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  • Preparing Art and Screen Printing CMYK with Water-Based Inks

    CMYK printing is done by layering four colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) on top of each other to re-create art or a realistic image with only four screens. You can print CMYK with both plastisol and water-based inks.

    CMYK printing is best done on white or light garments. When printed through high mesh counts like 305, the inks are translucent, and will not show up on dark garments at all. Because these inks are so translucent, thousands of colors can be created by layering just four inks.
    Have you ever wanted to screen print CMYK, but didn't know where to start? Here's a crash course. In the video, print expert Colin Huggins shows you how to do CMYK color separation in Photoshop and how to screen print a photo in CMYK using water-based inks. CMYK printing is done by layering four colors (cyan, magenta,
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