WHAT IS SIMULATED PROCESS screen printing?

Simulated process screen printing is a detail-oriented technique that employs a combination of halftones and spot colors to replicate intricate, full-color images and gradients on fabrics. Unlike CMYK process printing, which utilizes only cyan, magenta, yellow, and black, simulated process printing draws upon a combination of colors from across the color spectrum. By meticulously layering different colors and halftones, it can reproduce vivid, photorealistic designs with remarkable precision. This method works best with plastisol or hybrid printing.

PROS:
+ Highly accurate photorealism
+ Smooth gradients
+ Achieve excellent detail
CONS:
- Longer turnaround times
- Higher cost
- Higher minimum order quantities

SUMMARY OF SIMULATED PROCESS.

Simulated process screen printing is the way to go when it comes to reproducing designs that are rich in color, detail, and shading. It excels in rendering photorealistic images, intricate illustrations, and designs with subtle gradients. Keep in mind that this (and any other) printing method will only get the best results if the artwork used to prepare the screens is high quality. We always request that your artwork files be shared at print-ready size, ideally as a vector file or a high resolution Photoshop file. Our experienced separations team will take that artwork and manipulate the output to ensure your garments get a super accurate print!

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