GRAPHICS PRO

December '20

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S O F T W A R E T O S U B S T R A T E 7 0 G R A P H I C S P R O D E C E M B E R 2 0 2 0 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M To make the colors bright and bold, higher percentage densities were used. Even though we wouldn't require a black screen, we used a black channel to select from and knock out colors for shadows. Some colors held up well even without the base and were reduced in densities as well. To add that Graphic Elephants stank, the high-density larger shapes added visual and tactile texture while the clear added sheen to catch the light. The smaller shapes on the clear printed last and more randomly. This high-density plate required a little thought since it printed under other colors. We didn't want it peeking out. We choked it with a full point stroke so that it had room to expand and kept the shapes simple. It was manually painted to match the style of the rest of the illustration, leaving negative space for the pumpkin ridges. We left space between for the expan- sion of the ink during curing. This printed before the other colors that were knocked out from each other. The clear ink gave some of our elements a glossy dome on the bulbs in the sign and over the red ink of the squeegee to make it look wet. The clear was also used as an adhesive for foil added for the area of the text "It came from..." SPOOKY TOUCHES Since this was a show piece, we were afford- ed 10-plus colors. We loved that. We picked bright inks, while primary and secondary color theory was employed—vivid comple- mentary colors of red, yellow, orange, blue, green, and purple. Once seps were completed, we output- ted on CTS with a frequency of 45 LPI (lines per inch) at a 22.5-degree angle for a highly illustrative look. The dots were just big enough to see. We ran the white on a 156 TPI (threads per inch) screen at 35 N/ cm2 using 65/90/65 a triple ply dual du- Since this was a show piece, we were afforded 10-plus colors. We loved that. We picked bright inks, while primary and secondary color theory was employed. Rather than a knife, the pumpkin head character has a squeegee with red ink dripping from the blade. A P P A R E L D E C O R A T I N G

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