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[SPREADSHIRT] How to optimize .png's for digital direct on black?

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Old December 1st, 2011 Dec 1, 2011 8:16:08 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to optimize .png's for digital direct on black?

Hi there.

We're just starting up a spreadshirt shop and ordered a test of a full-color digital print.

It didn't really turn out as i hoped.
Looks VERY washed out and i would like some tips on how i can improve the graphic.

Spreadshirt should have a photoshop template with a filter where you can toggle a preview of how much the contrast levels and CMYK conversion changes your graphics. Or atleast some pointers on how to make one for yourself.

Now it feels like i just have to trial and error and that will be kinda costly...

Check out a jpg of the original graphic here:


(original is 3000*4000 and has transparancy but only around the edges of the graphic)

And a photo of the printed T-Shirt here:
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Also, how does spreadshirt handle transparancy?
Can i do long "transparancy fades" on this particular graphic, so that the black parts aren't actually printed?

IE: Do they handle transparancy other than 100% or 0%?
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If you don't get a reply here soon you may want to post your question in the forum at the spreadshirt site.
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Default Re: How to optimize .png's for digital direct on black?

I apologize that I am getting to this now, as we really didn't keep up on forums as much as we should. But i'm trying to change that and give us a better presence online in the forums. We have a cmyk chart of how the colors look on your screen comparable to shirt print. Would this help alot of the mist in the air. This can be a hot topic as the colors vary when they print , and even more depending on what garment and color.
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