Simulated Process Color Separations

The Simulated Process technique offers the ability to print full color images on light or dark substrates.

Compared to true Process Color, the inks used with Simulated Process are considerable more opaque. This additional opacity provides better coverage on darker fabrics. This fact make them the most widely used method of separation.

The Simulated Process uses a basic set of 8 colors for most images. These separations are most often customized for the specific design. The number screens is increased or reduced depending on these image requirements.

Even though the inks are more opaque than process, the semi-opaque properties do allow for overprint blending to create a multitude of colors.

  • Usually requires 8 screens for a full color image
  • The partially opaque inks provide better coverage over dark garments

Actual print: