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Hi, im new here and desperately need some help. I'm a graphic artist for a small company, have been doing freelance design/artwork for years but never been very involved in the screen printing process. Im the only employee in the art department here so when things dont print correctly it falls on me. I'm trying to learn as much as possible about color separations but every time i think im getting it right something goes wrong, and theres no one here to help me, and i received absolutely no training whatsoever (i explained several times before and after starting this job, that i have no experience with separations or printing)I'm not bashing my employer, just making it clear that I didn't lie about my capabilities to get this job. I can't afford to keep holding the press up so i need some in depth responses to this. The issue im having is that when a design comes along that requires various halftones, areas less than about 50 percent are not printing and i have no idea why. We hired someone to sep one of our designs several months ago, and i took a look at how he approached the design. I open the info window in photoshop and went through each channel and even some areas of his separations were as low as 9 to 15%, which was intentional. I've talked to other artist with experience and they have told me to sep certain areas as low as 10%. So I'm not understanding how these experienced artist are getting areas to print that low when i can't seem to get even 30% to show up. Please help!!