A printing method that uses a fine mesh and blocking stencils to allow ink to seep through in certain areas. Also called silkscreen, serigraphy, and serigraph printing.

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CMYK Color Separation for offset printing

Hello I would like to ask how to do CMYK color separation for offset printing? Is it the same for screen printing i.e. spot colors? What would be the optimal DPI, Frequency and angles? My mom sent ...
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Fine Art Printing: Inkjet Printing vs Screen Printing

I print fine art on coated-canvas using a professional inkjet printer. The images are very clear and detailed. I have very little experience screen printing, but I have read there are ~300 dpi ...
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How can I simulate screen printing/offset colors in a non-destructive way

In screen printing or offset printing (or any other printing process that uses galzing colors) colors printed on top of each others mix together. This is similar to the multiply layer blend mode. ...
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Commercial alternative to vinyl for bumper stickers and wine/beer/food labels?

Not all self-adhesive stick well on bottles or car bumpers because the surface of the glass and shinny paint isn't very porous; the glue has no grip. It also needs to be resistant to some conditions ...
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Do I need a black stroke when saving white artwork for it to be able to print?

White vector graphic with black stroke, do I need this for printing? Otherwise artwork is white and artboard is white, any other ways to do this? This artwork will be silk screened on a T-Shirt ...
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How to prepare a screen (for screen printing)

Pls how long does it take for emulsion applied on screen to dry up, so that one can start exposing an image on it? How dim should the room be when applying the photo-emulsion on fresh screen? How ...
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PCB Screen Printing Problem

I exposed the board under the sun at 2 pm for 12 min, it got slightly overexposed I think as washing the not exposed part was a bit struggling. But when I started to print through it for the first ...
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Can I scale illustrator files up when printing? [closed]

I'm a student in textile design but I do a lot of my work in photoshop and Illustrator for textiles. In my course we have a fabric printer, however everyone only prints their fabric in meters and not ...
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How can I predict how colors will mix when silkscreening?

I'm just starting in silkscreen printing and I would like to know if there are common ways to predict the final result of overlaying transparent inks on paper? Are there methods that could help me ...
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Branding Cars on Photoshop / Illustrator

Any idea on how to Design Printable stuff for different cars. I mean branding a complete car by designing stickers which are than pasted on a car. The main problem is that how can we get the ...
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White ink on black paper - how should I knockout a stroke around some text?

I am preparing artwork to be sent to a printer for the production of custom umbrellas. We want to print a logo on black fabric with 2-inks: white-spot and orange-spot (PMS 021) colours. The path in ...
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How should artwork be setup for T-shirt printing?

What does it mean to colour separate the artwork in T-Shirt printing? It is normally suggested to use Pantone colours for T-Shirt printing. Is it the Pantone Coated or the Pantone Uncoated? The ...
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T-Shirt design from an A4 drawing?

I'll try to keep this as simple as I can. I'm just about to pen over a sketch on A4 paper but my intention is to print it on a shirt about A3 size. It's also a design which doesn't look very well ...
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Can a client use my designs on products I do not provide?

I've developed several designs for military units over the past few years for one particular store on a military installation which is a not for profit entity. Most of the designs were developed for ...
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Is there a quick way to prep an illustrator file with tons of strokes and fills for screen printing

I needs to look like it looks here with three different pics for screen printing. Is there any way to do this quickly or do I have to do it manually?
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How to re-size images taken with Print Screen while keeping the original aspect ratio?

Say for instance I have pressed Print Screen and cut the following image: Now I wish to scale this down to about 338 width and 338 px height. However when I do this in Paint (I know, noob program) ...
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How to recreate a Photoshop sketch in Illustrator

I have attached a quick unfinished sketch made in Photoshop that will be developed for digital and screen printing on fabric and paper. It's basically a mix of hatching and erasing in different ...
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How to prepare an image / graphic file to be printed or embroidered on clothing and garments?

I recently created some graphics with Adobe Illustrator, saved them as PDFs and sent them to a printing company for a quote for part embroidery, part screen print on clothing. The quote came back ...
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Simple Spot Color Separations for Screen Printing

Ok, I'm an Illustrator noob, but I've worked in screen printing. I made a design which is composed of an expanded Live Trace, a couple of rectangles with fills and strokes, and some text within said ...
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What are some important things to look out for when buying a used silkscreen press?

I've had my eye on Craigslist for a few months looking for a silkscreen press. I've only ever dealt with my own 1 color/1 station press which I purchased new, so I'm not especially well versed in what ...
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Photoshop (CS6) bitmap halftone pixelated

I want to create a halftone effect in Photoshop. The only output I'm getting is hard pixels and nothing like dots. I also tried lines, diamonds, etc. etc. and the output is always the same. It also ...
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What printing technique can I use to print a poster that is too vibrant to print using screen printing?

I've got a poster design that I wish to print. But provided that poster has multiple colors that won't go good for a screen print (further, I would like to restrict screen printing to t-shirts), is ...
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Is there a guide out there for printing and selling T-shirts?

I'm looking for some advice on printing and selling tshirts. Is there a tutorial somewhere out there for designers who have created a design and want to make and sell shirts? I know a couple of ...
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How do I determine exposure time for a silkscreen?

I'm trying to expose a silkscreen with photo-emulsion. I have an LED light (90 w) that is equivalent to a 450W - 500W incandescent light. The light is mounted 18" from the screen. I'm trying to ...
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Screenprinting sans power-washer setup?

(I'm not entirely sure this is Graphic Design worthy, but since screen printing is a favorite medium of graphic designers for posters and the like and is certainly one of the popular commercial ...
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Will 300 dpi (non-vector) result in blurry artwork for screen printing?

I created a .psd artwork on a t-shirt that has several "sponsor logos" on it sized at around 1x1inch each. I created the file at actual size with 300dpi. I then got an email back from the printer ...