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going to print or the printing technique that you will use.For example, screen printing on apparel typically involves printing halftones in a range of 35-65LPI. There may be occasions where you want the halftone to be very noticeable andexaggerated for a special effects look, where you may want to go down to a 25 LPI size halftonewhich will produce a very noticeably large dot.If you are printing four color or simulated process color with a manual screen printing press it isrecommended that you print from 45-55 LPI.If you have a high end automatic screen printing press along with a point light source exposureunit and are using professionally produced film positives you may want to consider printing 65LPI.If you are new to halftone printing we suggest you experiment with various LPI sizes so you cansee what the limitations of the equipment are in your particular shop.DOT SHAPE AND ANGLEThe ideal halftone dot shape for printing on apparel is an elliptical dot. When outputting your filmthrough Adobe Photoshop or similar programs choose an elliptical dot shape whenever possible.If that is not possible, make round halftone dots your second choice.Regarding the screen angles which refers to the alignment of the dots as they reference to eachindividual color in the print order, a good rule of thumb for simulated process printing is to usean angle of 56 degrees for the white underbase and 26 degrees for all other colors includingblack.
25 L.P.I. HALFTONE55 L.P.I. HALFTONE