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Spot Color Printing , Single Color Printing


Spot Printing is the most common form of screen printing and it can be from 1 to 6 colors per location on most garments. What it is - basically for every distinct color in a graphic, there is a specific screen that will hold the ink on the press and get printed onto a t shirt. For example you may have a 3 color design that has blue for the text, a green for an image of a tree, and black for an outline color on the tree. Each color will need to be "separated" making a distinct black and white image with registration marks and that is what will "burn" a screen. Most sophisticated pre-press programs like Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw and Freehand can generate separations by assigning a Pantone color to each color in the design and all the mind-numbing aspects of the separation are handled by the software. There are still a few tricks to the process and as more programs are being influenced by a imaging that is mostly used on the internet; logos, and designs can still prove to be an interesting challenge to translate into screen printing artwork.  The quickest solution is to simply send in your art and see what the graphics department can do.  With decades of experience, we have the solutions that will turn out well, and be cost effective.


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