September '19

For the Business of Apparel Decorating

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2 0 P R I N T W E A R S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 9 2 0 P R I N T W E A R S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 9 SCREEN PRINTING From Software to Substrate The colors all looked flat in the file, but once printed with the base and the highlight, the tones came to life. All the colors were run wet-on-wet on N272s at the same tension, using 75/90/75s in succession. Finally, the highlight white was done on an N205. We chose targeted areas for shadows and high- lights. The white areas had the most density and required detail with a combination of hard edges and softly brushed areas to create shiny colorful characters. Once seps were completed, we output on CTS at 55 lpi and 61 degrees F. We ran the white printer on an N166 tpi screen stretched to 45 N/cm2 after a heated pre-iron in head one. A 65/90/65 triple durom- eter squeegee was used. We flashed to gel the ink and hit the print with the heated roller screen to matte down the fibers in the next head.

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