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Old September 18th, 2011 Sep 18, 2011 10:41:31 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default White Halftones on a black shirt

ok, so i am trying to print an white halftone image on a black shirt however, im running into a problem that i just can't put my finger on. I do my art work it of a guy, and convert it and stuff to halftone, and when i print it it looks like a photo negitive. all the part are white and you cant make of the detail in the face, yet when printing the same image in black it perfect. any help would be awesome.
 
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Old September 18th, 2011 Sep 18, 2011 11:19:34 PM -   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: White Halftones on a black shirt

are you inverting your image prior to printing? If your image comes out okay when using black ink on a light colored background then that is because your image was printed to allow ink to pass through all of the dark areas. You need to invert your image so that you are using the black of the shirt as your image and the white as the highlights only. I hope this makes sense. Aloha and good luck.
 
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Default Re: White Halftones on a black shirt

ok, i see what you are saying, great i will try that thanks for the heads up.
 
 
Old September 19th, 2011 Sep 19, 2011 12:25:18 AM -   #4 (permalink)
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are you inverting your image prior to printing? If your image comes out okay when using black ink on a light colored background then that is because your image was printed to allow ink to pass through all of the dark areas. You need to invert your image so that you are using the black of the shirt as your image and the white as the highlights only. I hope this makes sense. Aloha and good luck.
i have been struggling with this for a long time as well. you wouldnt happen to have a link to a good tutorial about this would you? i have searched high and low for a tutorial and cant find one. it just doesnt make much since to me! for example, if i was going to print this image, i would run it through accurip. accurip is going to print every thing that is black as a halftone. now i invert to print it on a black shirt, accurip is going to print the black. that is NOT going to look right! what am i missing?

well i dont know why but i cant upload an image. but i hope you know what i am saying
 
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What programme are you using? Do you have Photoshop?
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Old September 19th, 2011 Sep 19, 2011 12:32:25 AM -   #6 (permalink)
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What programme are you using? Do you have Photoshop?
yes i use photoshop. i tried coral but found it way to complicated. i dont have a problem doing the inversion. its fairly easy in photoshop unless i am doing something wrong.
 
Old September 19th, 2011 Sep 19, 2011 12:42:24 AM -   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: White Halftones on a black shirt

It's very simple. From the pull down menu; Image/adjust/invert

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It's very simple. From the pull down menu; Image/adjust/invert

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no, that isnt my issue. just take an image and look at it. then take the same image and invert it. now just imagine that you are running each through accurip. the one is going to look normal just like your every day image that you do. the other is going to be an almost black screen.
 
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Default Re: White Halftones on a black shirt

Yep, that's how negatives work. You are basically printing the white bits of your image, not the black.
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Old September 19th, 2011 Sep 19, 2011 2:22:07 AM -   #10 (permalink)
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Yep, that's how negatives work. You are basically printing the white bits of your image, not the black.
so essentially you will be using tons more white ink then you would black with the same image? i dont know, maybe the best thing for me to do would be is to take it to the press and see what happens!
 
Old September 19th, 2011 Sep 19, 2011 2:30:14 AM -   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: White Halftones on a black shirt

It depends on the image, but it could work out that you use more white than black. let us know how it goes...
 
Old September 19th, 2011 Sep 19, 2011 3:11:21 AM -   #12 (permalink)
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Default Re: White Halftones on a black shirt

If your original image has more white than black, then yes, you will need more white ink to print on a black shirt.
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Old September 19th, 2011 Sep 19, 2011 9:33:47 PM -   #13 (permalink)
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If your original image has more white than black, then yes, you will need more white ink to print on a black shirt.
ok call me an idiot but i dont see it. it just doesnt look right when i invert it. i can upload an image now so here is what i got. i read a tutorial from tpitman here https://www.t-shirtforums.com/screen-...g/t160417.html

but i cant follow because it isnt something that have done before but it looks like it would work great! if someone could help me figure out his method or tell me what i am missing i would appreciate it.
 
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ok call me an idiot but i dont see it. it just doesnt look right when i invert it. i can upload an image now so here is what i got. i read a tutorial from tpitman here https://www.t-shirtforums.com/screen-...g/t160417.html

but i cant follow because it isnt something that have done before but it looks like it would work great! if someone could help me figure out his method or tell me what i am missing i would appreciate it.
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Old September 19th, 2011 Sep 19, 2011 11:39:49 PM -   #15 (permalink)
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Default Re: White Halftones on a black shirt

saw your post in the other thread... It's a good idea not to ask different questions in other peoples threads... It makes things confusing Here is a tutorial on what you are trying to do i think... Good luck
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