How to Overprint Colors to Create Cool Print Effects

Only do what your heart tells you. Overprint poster design

Found this really great tutorial on the SpoonGraphics site that shows you how to create an overprint style graphic.

"find out what overprint is and how you can use this technique to produce colourful overlapping effects in your prints."


How to Overprint Colors to Create Cool Print Effects

One such purpose of overprinting is to eliminate the chance of “ghosting”. This is when the print plates are slightly misaligned and cause a thin outline to appear around text that is knocked out from a background colour or photograph. Instead of having the printer punch out the shape of the text from all the separations, you can instead set it to overprint to print directly over the top of the other colours.

Overprint colours

Overprinting is also a really handy technique when you’re working on a print with limited colours. You can blend two colours together to produce a third, which provides opportunities for creating really cool overlapping artwork.

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