Frank sez: "we got to where we could control the area of transition down to about
1"....a lot of times we would do like 3 different colors on one screen to save time."
I started printing this a few days ago on one screen by doing just that. I had three squeegees goin' one for each split and one for the solid in the middle. The tiny text clogged and I wasn't in the mood to play screen rescue so I blew it out and went to bed.
Some days the signs say it's just not meant to print. It's best to learn that early on and save yourself plenty of headaches. On that note I'm off to print. Wish me luck!
May be easier to see here. Orange at the top fades to yellow and then back to orange. Had orange ink in the left side of the fountain, yellow in the middle and orange back again on the right side of the fountain. Split it. The blue is also split just not as dramatic. Make sense?
See how the yellow fades from light to darker on the bear? And the blue goes from light to dark? The fountian is the area on the screen that hold the ink. A split fountain is when you mix different hues or even different colours on the same screen. On the blue the fountain would have had dark on the top of the screen and lighter at the bottom. Pulling th eflood blends the ink and creates the effect. Splitting the fountain.
This is the one I was talkin' about on the Nashville Pussy poster. Why not blow out the contrast on the girlie so the torso goes right into the white lettering or have the letters that same gray colour? Maybe it's just the jpeg and the real one is all white. If not it's just an extra step to a pretty perfect poster.
Like I said Mafia is pretty great at the vintage chick style and clever concept just a few minor things...
And you shoudl drive up. I just added A/C to the studio and you could print for me this weekend. Still sore from something. I'll give you some candy and beer and let you listen to one Smiths cd of your choice...but just once...and if I'm in the other room...