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I want to do a design with a vintage look. It's going to be red ink on black tee. I have distressed the image in the art.

But my question is how would you print the ink. I'm thinking no underbsse. Any suggestions?
 

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I would try one stroke of opaque and see how it looks, or two strokes plain red and see how it looks then repeat with a print flash print. I think it would give you that distressed look with two strokes of red but I think it would be a trial and error thing. But I don't think an under base is needed if you're going for the distressed look.
 

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Regular red ink on a black tee will look dark brown. What I'd do for a vintage look, in addition to the distressing you've already done to the art, is to print a high opacity red ink through a higher mesh count, like a 230 or even a 305. Adjust your squeegie pressure to get the look you want. You should end up with a very soft hand and a beat-up, but legible look.
 
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