Printing Separations in Color


Fri, March 06, 2015

I have been in computer HELL for two days! The problem was to separate an image into four CMYK colors and print each one on DASS™ film. Alan Trugman, my ArtSynergies and iPhone9 colleague, and I took a post International Encaustic Conference workshop last summer with Wayne Montecalvo. Wayne uses a channels separation technique for silkscreen printing on tengucho paper. Following his instructions, I separated one image and printed the Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black channels onto four sheets of transfer film. Perfect. From then on, however, something went terribly wrong. My images became jumbled—cool in a way, but NOT what I needed. I kept repeating the directions hoping for a different result, but I was overlooking SOMETHING CRITICAL. Alan, who is a remarkable trouble-shooter, telephoned and talked me through the steps. Within a short time he discovered that some of my start images were not FLATTENED. I’m ready now to print 32 films!