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5 6 G R A P H I C S P R O • J A N U A R Y 2 0 2 3 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M keep some pop to the color but also someplace for the ink to bite on. ese compensation methods minimize flashing as well. Once each team approved our digital mockup we proceeded to the rest of pre-press output from Illustrator on CTS (computer to screen). Each team's imagery would be set up separately of course. Let's face it, the numbers would be minimal so quick set ups were essential. First, we printed the white printers at 156 tpi (threads per inch). After flashing and smoothing, making sure not to exceed the gel temp on press, the appropriate colors printed directly on the base using 230s wet on wet. After a final flash, we printed any highlight whites needed on another 230. All the screens were dyed mesh stretched on retensionable frames and stabilized at 30 Newtons/cm 2 . Set ups were simple using our pre-reg- istration system. After just a few small micro adjust- ments we were good to go with one right after the other. Squeegees were all sharpened triple ply dual durometer 65/90/65's at a medium pace and a 10-degree angle. e inks were all RFU (ready for use) primary and sec- ondary colors as most school colors are. We had black and white of course, but also, royal blue, red, maroon, gold, and navy. So, that's what we did! Sometimes simple becomes complicated. GP State tournament T-shirts worthy of a championship. S C R E E N P R I N T I N G

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