Because black, white, and grey arent technically colors. Do they still count as one of the six?
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    147 weeks ago
    Oh and do shadows of a color count. Like would blue be one of your colors and then would light blue be your second color?
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    147 weeks ago
    Yes. Yes they do. And remember that if the shirt color is dark, like black or red, they'll be printing a layer of white underneath your design first. That white layer will count as a color.
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    147 weeks ago
    Wiggen said: Yes. Yes they do. And remember that if the shirt color is dark, like black or red, they'll be printing a layer of white underneath your design first. That white layer will count as a color.


    Which means if your shirt color is dark, you're really able to use five colors. Even if you have white as one of your colors, just printing one white layer on a dark shirt makes it look like one coat of paint on new drywall. Horrible.

    There are tricks to extending the palette. For example: if you have blue and white as two colors, you can use a graphical technique called Halftone to blend tiny dots in to lighten or darken a color. Or add red to yellow to make orange. You get the idea.

    If you use the search to look for 'Halftone' you'll find a few threads showing how to do it in various programs.

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    Close up dots...

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    ...look like a fade at a distance.



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