See for yourself how easy it is to print images separated with T-Seps. To get a quick feel for the program simply download a Free Trial and give it a whirl. If you are in a hurry and just want to see what the final seps look like or do a test print to see how it all works then this page is for you. It includes sample images that you can download, print out films, burn screens, and see the magic of T-Seps. These files are all at 300dpi and ready to output to film and print.

Samples Available Two Ways

The sample files are available two ways. You can down a Photoshop “Channel Separation” file (opens in any version of Photoshop on Mac or PC). This is the type of file that T-Seps creates. You need to be able to print the Photoshop file out to a software RIP (see T-RIP) that will create halftone dots, or to any printer capable of printing halftone dots.

IMPORTANT – For the images to display correctly in Photoshop with “dot gain applied” you MUST read the Photoshop Setup section below the sample files at the bottom of this page. It tells how to adjust the Color Settings feature in Photoshop for the proper display.The Channel Header in the Photoshop files have the recommended print order, mesh count and Pantone color. And, the halftone LPI has been set to 55 and halftone screen angle to 25 degrees with an elliptical dot shape.

If you aren’t able to print halftone dots or if you use Corel Draw or Illustrator, the sample files are also available as individual PNG files that have registration targets and are already halftoned. These files can be opened in Photoshop, or imported into Corel or Illustrator and simply printed. Each file has a name that includes the print order, mesh count and Pantone color. Easy!

Samples Include Original RGB

We feel it very important to include the original RGB with the Photoshop file samples. We noticed our competitors do not include it. Without the original RGB you really have no way to determine how well the separation process did. The files sizes for our samples are much large with the original RGB but it seems a waste to simply give you separation samples with no reference to the original artwork.

Will the Separations be Dead On?

The separation samples will be very close to the original. But, keep in mind that we are trying to keep a file to six colors (in most cases) that print with standard off-the-shelf plastisol ink and not CMYK. This means the seps will be pretty close to the original but there might be slight subtle differences – that have no effect on the detailed bright look of the final print.

Use These Designs To Promote Your Business

We tried to make designs that you can use to promote your business. Print these on shirts and show them to customers. Stick your company name on the white plates for the T-Man image. If you have ANY questions or problems email support@tbiznetwork.com or simply call 480-212-1078 or 1/855-801-1561.

   
Eagle Print
Black Shirts
Simulated Process Color
This is a great print. It prints easy and will be a great sample to show customers. Flash cure the underbase and print everything else wet on wet and watch it pop. Make sure to hold all the small dots on the films on the screen. This job is Simulated Process Color.

Specs:
Six-colors. Works best on 100% cotton.
Print on Manual or Automatic.
One Flash.
Mesh: 195 to 230 underbase. 305 colors.
Download PSD Photoshop file with Channel Seps (31 mb)
Download Zip file with individual PNG file (11.6 mb)

 
Fire Fighter
Light or Dark Shirts
Simulated Process Color
This will be a good sample to show customers. Flash cure the underbase and print everything else wet on wet and watch it pop. This job is Simulated Process Color.

Specs:
Six-colors on light or dark shirts. Works best on 100% cotton.
Print on Manual or Automatic.
One Flash on dark shirts.
Mesh: 195 to 230 underbase. 305 colors.
Download PSD Photoshop file with Channel Seps (46.4 mb)
Download Zip file with individual PNG file (17.6 mb)

 
T-Man
Black Shirts
Simulated Process Color
You should have fun with this. You can add your company name to the white and highlight plates and customize this image. Show your customers that you can print hot black shirt images. Flash cure the underbase and print everything else wet on wet and watch it pop. This job is Simulated Process Color.

Specs:
Six-colors. Works best on 100% cotton.
Print on Manual or Automatic.
One Flash.
Mesh: 195 to 230 underbase. 305 colors.
Download PSD Photoshop file with Channel Seps (14.5 mb)
Download Zip file with individual PNG file (6 mb)

 
Spot Color
Light or Dark Shirts
Simulated Process Color
This image shows the power of T-Seps even for spot color images. There are a LOT of guys doing prints for NASCAR and race car images that use T-Seps to do their separations. They build the images in a vector program and then use T-Seps to do great separations.

This image was built in Corel Draw (it could have just as easily been built in Adobe Illustrator). OK, you could have separated it in Corel but with the gradations and the fact that you need an underbase and highlight white make that much harder. Let T-Seps do the seps in a few minutes. The file was exported as an EPS and then opened in Photoshop and T-Seps run on it as a Simulated Process 5-Color plus Two White routine.

Specs:
Six-colors on light or dark shirts. Works best on 100% cotton.
Print on Manual or Automatic.
One Flash.
Mesh: 195 to 230 underbase. 305 colors.
Download PSD Photoshop file with Channel Seps (14 mb)

Download Zip file with individual PNG file (6 mb)

 
Screen Printing Tips

Is is very important to realize that if you are new to burning halftone dots and doing high-end prints – it is not the same as using 110 mesh for all jobs. You will need to invest in 230 and 305 mesh (if you are an international user on the metric system, 230 is the same as 90cm and 305 is the same as 120cm). And, you will need to adjust your exposure times much lower. To learn more about making the move to high-end printing, please take time to read the article on High-End Printing Techniques.

Photoshop Setup

Photoshop is setup out-of-the-box to display channel color separations as if they were to be offset/litho printed. These settings are NOT correct for screen printing on garments. If you don’t have the correct Color Settings in Photoshop then the Photoshop files with channel separations will display dull on the monitor. It is very important to display color separations the way they will print at the press. That way you will know before you ever print films or burn screens how the image should look.
And, if you look at each Channel Option you will notice the Solidity (Opacity of the color) is set to 5% on most channels. Do NOT change this setting. This is the opacity of most plastisol ink when printed on dark fabric with no underbase. This setting helps Photoshop display the image the way it will print. Changing this number will brighten the print but it will have NO effect on the final film output.The Color Settings changes are simple. Go to the Edit menu and then Color Settings. Under the Working Spaces menu set the RGB window to Apple RGB. Trust us on this. Even if you are on a Windows computer, this is the standard monitor profile for viewing images. In the Gray and Spot windows set the dot gain to 30%. Do not worry about the CMYK setup window at this point. Photoshop remembers these settings when you say OK.

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