Sign Africa Video Series: Simulated Process Printing On T-Shirts

Sign Africa Video Series: Simulated Process Printing On T-Shirts.

In this video, T-shirt printing industry veteran Charlie Taublieb demonstrates simulated process printing.


• Simulated process printing: making a full colour image using half tones and opaque inks as opposed to four colour process (using transparent inks with CMYK).

• Software choice is a determining factor.

• Separation Studio can break an image down to six colours or less.

• The software uses half tone dots as opposed to a vector programme that deals with big solids.

• Get base-white underlay correct.

• Once the first colour is on, flash it, then the other colours follow next, wet on wet. Scarlet next, then yellow, followed by turquoise, and grey.

• Colour order is dictated by software.

• Make sure image has a three dimensional look to it, emphasising the black shadow.

• This software can be used for a variety of other purposes.

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