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Sneak Peek: Screen Printing Bandanas

Get a sneak peek inside GRAPHICS PRO's June issue

In the inaugural issue of GRAPHICS PRO, set to mail on May 20, Lon Winters talks about a recent bandana job he printed for G&M Oil. Here’s a sneak peek at some of Winter’s print processes:

  • “A bandana’s fabric is thinner, and the material is not as heavy as a six-ounce T-shirt, so the approach required a little thought.”
  • “The three-color logo was only three inches wide, so we removed small details and halftones that wouldn’t translate to minimize any struggles on the press.”
  • “We chose a font that has larger openings so letters like B, A, and R wouldn’t fill on press at this small size. We dragged it into place and centered and sized it appropriately.”
  • “We also created a small gutter between some colors as the “&” and “M” touch each other and tried to minimize the potential of yellow and red smearing.”
  • “We used a double squeegee in the blue to help bridge the thin and open fabric.”

Look out for Winter’s full article Something is Better than Nothing: Screen Printing Bandanas in GRAPHICS PRO June.

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Alexandria Bruce

Alexandria Bruce is the editor of the GRAPHICS PRO Daily, covering news and guidance in apparel decoration, awards and engraving, and sign and digital printing.

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