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Is it possible to screen print this logo on a colored t-shirt? The screen printer I am working with says we can do gradients on a colored shirt but it won't print consistently or well. She advises changing the 4 colors to solid and screen printing that on a white background (the white cross is negative space).

  • You'd have to print it as a halftone gradient. Which may or may not work that well on fabric.
    – DA01
    Sep 2, 2015 at 1:22
  • no its not going to work with screen printing, the gradient and texture are too subtle. However you could acheive this with dye sublimation or inkjet printing methods. Sep 2, 2015 at 8:40

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What your printer told you is correct. Think of it like this: anywhere you see white in your image, you'll see shirt color instead. (Unless you pay for the addition of white ink, but with unfinished edges like you have there, it's not going to look great.)

Here's an image to help visualize what printing this on different colored shirts might look like:

printed shirt help

  • +1: printing a field of white to overprint is always an option, but it is an extra ink and you need to figure out how to vignette the white background.
    – Yorik
    Sep 2, 2015 at 16:01

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