The process of printing in full color on t-shirts at Ellen’s!
At Ellen’s we offer beautiful, full color image prints on 100% cotton apparel thanks to the amazing skills of our graphic artist Manny Meza (pictured above hard at work) and our Separation Studio software and ink set.
Manny imports full color images from our customers into the Separation Studio software. The software is designed to separate the image into several different colors that we can print with our manual and automatic presses. Manny then adjusts each layer to make sure that as a whole, they make a print as true to the source image as possible.
Manny and the software also take into account the blending of colors that occurs when printing ‘wet on wet’, or layering wet ink with no curing step in between layers. This process has the added benefit of laying down a very light ink deposit on the shirt being printed. As you can see below, the results are quite beautiful!
Please note that because of the significant prep work needed, a minimum of 72 shirts is required for full color imprint orders.