CMYK Process (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black)
CMYK is the oldest halftone print reproduction method. Using cyan, magenta, yellow and black water-based ink screen printers can print digital designs on white or light garments. For users that are very schooled with CMYK file preparation, Photoshop, and screen making, this is still a viable print process. This method has become less frequently used daily by the majority of screen printers.
Water and oil based inks
Soft hand feel
Wet on wet
Difficult to prepare graphics for output
Very limited (white colored garments)
Requires advanced screen mesh and printing technique
Poor color values, limited to CMYK color gamut
Photoshop, Corel Draw, Illustrator, etc
Rip software for the film output to create halftone.