We often get asked if we can screenprint photographs. The answer is yes, but it looks very different than a digital print. In order to print a full colour image, we need to separate the image into 4 layers – CMYK or Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black. These layers are first halftoned and then layered on top of each other. As the colours overlap, they create other colours – for example blue and yellow make green.
You can see from the example below how a screenprinted photograph differs from a digitally printed photograph.
You can see from the example below that this postcard was printed using yellow, cyan, magenta and black layers. The finished postcard is on the bottom right.