WHAT IS SIMULATED PROCESS?
Simulated process printing is when you use a few ink colors to make a myriad of colors. This process utilizes traditional spot colors in a manner that blends them together with halftones and gradients similar to full color process. This allows for a shirt design with dozens of colors, to use under 10 colors to make the exact same design.
WHAT IS SIMULATED PROCESS USED FOR?
Simulated process printing is usually used to printing photos and high color graphics onto shirts.
IS SIMULATED PROCESS MORE EXPENSIVE?
Generally, no. The only added cost is the $100-$200 to have your colors separated. This a complex process that allows for your design to have the colors separated in it.
Although this process is an added cost, it saves much more money than having to print all the colors separately. Added bonus? Once your design is separated, you never have to pay for that process again.
HOW DOES SIMULATED PROCESS AFFECT MY TURN AROUND TIME?
Simulated process adds three business days to your turnaround.
WHY SIMULATED PROCESS?
It provides vibrant designs, but still allows for a light, breathable shirt. It is the best option for color heavy designs.
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