In this fast-paced industry, there is now a dire need for the color separations whether they are utilized for screenprinting over clothing apparel, on websites, housewares, and others. Color separation is the process of breaking down of each color into individual components prior to the outcome resulted on the screen.

There are various different ways to do the color separation, some of them are mentioned below,


Simulated Process Color

This type of color separation is the most popular and therefore, it is commonly used. Simulated Process color separation uses spot channels and standard plastisol inks to yield a full-color image. They work best when they are printed over dark, white, and other light colors that render equally exceptional results. If you still have confusions about what you’re looking for, then just execute multiple simulated tests.


True Process Color

The true process color separation uses CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow and black) inks to make a phenomenal photographic image over clothing apparels, most commonly tees. The true process color is also CMYK separations. This type of color separations works great over realistic photographic images or any artsy images, for instance, paintings, etc. However, it isn’t ideal for printing over dark shirts, images that are consist of different colors on a large part or when a vibrant print is required.


Index Color

The index color separation is different from the separation processes. It uses small square dots of the same size, contrary to the conventional halftones. Index separations work well on light as well as dark clothing attire. They are quite simple to get the colors printed on the press. However, it requires more colors for printing with precision.


Grayscale (Black & White) Separation

This type of color separation resembles a lot like the simulated process separation that yields black and white color images. The separation is done on the color images as well to give a diverse outlook. Grayscale separation works great when it’s printed on tees and other clothing apparel.


Grayscale (Black & White) Separation

Spot Color separations are also one of the commonly used methods for screenprinting. They include halftone dots for creating shading effects. This method is used in usual jobs such as schools, colleges artwork.


Grayscale (Black & White) Separation

This type of color separation conducts a reaction with the dye in the clothing apparel. In a nutshell, the process of discharge ink separation replaces the color of the clothing with the color of the discharge ink. The main difference between the conventional separations method and discharge method is the white under base. Discharge ink separation doesn’t require white under base under the top colors. Moreover, the white should be visible in the design.


Grayscale (Black & White) Separation

This type of color separation is used on monotone color images along with their respective contracts. For instance, a simple black and white photograph are processed to be viewed through a blue filter. Similarly, this separation is also used in sepia style images. Sepia images aren’t the simple black and white images, rather they are vintage brown and tan. The Duo-Tri-Quad Tone technique is used to yield the current effect with multi-color channels.