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I am new to this but I am going to be doing this quit a bit in the future. I need some help figuring out the best way to print this?

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/sixtiesrider/ODI_FALL_Tshirts_MOCK.jpg

I was thinking, 4 color process? Because I would like the crossing signal to be a real looking as possible. Since it is on a white shirt, can I use 4 colors?

I am doing the artwork on photoshop cs4. Can anyone help and feel free to elaborate.
Thank you for your time!
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I could probably knock it down to 4 or 5 and get some good quality out of it. Black, Medium gray, light gray (screws), Orange, burnt orange. But either way, dealing with a photograph like that, you are going to have to have halftones which will take away from the illusion that it is real.

Keep in mind with an image that dark that 4CP will get muddy quick, not to mention it takes a hell of a printer and high mesh screens to pull it off properly (and the art has to be dead on). That sounds like a big undertaking and I wish you the best of luck.
 

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Yeah your best bet for that design would be to outsource it to a dtg printer or if they are only gonna be white you could do heat transfers
Yeah this design screams DTG all the way.
White shirts - Check
Photograph for graphics - Check

all you need now is lower quantities (1-36) and this is what those machines were built for.
 

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Even a highly experienced photoshop guru will have a hard time doing seps for that design to actually print remotely close to the original. Seeing that you're most likely a newbie, I highly advise against trying to pull it off yourself. That art is not a good candidate for a successful job. I would forget about doing it.
 
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