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How to Screen Print Simulated Spot Process Step by Step Full Tutorial

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How to Screen Print Simulated Spot Process Step by Step Full Tutorial
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  • By a special request I'm going to show you step-by-step how to screen print
  • spot or simulated process coming up okay all of my screens are a 230 mesh I'm
  • using you lando TZ emulsion I'll leave a link down the scripts in where you can
  • grab this and I am going to use the sharp side of my scooped coder and I'm
  • going to coat my screens one-on-one I'm gonna do the garment side players and
  • the side net now I'm going to set it in the drying rack like this that what the
  • emulsion is pulled down by gravity and I'm going to repeat that for the rest of
  • the screens is going
  • now that I'm finished with my emulsion I'm going to put the remaining motion
  • back in the bucket now I'm gonna take this over to the wash out for this and
  • just give it a good rinse
  • okay while our screens are drying here is the artwork that we are going to
  • print this was a little design that I put together I'll leave a card up at the
  • tops that way you guys can take a look at the tutorial and how I design that so
  • the artwork is flattened the image size is to print size it is 12 by 15 at 200
  • dpi anywhere from 200 to 300 dpi is great 200 will save you a little bit of
  • file space so we're going to bring this over to separation studio I'm going to
  • open that up real quick okay here is the image that we are using I am and I am in
  • separation studio and as you can see here it basically breaks it down to
  • about 9 different colors some of these colors we will not use for example
  • there's no information on the green but we're going to go to the proof-positive
  • here and we are going to go to channels we're going to merge the purple and we
  • are going to merge the turquoise
  • we are going to see what is on the green doesn't look like there's anything there
  • nothing to get excited about so I'm just going to delete that and now we're down
  • to six colors our pres has six colors so that's absolutely perfect I'm going to
  • hit Auto adjust here I'm just going to make these Reds really bright some of
  • these yellows and these whites bright as well so we're good to go on that in our
  • artwork is all separated out I'm going to go ahead and save this as an EPS
  • which generally it just does save it as an EPS I'm going to save this to the
  • desktop for the sake of this tutorial and going back looking at each of these
  • layers you can see all the colors that is involved in creating this design let
  • me go back to my ink view
  • so this is our white our white base this is our red this is our blue our gold our
  • gray and then our white top or white highlights so now that that saved out
  • I'm going to bring this into my template which I'll leave a link down in the
  • description as to where you can buy this template from us it's ready to go so you
  • don't have to fuss with the template has registration marks and all that which
  • all these registration marks will show up on every single one of these spot
  • colors
  • so here is our artwork I'm going to place it on my art layer here and then
  • I'm just going to Center or line it it looks a little goofy here that's because
  • this will be going on a black t-shirt if I jump back over to separation studio
  • you can see that my ground color is black so whatever's black in here is
  • actually going to be the t-shirt showing through now I'm going to bring this
  • layer down because it is a pretty big print I'm gonna lock my art layer and
  • then I'm going to move my registration and center marks up and down a couple
  • moves couple two or three moves just get it out of the artwork okay so now that's
  • ready to go I'm hit command P to print and when I go
  • to output we have separations all selected here and with separation studio
  • it basically brought in all the spot colors we have our our white base red
  • blue gold gray and white it gives you the number and what sequence you need to
  • print us at so we'll do the white base first flash that and then we're gonna do
  • the rest of colors wet-on-wet the red the blue and the gold grains and
  • the white in that sequence and you can see over here when I brought the art and
  • it did bring in all these spot colors so I'm going to go ahead and make sure that
  • we're only printing those six spot colors so I'm gonna go ahead and hit
  • print and we'll show you the film coming up and before I get too far ahead of
  • myself I am using accurate black pearl that is what we are sending it to so
  • it's sending the art over to accurate black pearl which sends it to our Epson
  • 1430 the settings that we are using is 45 LPI and we're using 230 mesh screens
  • okay our first piece of film is coming out and here it is finishing up
  • you can see the little half pounds in this design and now all we have to do is
  • wait for our other five piece of the film to come out
  • while these films are printing out the screens are drying once the films are
  • finished the screen should just about be dry and then we'll go to the exposure
  • unit okay all of our films are finished all six are out put the film that we use
  • here is 13 by 19 waterproof inkjet film they cost around 57 cents apiece I'll
  • leave a link down a description where you guys can get that and save yourself
  • a little bit of money on film okay our film is all finished let's see if our
  • screens are dry
  • they look dry to me so let's grab our film and expose all six of these screens
  • let's do it
  • okay here's the first screen that we're going to expose let's go ahead and do
  • our white base first you want to make sure you do the tacky side down so I'm
  • just going to Center that up in the middle of my screen and it takes some
  • scotch tape just secure that down we're going to flip this over going to lock
  • our exposure unit lid down I think I'll set this one at about 310 and hopes that
  • we can retain some of those smaller details make sure I hit enter turn my
  • vacuum on and then I'm going to expose it
  • once this screen that's finished exposing I'm going to take it stick it
  • in the washout booth grab another screen and a piece of film stick it on the
  • exposure unit start the exposure process and then I'm going to wash out the
  • current screen that's exposing what that will do is speed up the process and you
  • can wash it out a screen while the other screen is exposing a little bit of a tip
  • for you
  • what
  • that way when the emotions go out it will fall out evenly
  • that way you're not watching out your halftone
  • now starting to fall out and the new credit one
  • now I'm going to give it a quiz
  • but on the outer edge just to let water kind of she's down and rinse away any of
  • the unexposed emulsion or emulsion that I just rinsed out now we're going to
  • take this and set it in the Sun let it dry and then we're gonna rinse and
  • repeat literally I'm gonna set this thing in the Sun and let it post Harden
  • and it also will help it dry a little faster
  • another little quick tip for you pull up and today one of the things you want to
  • do with spot process is be sure to check your film and compare it to your screen
  • looks great let's proceed the things you want to be sure to do is include the
  • name of the color and your output on your film that way you have it in your
  • screen and it will make setting up your job that much easier be sure to check
  • your glass after every exposure and make sure it is clean if you need to take
  • some more Windex and paper towel and wipe it down so that way you don't end
  • up with pinholes and your screens okay I just washed out the last expose image on
  • our screen so I'm gonna set it out into the Sun let them dry as soon as those
  • are finished drying we're gonna go on press and get these out today so let's
  • do it the inks that we will be using for this job it's just a standard red a mono
  • blue a golden yellow gray which this grey is a will Flex spot process cool
  • grey but I ran out of that long time ago and I just made a custom mix that was
  • similar to it it don't have to be spot-on guys and then we're going to use
  • our standard will Flex epic amazing bright white underbase and white
  • highlight or white top quick a little tip you do not have to have these spot
  • colors that are associated with separation
  • studio the only time I really use the spot colors is when I'm doing some sort
  • of flesh tones everything else I use whatever color I feel like putting in
  • there that way I can make it a bright blue a bright red a bright yellow of
  • right turquoise where the case may be you do not have to have the spot colors
  • that separation studio says that you need experiment with it a little bit
  • with you
  • what I'm doing at this moment is preheating my palate and they're not
  • going to put a test t-shirt on it do my first print register the rest of my
  • screens off of it and ink them up once I feel that the registration is pretty
  • spot-on run my test print see how it looks with simulated process you have to
  • do a handful of test prints before it really starts working out correctly what
  • I like to do is take my white base lie on my screen up with my center marks
  • that I have drawn on the pallet I use my Center marks from the template that I
  • have created which you guys can go and grab I've Center my screen here make
  • sure my center lines are nice and centered nothing lock that down
  • give a little bit of wiggle looks like it move just a touch
  • I'm gonna use my micro registration get back to where it needs to be make sure
  • everything is nice tight so it doesn't move during the printing process now I'm
  • going to eat my street always be sure to stir your ink up really well that way it
  • will kind of help loosen it up kind of break down those molecules a little bit
  • and then I'm going to take a healthy amount and load my screen up making sure
  • I'm not pressing the ink in the image area now what I'm going to do is I'm
  • going to take a blank t-shirt the test t-shirt you can use a test pal on hell
  • on or whatever it's called however I happen to have this shirt laying around
  • sometimes we get extra shirts because sometimes we just need to order a couple
  • extra shirts in order to meet that $200 mark did get free shipping so I got my
  • test shirt loaded up I'm going to flood my screen this is my white base and I'm
  • gonna give it about two or three good solid hits one flood two or three good
  • solid hits just to completely clear the mesh here is our white base so now I'm
  • going to go ahead and flash this base and then we're gonna come back and
  • register the rest of the screens up based on these registration marks
  • now that everything is nice and flash I'm gonna take my finger make sure my
  • registration marks are cool now I'm gonna take each one of these screens and
  • go through and line up my registration marks in each one of my screens and make
  • sure everything is nice and registered up
  • so you find your way back okay I'm pretty happy with how all these screens
  • are looking let's go ahead and ink them up and run some tests friends
  • okay have my screens all inked up now what I'm going to do is I'm just going
  • to flood each of these screens and then do a good solid push print on each one
  • of these and then we'll see where these marks all line up and how things are
  • starting to look keep in mind that you will have to do maybe three four five
  • sometimes six four things we'll start looking right
  • there's our first hit of red I'm gonna do these wet-on-wet
  • our first hit of blue
  • per city yellow
  • first to the gray now we're going to do our white on top
  • okay so here's our first little test print obviously it's looking a little
  • faded however it will start to look better as we do more and more test
  • prints so what I'm looking at is my registration marks and they look pretty
  • good I don't think I'm going to make any changes I'm gonna roll with it as this
  • I'll get a little bit of a close-up as you can see our registration marks are
  • looking fairly spot-on
  • let's go check these out down towards the bottom air things pretty bang on
  • you see it is looking a little faded and the reason being is that was our first
  • time around so some of the egg is picking up on the back of the screen as
  • we do more test prints you can get the true amount of beat the possibly on to
  • the shirt some of these colors will start to mix a little more you'll see
  • somewhat of a change here a little bit you can see not
  • the the red and completely wasn't clearing the screen I like to play it on
  • the safe side and just do one hits that way I'm not putting down too much ink
  • and closing up some of those dots that don't need to be closed up so let's go
  • ahead and do some more test brings I went ahead and flash this so nothing
  • coming up let's take this shirt
  • when you turn it around
  • going to take my white bass and guys keep in mind as you are handling these
  • screens you just want to do it fairly gently you don't want to whip the
  • screens back and forth you can knock them out of registration so I'm going to
  • go ahead and let this up give it a couple two or three hits so it clears
  • you also notice some of these tiny little dots will start showing up that
  • haven't been there before I'm going to go ahead and slash this real quick
  • looks like we're all nice and flashed now let's go through the process again
  • I'm going to flood my red
  • give it a good solid
  • hit there we can see the Reds starting to show up a little brighter and you
  • want to handle this almost like an automatic would good firm press
  • really digging in somewhat upright maybe closer to 45
  • and you just almost want to be automated and how you're doing this print
  • be consistent it the more consensus consistent you are the better this is
  • going to look here is test print number two you see the color is a little
  • brighter starting to get some of the sandy kind of look mixing in the
  • background some more just looking pretty great you're going to go ahead and flash
  • this and we might do one maybe two more I'm just going to use the inside of this
  • shirt
  • so I'm going to slip this dude inside out
  • now we're going to use the inside of this shirt
  • you notice you don't see any of the ink coming through on the inside of the
  • shirt you just want to lay your eat on top of the shirt you want to press it
  • through the knit
  • going to flood it up
  • make sure we're completely clearing the mesh going to flash it
  • make sure it's nice and flashed remove my flash out the way for the burn
  • my palette up you fan it off a little bit now let's go ahead and do the whole
  • sequence again
  • there's our red
  • here's our blue
  • here is our yellow
  • art gray last but not least our white highlight for our white top look at that
  • that's just starting to come together looks like we're just about off to the
  • races guys it's looking pretty good the only issue I see is a little bit of
  • white sticking out right here however if I bump that too much you might throw me
  • out of registration so it could just be a fact that my palettes are warped these
  • things are concave it's time to replace them but to me this is acceptable all
  • right we're just gonna flash here this
  • and take it off the pallet
  • and then we're going to print last but not least on the other side
  • make sure our skirt is nice and flat
  • going to do my white bass this time I might just take two hits looks like it
  • cleared two hits now things starting to flow through the mesh I'm gonna go ahead
  • and flash this
  • okay I flashed it for about a good six to eight seconds really wasn't keeping
  • account with that I know that generally for a fact that's what I tend to do
  • I'm gonna go ahead and do our red
  • we're going to do our blue again somewhat of an upright printing position
  • really push that eat through
  • there you are with our gray
  • last but not least our white top
  • and there we have it I believe we are ready for production let's take a closer
  • look okay this is test print number four looking pretty dope see all the chrome
  • would not inside the motorcycle we got our kind of desert background going here
  • pavement overrode our Eagles looking pretty cool everything is looking great
  • now it's time to tape off these registration marks and then we're gonna
  • go to town on these t-shirts so I'm gonna grab my masking tape I'm gonna
  • pull my flash over above the pallets and while I'm taping these things off I'm
  • gonna let that flash sit there and you're going to rotate these pallets
  • underneath the flash allowing them to warm up well I'll take some tapes it's
  • hard doing this one-handed and holding the camera so I'm gonna take my tape
  • unit tape each one of these marks off once I get finished with this screen I'm
  • gonna rotate the next pallet underneath the flash that way it will warm them up
  • and we'll make my tack sticky again be sure to check out our link here to a
  • video on how to rejuvenate the tack and remove the lint from your pallets so I'm
  • gonna go ahead and I'm gonna take care of that and take the recipes off I need
  • to put this camera down
  • as I'm still warming some of these pallets up check out the e that builds
  • up on the back these Springs and this is what you want really and truly you want
  • to eat the build up on the back of the shirt sometimes you may need to flash in
  • between colors because not every job is the same
  • this is our base take the pellet
  • here's our red there's nothing that's going to be built up on there so that
  • our second color after flashing so here's our blue you can see the red
  • building up on the back of that rotates pallets
  • so here's our yellow you see the red and the blue built up on the back pallet
  • rotation
  • here's our grand you can see the yellow
  • take us again and then here's our lime you see all four of those colors on back
  • cattle red or blue or yellow or gray and that's just part of doing spot processed
  • this is almost like simulated product our excuse me
  • CMYK but we're using opaque ease and they just kind of stack on top one
  • another and they blend a little bit that's what you want is you want the
  • eats to blend and whatever you do do not
  • touch the bottom of these screens after you've got everything all set up and
  • you're getting things going because it will just completely make a mess of your
  • friend
  • while I am warming up Lee's Palace I'm going to take a look at our last test
  • friend and make sure that we do not have any pinholes that are noticeable chin
  • will be at the other end stacking shirts and at this moment this
  • would be a good time to see if there are any obvious pin holes in the shirt that
  • we may want to just go ahead and tape off so that seems like a little
  • something here looks like white
  • this may be another pinhole here that looks like Lin
  • that one doesn't seem to be rubbing off so to me that looks like white might be
  • another little pinhole here
  • aside from that after our first couple of prints we'll keep an eye out for
  • pinholes and if they do have in the show we'll use a blowout gun we'll take care
  • of those and there it is right there you see that there's a little pinholes
  • so we're going to take that off let's see what else we have and that just
  • might be laughs you know but I think I'm gonna toss a little tape
  • up over here you see if we can't catch that
  • and I think we're good for now Shannon will definitely let me know if there's
  • any pinholes okay I use my method to remove the lint from the pallets
  • rejuvenating the tack as I said before you see they're gonna be up here here be
  • sure to check out our video on how to do that using a water-based pallet any
  • social this is nice and tacky this palace started to get more which is what
  • we want okay it's time to go into production guys okay it is production
  • time I'm going to load my shirts up there's
  • multiple ways that you could go about doing this however I prefer to do it
  • this way I'm going to load my shirts up let me go underneath the flash that will
  • get rid of any moisture in the t-shirts they'll also help shrink the shirts up a
  • little bit it's that way when I do go to lay my base my colors will still they'll
  • still be spot on and the other way you could do is you could load a shirt up
  • print the shirt with your base rotate it underneath the flash and as
  • that shirt comes around you do your colors on top unload that shirt load a
  • new shirt hit your base rotate it and do the next shirt with your five colors on
  • top of that white face however I like to do it this method because
  • if I were do the loading the shirt hitting the white bass doing the six
  • colors taking it off loading a shirt doing the bass what happens for me is
  • the pallets tend to cool down and they lose their tax so this is the method I
  • like to do alright so we're gonna do our white bass
  • on all six of these shirts and as soon as that first shirt that I just printed
  • comes around I'm going to do my six colors on top of that and then unload my
  • shirts and rotate the pallet as I print them and I'll show you guys what I'm
  • talking about and what that will do is allow the pallets to sit underneath the
  • flash a little longer keeping them warm keeping the tack
  • nice and tacky central
  • so just keep an eye out make sure that you're completely clearing your base
  • sometimes two hits works just fine I'm probably going just a little too fast
  • which is why I'm needing to do it for a third time all right here we are in our
  • first shirt I'm going to go ahead and hit my red now one of the things I'm
  • gonna have to do I could either sidestep but so I don't
  • have to adjust the camera I'm just going to move my flash out of the way
  • generally out with sidestep for that first shirt here's our blue
  • our gold yellow
  • our grave
  • and our highlight white now it looks pretty awesome now I'm going to send
  • this downline shams going to take a look at it or any pinholes now I'm going to
  • move my flash back like I said I generally would side steps so I don't
  • have to do that and it'll speed things up so let's go through all these shirts
  • we're gonna do our red and as you start to work on this job you'll become more
  • efficient with your printing you'll be faster and you'll get into the groove so
  • to speak so at a rate doing shirts like this I can do on a good day about 80
  • slow down I'll do about 45 hours
  • I found like Shannon may have found a pinhole
  • getting guys be somewhat machine like firm consistent press chance I got
  • perhaps a 10-10 whole issue going on
  • as soon as I get done doing this last shirt now we'll take a look at it and we
  • will fix any of those issues
  • shirt number three
  • and I'm having to step around this camera so it's making me just a little
  • slower you guys are right here
  • I read
  • I believe
  • controlled in yellow
  • Gregg and keep in mind guys that these are all 230 mesh screens 45 LTI doing
  • the wide base and the rest of the five colors wet-on-wet
  • here we are in shirt number five
  • it's easy squeegee with these bigger designs kind of it's in the way a little
  • bit
  • golden-yellow be consistent and as you go just keep firm pressure on both sides
  • of the squeegees
  • and the middle will take care of itself
  • shirt number five
  • last but not least shirt number six
  • golden-yellow be consistent got our gray just helps blend the the base and your
  • highlight
  • okay let's do a little bit of a closer
  • you can see how these colors are just certain blend here and they tell this
  • motorcycle are getting some nice chrome details going on here here's our road
  • the hard highlights of this road but looks pretty awesome what do you think
  • Shannon she giving it the shop numbs thumb up of approval
  • I think that about covers at this time don't you think thanks for tuning in
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