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Old February 6th, 2008 Feb 6, 2008 2:05:16 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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Im looking to get some photos printed pretty large on t shirts.. Do i need to have the photos at a certain resolution before i half tone them or whatnot? attached is the image for example of what i want to put on a t shirt. would it work? If not can someone give me a solution. Thanks.

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You only need the scan resolution to be 1.5 to 2 times the final line count or frecuency.
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Default Re: halftone resolution question

I've had some fun using diffusion dither instead of half tone.
Open your image in Photoshop, set the image to the size you want at about 100 dpi.
Turn your grayscale image into a bitmap. Choose diffusion dither at the same 100 dpi. Then save as a .tiff file. (A tiff allows the white area to be transparent, you can stack it on other graphics for additional effects)
Burn your image on a 230 or higher line screen.
You can print black ink on a white shirt, or reverse the art to print white ink on a black shirt.

Give it a try!

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