftone may moire. Maybe?
    I don't know. Just let Diesel do it.

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    I had planned on sending these to Andy. I just didn't want him to have to hold my hand any more than necessary. Unless he's into that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MenacingTourist View Post
    I had planned on sending these to Andy. I just didn't want him to have to hold my hand any more than necessary. Unless he's into that...
    then just send it in as a layered file, we can take care of the rest.

    with a layered file that has not already been bitmaped mot ake those greys into a halftone we has some room to adjust for dot gain on press making your sticker come out a little clearer. also our rip system produced better/cleaner halftones than psd.

    and if you get the order in today there is a good chance it will print tomorrow or Wednesday.

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