Screen Printing and the 4 Color Process

If you’re reading this, you are part of an elite group – the multi-color creative genius. Yes, genius. At Scrappy Apparel, we look forward to working with all of our customers, but for those who are confident enough to bring four colors together, we want to work with you! When it comes to screen printing 4 color process, that is one of our specialties.

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4 Color Process Screen Printing

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First, get a free quote for your 4 color printing process. We are not only experts in 4 color process t-shirt printing, we are confident that our rates will fall in line with your budget.

What is 4 color process printing?

4 Color Process Printing is a technique that uses halftones of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black (Key) (CMYK Printing) to create a full color print. Halftoning or “screening” results in less than full saturation because the 4 color printing process prints tiny dots that appear as one solid color to the human eye. Without halftoning, the color process would be reduced to solid blocks of color.

How is it used?

4 color process screen printing is mainly used to print photographic images, but can be used to print other types of designs as well.

Does it require a special set up?

Yes. Process designs require a different set up process than traditional spot color designs. As a result, there is a one time set up fee for 4 color process designs.

4 Color T-Shirt Printing

Now you’re ready to memorialize your 4 color graphic onto a t-shirt. The 4 color process t-shirt printing is often used when reproducing a photographic image onto a t-shirt. With a 4 color design, the choice of background, ie. The t-shirt, does matter. 4 color process t-shirt printing is traditionally printed on light colored shirts like white or natural so that the design stands out.

Save Money with CMYK Screen Printing

If you have a full color image you may be able to save money printing with 4 color process, also known as CMYK screen printing, instead of printing with multiple spot colors. Contact us today to go over your project and discuss if this is the best option for you.

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