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    Default In over my head. (Sim Process/Index)

    Haven't been around in a while, but this one is a bit or a brain buster for me and I could use some help from GP. I was following Richie's Sim Process guide, but I'm not sure it can be entirely applied here.

    Customer wants this image



    screenprinted on the back of a navy blue t-shirt. My problem is that I only have five heads to work with (head 6 is a heater), and I can't seem to get this separated and have it not look like a bunch of blue blobs. Original image is high res.

    Question for the seasoned vets is whether this is even do-able, before I call the client and tell them we can't do it with our equipment.

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    customer wont accept halftones?

    couldnt you just print white and maybe 1 spot blue to make all of those hues?

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    Its doable.. is it on a square like that?

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    could you up your spot #s and run it twice??

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    Probably the easiest way to reduce the colors is to live trace it in Illustrator. It will be a bit blobby but I ran a test and you could still make everything out:

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    Wrong... that sep is easy is shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raikus View Post
    Probably the easiest way to reduce the colors is to live trace it in Illustrator. It will be a bit blobby but I ran a test and you could still make everything out:
    no

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    since it's going on a navy shirt, my advice is to really focus on your underlay. with the right underlay you can print that image mostly with cyan and 1-2 spot blues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdix View Post
    since it's going on a navy shirt, my advice is to really focus on your underlay. with the right underlay you can print that image mostly with cyan and 1-2 spot blues.
    Thats the way I would go.
    Underlay
    dark blue
    light blue
    Maybe highlight white.

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    Use the shirt color as the darkest blue (if ok with customer) I wouldn't even bother with an underbase being that the lightest color still has a blue tone to it. I see five different shades of blue if you can use the shirt color to make up the darkest, I would do this as a spot color sep, simulated process seems like it would be more trouble than it needs to be, and it would not lend anything positive to the print.

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