Get your fade on!

In this post we would like to go over some of the methods involved in screen-printing gradients. When screen-printing fades or gradients you’re actually simulating a fade using halftone dots. In the three color fade pictured here you’ll see that the positives are nothing more that a dot matrix that fits together like a puzzle (shown below).

Bottom fade

Center fade

Top fade

Each of these positives or films are burned to screen and when printed together simulate the three colors as a smooth linear gradient.

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