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Postby markthedba » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:09 am

Ok I have been doing several 1 color jobs. I use accurip for film output to an epson 1400 printer. Once I got all this working I cna create great screens very fast....Now. I have both Corel draw and photoshop(I suck equally in using both)

My question is I have a job that requires 5 spot colors and I need to create a white underbase to print on dark shirts.

ok now what do I do? I need to do a color seperation, what is good software for this? I tried one that would only print out grey flim that is impossible to expose(squaredot). I am thinking of getting quikseps or tseps to get this done. is this the correct approch or am I missing soemthing? I am not sure I am not puting the cart before the horse, in terms of experience with this. I would like to keep my customer and have explained my newness to this procees to them and they are ok with me doing some learning. But I still need to get the job done. Can anyone point me in the right direction or am I trying to run before I can walk or what?

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Re: Newbie Question

Postby tompaine » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:28 am

Depends on the artwork.
Is it vector?
Has it been designed in spot colours?
If you want to post it or drop me a pm I can have a look at it.
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Re: Newbie Question

Postby anthemscreenprinting » Sat Sep 03, 2011 3:57 pm

You don't really need a separation software for this. Do you already have the 5 spot colors on separate layers? To make the white underbase all you do is create a new layer of all the other layers merged ("Layer ---> Merge Visible" in Photoshop), and voila you have your white underbase. Or you can just print out your 5 spot colors on transparencies, then tape them all together and use this to burn your white underbase. Or you can pay Tompaine to do this for you.
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Re: Newbie Question

Postby absoluteprinting » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:01 am

I use Corel almost 100% of the time for my artwork. I found a plug-in at advancedtshirts.com. It's called simple seps. Inexpensive and works great.
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