FLORIDA FISHING & Sarasota Sports
events, clubs and organizations -
We have two in-house artists that can
create a custom design for your project.
~ Our graphics department can convert
your original art to a digital art file.
4 Color Process Designs on BLACK
More info on these two webpages:
Fishing Tournaments - Resortwear - Retail Shops
4 Color Process Screen Printing
Custom Designs for T-shirts, Canvas Tote Bags
NOTICE: All artwork on this website stays the property of
Sarasota Messenger Imprinted Sportswear, Inc.
No one has the release to copy or reproduce designs for any use.
Four Color Process custom Designs for White or
Pastel T-Shirts Require 100 pieces per design, per Order.
More examples of our design work:
printed on black & dark colored garments
that require special film separations.
4 Color Process inks are transparent inks blended to make the
Our minimums for Screen Printed designs:
24pc = One to Three colors of spot ink
36pc = Four to Six colors of spot ink
72pc = Four to Eight colors of spot ink
100pc = Four Color process on lights only
144pc = Simulated Process on dark shirts
Note: Spot Ink
colors are solid
SPOT Ink Colors
Minimum of 4 screens are required:
Note: 4 Color Process ink
Four Color Process Screen Printing:
In Four Color Process printing all 4 screens overlap to create all the colors of the rainbow.
Comparing the same 4c Process design on:
Brown T-shirt with a White underliner vs. White T-shirt. The same film separations were used on both shirt imprints. This comparison shows the shift in ink
colors using 4c Process transparent inks over a
White ink underliner. Shirt color will always affect
the original design colors.
4. Black ink = 4 Color Process
Make your designs colorful with a multitude of our standard imprint colors!
When referencing a standard imprint color on your order, please specify the color name and the color percentage. For example, when requesting a "Phantom" Magenta, you would simply reference:
Magenta at 30% . . . It’s that easy!
FULL 4 Color Process = CMYK
4 Color Process =
Vector Art > >
Illustrator or Corel
(smooth line art)
Raster Art > >
(made of pixels)
Ink Room. Spot inks cover & block out other ink colors and
the shirt color underneath.
NOTE: Computer Monitors will show
slight variations of color shades
compared to the actual Garments.
PROCESS INK COLORS: The 3 transparent colors
can combine & overlay each other to make all the
colors of the rainbow. Plus Black = 4 Color Process.
If you mixed Lemon Jell-O with Blueberry Jell-O you
would get Green Jell-O. White or pale shirt colors
are best for keeping 4cp designs vibrant.
White underlay's are possible but they add
to the labor cost & cause other problems
for silkscreen printing.
< Transparent PROCESS inks
= 4 color Process screen printing
Why use process color?
The answer is simple. The prints look great when
done correctly! Where else can you print with just
4-colors (process colors) and get hundreds of
shades and colors that come very close to
matching the original artwork?
4-Color Process Printing policies.
What is 4 Color Process printing?
1. Cyan ink 2. Magenta ink 3. Yellow ink 4. Black ink = 4 Color Process
Minimum of 4 screens are required:
4 Color Process Printing =
4-color process printing is where you start with finished full-color artwork (like a painting or photo)
then colors are separated out to the three subtractive primary colors of yellow, cyan (process blue),
and magenta (process red) plus black. The films, or separations are halftone (converted to dots).
We put them on high mesh counts, print them with special process inks and the print looks like the
original. There is never an exact match since it's purely by demand that Screen Printers are using
paper printing methods for fabrics instead.
There will always be a shift in colors
for art files to the final screen printed product.
Your monitor and inkjet printer can not
duplicate what is done in the screen
We always recommend that our customers not use
4 color process on a dark shirt colors, the result is not a good
quality print. For dark colors, we recommend simulated process.
Using the Black of the fabric color to show thru, allowing the print
to breathe and not be a solid patch of ink.
Stay away from four color process on dark shirts, why?
Because the final result tends to be washed out and dull, like the
Brown t-shirt Fish design (above left).Also, there is no way for the screen printer to match the colors in the original design. But we
were able to reproduce exact ink colors in these two simulated process examples.
If your design has no blending of ink colors then it
is best to use Spot Color Printing. Exact color
matching of your artwork can be achieved >>>
6 Color Design on Black T-shirts:
Yellow, Red & Gray spot inks blend to
make the Oranges and tan Skull colors.
< Simulated Process
5 Color Design
on Black T-shirts
Yellow & Red spot inks blend to make Orange.
Max. of 7 Simulated Process
Ink Colors when a Heat Flash
is required for White Ink on
dark colors of shirts.
Let's make sure we are talking the same language.
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