How To Screen Print Your Own T-Shirts

Here's a quick and dirty tips and tricks tutorial for getting clean gradations in Illustrator for screen-printing tee shirts. I show the basic method for setting spot colors to a gradient as well as how to keep the gradient free from hard lines due to fall out of your halftone dot.


Patrick Borg:

Interesting video about gradations in screen printing. I have been in screen printing for the last 30 years, working for prestigious companies like Levi’s, Playmobil and Mothercare.
I am based in Malta Europe.

I agree that the foundation of a good print starts with a great artwork design, and finally finishing with a great color separation process, which in turn, is the final result on the printed t-shirt.

So I would say that, having a great artwork but poor color separation, especially in multi-color simulated process separation, would result in a very bad printed t-shirt. Not mentioning printing on dark t-shirts. A professionally generated simulated process color separation resulting in an excellent printed t-shirt will get you more customers, that is “happy customers” thus more business. So think about in investing in a good color separation from an experienced screen printer who knows the pitfalls of certain problematic prints when printing on dark t-shirts.

As a 30 years experienced screen printer and graphics designer specialized for screen printing, I can offer professional color separation service for screen printers coupled with technical advice, as I offer screen printing consultancy online.
my website : explains my services and offers of a 50% discount on the first simulated process color separation, where you will benefit from less headaches and will have a “preview” of what is to be expected when t-shirt is printed. There are videos to show you what I can do for you. My color separations services is affordable and very competitive pricing. Guaranteed !
With every color separation ordered, I will give “free” technical advice.
My color separations are ready-for-film output on your inkjet printers and without the need of a RIP software.

If you need any technical advice or color separation service, you can go on my website and contact me direct with all your requirements, and I’ll contact you within few minutes or in few hours.

Thank you for reading my post. If you want more, please contact me direct from my website and mention this post.

Jan 09, 2018

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