This is a topic dear to my heart. Now that I am doing a lot of high-end color separations every day I have a lot more chances to deal directly with artists. I am simply amazed how little they know about file formats, the color separation process or how to tweak artwork to make it Read More
Introducing T-RIP 2.0 from Scott Fresener. T-RIP is the next generation of our older and popular FastRIP software and the truth is we are the leaders in RIP software. T-RIP 2.0 works with almost any “dumb” inkjet printer – like the Epson 1430 and it makes it print film positives that are a thing of Read More
This article will assume you already have a basic Photoshop channel separation done as Simulated Process Color. The information here is geared moretowards doing final tweaks after you have separated using one automated separation programs that will sometimes give you too many color choices or they might lose fine subtle detail. Even if you do Read More
This one has been a long time coming and took more work than we thought. On June 18 Adobe released Photoshop CC 2014 and made a major change in how programs like T-Seps work in their Extensions Panels. Prior to CC 2014, Extensions were generally Flash based programs. Starting in CC 2014 Adobe changed things Read More
It is almost impossible to tell everything you need to know about color separating in a short article. But, I feel strongly that if I can point you in the right direction and maybe cut through some of the myths and opinions that you hear – that are wrong – you will break out of Read More
I have been working with a start-up screen printer in Mesa, Arizona called Group Imaging and they are doing things all the right way. They are a large banner and display manufacturer moving into adding T-Shirts to their product mix. Owner, Jeff Burris is not afraid of buying the best equipment and setting up a Read More
This article was promoted by yet another call from a new T-Seps user (large company) faced with the same old “we can’t print that” comment from the screen and production departments.
If you don’t have time to learn or use an automated separation program like T-Seps, or if you don’t do enough high-end work
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about halftone dots for screen printing and how to create them, expose them and print them in this article by Scott Fresener.
By Scott Fresener There are a lot of ways of doing color separations but none is as simple and strikingly accurate as Index Color. Index what? Index Color is another way of doing separations for garments.
Part One of a two part article. Click here to read Part Two. Printing detailed, photorealistic images on dark shirts has always been the ultimate goal of most garment screen printers. Yes, the bread and butter is in basic images (for most printers), but there is nothing like lifting the last screen and seeing a Read More
Over the years I have learned that one of the major secrets to good screen printing is good color separations. As you become a better printer, it doesn’t take long to learn that in most cases if the separations are done correctly, the print looks great. Yes, yes, you need to use properly tensioned screens, Read More