For screen print on any cloth. The design must be split down into one color file. The job to split each color is called color separation. There may a fee charged with color sep, which is depend on the art, file, and size of design and qty of order. There are lots of terms, which are used to describe the issue of a design. For e.g.
- One color
- Spot Color
- Spot Color with Halftone.
- Complex Spot color.
- Four Color Process
- Simulated Process
In short, there’s no color sep involved in one color print. The films and screens look the same as the art file we receive. In this case, we’ll just size up the image. Then add some labels and go!.
Spot Color Separation
When a design has very basic and solid color filled. That easy to recognize. We refer to the sep type as a spot color. But it depends on the shirt type. We need to not lose our quality as we go bulk in qty.
Spot Color with Halftone
This way is hard than spot color. Designs are plain and use halftone shade or dots in small parts. Hence, no more gradients.
Complex Spot Color Separation
These files take in many colors in a large design. Also 3-D effects and complex design use spot color sep. This is to say they’re also used for a lot of layers, complex shadow. Hence, other effects are used along those lines.
Four Color Process
Mostly live image use 4 color process. For example 3d face, color art, and full back design. It is based on 4 colors (CMYK). It is the most used way in the paper print shop. The basic part of CMYK color print is a skill. If your vector is just as you want to CMYK print. After that, you opt for the best result.
You can use this way when you have a full color design. We are great in this way. As we get the best result every time with this. But each design is unique. You need a keen designer to convert your image. It is the next level of 4CP. You can take our staff’s help to change your image into print. Once we’re sure that it has done well. Then we follow screenprint best practices. However, we make sure to use the right inks.
Contact us for color separation vector format.