For Sale

CMYK Seps for tee shirts

Share questions, suggestions, and information about Adobe, Corel and other graphics products.
Software Review and Rating.

Moderator: Moderator Team

CMYK Seps for tee shirts

Postby BrothersScreen » Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:52 pm

Hello Everyone,
I am a newbieso I thought I'd jump right into this. I searched your threads and found a few messages that pertained to this issue but none of the previous advice solved my problem.
I am using Ill. CS or PS CS or Corel 11 on a PC to try and make plates for screen printing tee shirts.
My printer is a Ricoh Aficio AP610N, which is a laser printer but it has an Adobe PostScript3 driver that I have installed. My PPD is called the same as my printer name.
I know all about the lpi and angles and how to do the seps, but I can not get the defined "dots" that I need no matter how low I make the lpi. I read in another question that you can do a filter effect under Pixilate>Color Halftone, but those dots are too large.
I know that graphic designers are doing this all the time for screen printing plates. Any idea what I'm doing wrong? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
BrothersScreen
Just Browsing
Just Browsing
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Feb 13, 2007 3:38 pm

Postby ROADSIDE » Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:40 am

Are you printing out of AI? (adobe illustrator)
.... I can give you my opinion but I can't tell you if it's right or not.
User avatar
ROADSIDE
Administrator
Administrator
 
Posts: 458
Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2006 5:36 pm
Location: South Jersey

Postby BrothersScreen » Fri Feb 16, 2007 1:31 pm

Yes, but I can print from any of those programs if I need to.
BrothersScreen
Just Browsing
Just Browsing
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Feb 13, 2007 3:38 pm

Postby BrothersScreen » Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:28 pm

I have been trying both progams (AI and Corel), but they both are still giving me the grey shades instead of the defined dot patterns that I need.

I need to create a photographic screen print on a tee using the 4 CMYK screens. I believe it would be the same process you'd use to get a % of a color to be screen printed. Any thoughts?
BrothersScreen
Just Browsing
Just Browsing
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Feb 13, 2007 3:38 pm

Postby Renegade » Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:28 pm

This wont help you get the right color levels but basicly in photoshop. 1 Make the document CYMK (image menu > mode> CYMK) 2. add your targets
3 select all the first channel make a greyscale document paste it, this is your last chance to apply any curves, convert the document into a bitmap (image menu > mode> bitmap> halftone 600 dpi> 55 lines per inch elipse and the corosponding scren angle for the color) 4 print it.
repeat steps 3 and 4 for each channel.

remember to ajust the curves or else your print will lay down the C,M,Y very heavily and then the blacK layer will lay on top and make it all way too dark, unless you bring up the mids,

Print with a high megh count 280 ish

My first attempt at cymk screenprinting was quite a learning experience.

Good luck.

Myles, Conner.
Renegade Apparel
Solder of fortune in an information war.
Renegade
Just Browsing
Just Browsing
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:57 pm
Location: Peterborough, ON

Postby BrothersScreen » Mon Mar 12, 2007 4:34 pm

Oh that works great! Thank you so much. I hear that Smart Designer has a nice halftone wizard in it, I was going to get it later this week. I seen it in action at the AC ISS show this weekend so I know it works great, but this is very helpful. Thank you.
BrothersScreen
Just Browsing
Just Browsing
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Feb 13, 2007 3:38 pm

Postby ROADSIDE » Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:13 pm

honestly its ALOT easier then that.
If you are using AI... the print dialog should have an option for SEPARATIONS

Sounds to me that you are not paying enough attention to the print dialog menus.
.... I can give you my opinion but I can't tell you if it's right or not.
User avatar
ROADSIDE
Administrator
Administrator
 
Posts: 458
Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2006 5:36 pm
Location: South Jersey

Postby shirtsbyeric » Sat Jun 30, 2007 6:51 am

pixilale/ color halftone is a filter. in photoshop you can set the frequency in the print dilog by clicking transfer
shirtsbyeric
Intern
Intern
 
Posts: 23
Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2007 6:40 am

Postby Jeremy » Sun Jul 01, 2007 6:06 pm

Yuck. Don't use a filter to do halftones or color seperations -- except for effect.
Halftones and color seps in Photoshop should be done with Image>Mode>Bitmap>Halftone Screen.
Jeremy
Intern
Intern
 
Posts: 39
Joined: Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:00 pm
Location: Bowling Green, Ohio

Re: CMYK Seps for tee shirts

Postby Art_Maverick » Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:54 am

I know it's a little expensive, but honestly Color Separations for Illustrator using AccuRip is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo easy. The best thing is that using AccuRip is a non-destructive process. It was not hard to use either. Photoshop color separations? I'm still working on that.
G'Day,
Art_Maverick
Art_Maverick
Just Browsing
Just Browsing
 
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:50 pm
Location: Southern California

Re: CMYK Seps for tee shirts

Postby tompaine » Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:31 am

If you are going to use filters (and I agree with my fellows above) use the same dpi as your printer to avoid moire.
User avatar
tompaine
Folder
Folder
 
Posts: 271
Joined: Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:38 pm

Re: CMYK Seps for tee shirts

Postby carolw96 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:49 pm

Will AccuRip work with Corel?
carolw96
Just Browsing
Just Browsing
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:26 pm

Re: CMYK Seps for tee shirts

Postby tompaine » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:03 pm

yes it will.
User avatar
tompaine
Folder
Folder
 
Posts: 271
Joined: Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:38 pm

Re: CMYK Seps for tee shirts

Postby Art_Maverick » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:30 am

Hello Everyone,
I have a color separation question now. Been beating my head on the table to no avail. I work with a screen printer in San Diego (Three In One Design). Good crew. We have a perfect candidate for a 4 color process print. The job was done in Photoshop. I'm having difficulties separating the channels and setting it up for CMYK. Photoshop realizes that they're spot channels, but after going to multi-mode and going through the process of creating a DCS 2.0 file with 4 plates, Illustrator won't see them as spot colors. Supposedly after placing the image into Illustrator, AI will see the individual plates. This is crucial, as I need the spot colors for AI with Accurip to process them. Any clues to what I'm doing wrong?
Thanks,
Art Maverick
Art_Maverick
Just Browsing
Just Browsing
 
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:50 pm
Location: Southern California

Re: CMYK Seps for tee shirts

Postby STEPHEN HUGHES » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:53 am

pixlate photoshop try this.....top box 25...then this degrees in the other four boxes..10..10..10..10
User avatar
STEPHEN HUGHES
Just Browsing
Just Browsing
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Sep 26, 2010 6:14 pm


Return to Adobe & Corel

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users

cron


info to advertise here