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I'm aware that the general principle is white flash plate on all dark shirts, but i have little faith im my ability to get the screen to line up exactly. If for example i want a red or yellow on a blue or black shirt i'd like to know if there's anyway i can do this without a flash plate, or if there's any way to really get the flash plate PERFECT with the shirt, because so far i've failed on MANY occasions.

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hoaxclothing said:
I'm aware that the general principle is white flash plate on all dark shirts, but i have little faith im my ability to get the screen to line up exactly. If for example i want a red or yellow on a blue or black shirt i'd like to know if there's anyway i can do this without a flash plate, or if there's any way to really get the flash plate PERFECT with the shirt, because so far i've failed on MANY occasions.

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Hopeless
Its called capturing... the base print is slightly smaller then the top print.... you scale it up or down not enlarge or shrink...
 

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Squirts said:
Its called capturing...
Or trapping (what I normally hear), or flooding, or blocking (capturing is a new one to me, but makes sense). Or does capturing specifically refer to overlapping an underbase (as opposed to two design elements that abut)?

I can't really think of an industry term with more synonyms off the top of my head actually :)
 

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hoaxclothing said:
What is a good way to actually do this? Alot of the stuff we have designed is done in photoshop.
Ok Photoshop is not hard....
lets say we want to expand or contract the word STOP so it is slightly larger or smaller.....
use the Magic wand to select the letter "S"
once its selected create a new layer...
then go to select at the menu bar
then Modify
choose either expand or contract
and you can set how much....The selected portion will expand or contract and you can compare the overlap to the original
then, still in your new layer....just paint the selected area
now go back and do that for each letter
click the new layer or layers off when making the film positive for one size and click them on and the original off when making the positive for the other size...
PS be sure you put registration marks somewhere so you can line these up on the press....
 
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