GRAPHICS PRO

July '21

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G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M 2 0 2 1 J U L Y G R A P H I C S P R O 6 3 At 21 years old, LON WINTERS was the production manager for Ocean Pacific and started his 30+ year career reclaiming screens. He's the president and founder of Colorado-based Graphic Elephants, an international consulting firm and apparel decoration studio specializing in screen printing technical advances, plant design, layout, troubleshooting, productivity, quality analysis, and complete apparel decorating solutions. Learn more at www.graphicelephants.com. naturally occur, so we removed den- sity on the white printer, or base-plate, so that those areas darkened with in- fluence from the black substrate. The last element to be placed was the verbiage from the slogan. We add- ed the logo along the bottom and the frame around it. We didn't use much white in the image as we wanted the color to really stand out — just the type, logo, and the natural whites in the cornea and teeth. The base was critical to keep the bright colors bold. Some portion of each color had a solid base under it to make it pop. Those solid fills were where much of the color would be its most opaque. The knocked-out elements and soft areas in the base also reduced the brightness and add- ed secondary tones. Total removal of the base dropped off the color into shadow and dark tones. Since we es- sentially created a black plate as our mask to complete all of our knock- outs, this design could also print on a colored shirt using the addition of that black screen. ON PRESS Once seps were completed, we again outputted on CTS with a frequency of 55 LPI at a 22.5-degree angle. On a brand-new press at GPX, we ran the white on 156 TPI screen at 35 N/ cm2 followed by a flash and smooth- ing heated iron in a Teflon sling. Next, the colored inks and the highlight white all ran wet on wet on 230's at the same tension using all 65/90/65 triple ply, dual durome- ter squeegees for simplicity's sake. All eight screens hit perfectly for setup demos and the job ran without issue for the whole show. No drama is a good thing. GP All eight screens hit perfectly for setup demos and the job ran without issue for the whole show. Invest in quality equipment to increase production, profit, and repeat customers. 24/7 Customer Support Wide range of reliable heat presses, accessories, and packages Quick Change platens to decorate any garment or placement GP0721 STAHLS.COM | 800.478.2457 hijklmn HEAT APPLY WITH CONFIDENCE SEE THE HOTRONIX ® DIFFERENCE bit.ly/HTX-HP STAHLS' HOTRONIX ® HEAT PRESSES | PROUDLY MADE IN THE U.S.A.

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