Hellz yes. All the right elements. High tension. Angle. Ink. And most importantly knowledge and skill to bring it all together!40LPI 22.5 Angle 230 mesh Newman roller frame @ 40NCM International coatings ink 10% curable reducer 5% soft hand.
Don't know how I missed your comment DR. but skills no luck yes!Sweet work. Funny how things work when you have all the right stuff....and skills.
I set up the color pace with a 30% or 35% dot gain instead of my standard 20%. I will be honest and say this was the first time I ever tried it. the dot gain was almost none I was shocked. I have done 2 other print this way since and they both came out great. I would post but the clients didnt check the box on contract that allows me to share them. I might start doing a few more this way.how did you print the skull image with 1 screen without major dot gain on the halftone. usually i have a 2nd screen for solid areas on a halftone image because the solid letters take more strokes to get solid.
I may not be using correct terminology. But when I set up my workspace I usally use the 20% dot gain. From the old timmer that gave me some advice he said this makes your output automatically adjust for the dot gain on press so it should make your dots 20% smaller than you acually want them. Now I never knew if this was acually the case till I changed that same file to 30% or 35% can't remember size I used, I printed a film at each size and the 30% printed smaller. The first 2 years was almost all trial and error while doing almost no paying jobs. I own a repair company so income wasn't a problem except all the money I was wasting learning. I did have some help starting out wish I had found TSF before 2009. I maybe way more ahead had I did. Maybe I'm not doing it right but at least its working.That's a pretty crazy great job for a white PFP job--30-35% dot gain is extremely low for that type of printing.
Do you know if the dots are gaining on output, or choking slightly when you expose? (not sure if you're one of the lucky dogs with a densitometer )
Luck? Ha ha. Skilled *and* humble.
This is what I did and it worked out. I have some work comming up that customers only want 1 screen with halftones and solid images. These jobs are mostly students for class projects and after the semester is over I should be allowed to post results.so you switch to 30-35% dot gain on p/f/p halftones? and 20% for regular halftones?
Them Old Timers. Haaa-haaa!! Can't count 'em out just yet. Thay ain't told everything! LOL!From the old timmer that gave me some advice he said this makes your output automatically adjust for the dot gain on press so it should make your dots 20% smaller than you acually want them.