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White is Transparent in EPS Format

 I am a CorelDraw newbie and have been working on a few t-shirt designs.  I plan on using medium to dark colored shirts and want to use white, however, when I output the file, white is transparent.  I was told to used RGB for the output and white is set as (255, 255, 255).  How do I get the white output?

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,

Mk

6 Replies

  • The only white that will print is a spot color. Look in the PMS palette and
    you'll find a white.

    I guess the big question is how you plan to produce the shirts. If you are
    screen printing them, RGB is NOT the correct color model to use. You should
    be using spot colors. If you are using a garment printer, the rules are
    different and RGB typically is the right color model for the artwork.
  • In reply to FosterCoburn:

    Thanks for the reply.  I plan on using screen printing.  When I talked to the screen print shop they mentioned that I need to use the RGB.  I am using X3.  I don't find a specific palette called PMS - I am thinking this is a Pantone color.  Is that correct?

  • In reply to mkmicro:

    wrote in message news:41779@coreldraw.com...
    > Thanks for the reply. I plan on using screen printing. When I talked to
    > the screen print shop they mentioned that I need to use the RGB. I am
    > using X3. I don't find a specific palette called PMS - I am thinking this
    > is a Pantone color. Is that correct?
    >

    a screen printer not suggesting to use PMS? That sounds kind of odd to me.
    And yes, PMS = Pantone Matching System. With PMS colors, each color will
    separate to its own plate (as opposed to CMYK which would separate to 4
    plates). The advantage here is that if you have less than 4 colors, it's
    technically cheaper to print because you're using fewer numbers of inks.
  • In reply to Hunter:

    MK, I agree with Foster and Hunter............It seems very, very odd for your screenprinter to be asking for RGB.

    Are you sure he's/she's planning to actually screenprint and not use a DTG printer?

    Anyway, to open a Pantone Spot palette (with printable white) in X3, go up to Window/Color Palettes and put a checkmark in front of a Pantone palette.  I use the solid coated palette.

    This is what I do for a living. Create artwork/seps for screenprinters.

    I really do think you should contact your printer and review................something certainly doesn't sound right.

     

  • In reply to ColorYourWorld:

    Thanks to all, this is making more sense.  Would I be correct to assume that if my design only has two colors that I would only have two seps (is there a way to check how many different colors there are before exporting)?  If I output to EPS, then the file will contain both seps - is this the best method (the file is very large)?

  • In reply to mkmicro:

    mkmicro
    Would I be correct to assume that if my design only has two colors that I would only have two seps

    Yes, if only 2 spot colors (and their tints) are used in the document, 2 seps will result.

    mkmicro
    is there a way to check how many different colors there are before exporting

    You should only see 2 plates being used in the separations tab.

    mkmicro
      If I output to EPS, then the file will contain both seps - is this the best method (the file is very large)

    I'd provide the original working file also, it probably won't be too large.

    NOTE: EPS's will often ZIP down to a much smaller file size.