Announcement Announcement Module
Collapse
No announcement yet.
general screen printing advice? Page Title Module
Move Remove Collapse
Search Search Module
Collapse

Advertisement Advertisement Module
Collapse

Latest Topics Latest Topics Module
Collapse

  • seamas
    Reply to logo design for a mobile app developer
    seamas
    When word meshing like this (taking a familiar word and changing spelling by mixing it with another word) it makes it MORE important--not less important-- to have the word be legible as possible.
    ...
    Today, 09:51 PM
  • Floreos
    Reply to Lighting For Print.
    Floreos
    Thanks for the comments! I do understand the subtlety's that will be different from the RGB to print transfer.
    But I mean there is a BIG problem in my room right now my prints seem to come out 15-20%...
    Today, 08:01 PM
  • VogueIntl
    We need a full time graphic designer!
    VogueIntl
    We are a consumer products company in Clearwater, FL with an immediate need for another graphic designer, due to our continued growth worldwide. Local candidates only. See the full ad on CareerBuilder.com,...
    Today, 07:38 PM
  • kemingMatters
    Comment on Fonts for Conference Signage
    kemingMatters
    touche
    Today, 06:12 PM
  • PrintDriver
    Reply to Fonts for Conference Signage
    PrintDriver
    You might pick Papyrus for a tech conference at The Paperstore. ...
    Today, 05:36 PM

Powered by mediabistro.com
Mediabistro Creative Sites Mediabistro Creative Sites Module
Collapse
X
Conversation Detail Module
Collapse
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • general screen printing advice?

    howdo, i've never knowingly created anything to be screen printed before and so i was wondering if you had any advice or things to keep in mind when designing for screenprint? I know not to go too detailed (or use colours at less than 10%) as it might be lost but is there anything else i need to think of?
    the job in point is to be printed full colour on vinyl at 120 lines (?!?)...
    The beginning is always today.

  • #2
    You should really talk to the guy doing the screen printing. Is it 4-color or spot color?

    Comment


    • #3
      4 col - cmyk
      The beginning is always today.

      Comment


      • #4
        I've never done a true 4-color job in silkscreen before. One of my vendors does excellent work in 4-color but we've only ever done spot jobs with him. Sorry.

        Comment


        • #5
          I screenprint on textile a lot and try and avoid 4 color process because results vary and only really know how well something looks when you have already made screens and printed one. Last time i tried was a Ham on rye sandwich and the bread came out blue. Not so appetising.
          The more contrast you ahve helps and try not to use too many colours from all over the spectrum. Seems to me when there are too many colors the separations aim for middle ground and don't hit any exactly.
          As per usual best to consult your friendly local screenprinter BEFORE you spend too much time on your design

          Comment

          Mediabistro A division of Prometheus Global Media home | site map | advertising/sponsorships | careers | contact us | help courses | browse jobs | freelancers | content | member benefits | reprints & permissions terms of use | privacy policy Copyright © 2015 Mediabistro Inc.
          Working...
          X