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COLOUR REDUCTION
&
TRAPPING

PNGs Only!
Please select a PNG and choose an action

ARTISTS:
Are you an artist who wastes a lot of time making sure your art is screen printer friendly?
Have you ever wanted to reduce the colour palette of an image quickly and intelligently?
SCREEN PRINTERS:
Do you spend more time worrying about getting art trapped and separated than actually printing?
OTHER CRAFTERS:
Do you do:
Stencil art?
Embroidery?
Knitting Machine patterns?


Both trapping and colour reduction are valuable facilities for preparing artwork for a number of crafts, many of which I will have never anticipated

WHAT THIS SITE DOES:
Create trapped separations as individual black and white images, ordered by luminance (screen-printing layer order)
Intelligently reduce the colour palette of your image.

If your image has too many colours to be practical for screen printing, this utility can help identify an optimum palette, allow you to customise the palette, and then download the generated reduced colour PNG image.

This can not only help with images that were never intended to be screened, this can also help clean up images where anti-aliasing has been accidentally applied, or colours have been unintentionally blended. There's even an interactive preview!

IN THE FUTURE:
Stochastic dot shading as an option for the colour reduction, generating screen print friendly dot sizes.
Colour substitution utility - For exploring other colour options in your image
Registration marks - Border carry over onto all separated layers (so you can use your own registration marks)
Stochastic Process Colours - For generating full colour images for screen printing

CONTACT:
Please use the Facebook page or email me.
This is a personal project done in my spare time, so the more I hear from people, the more inclined I'll be to work on enhancing it!
Before utilising the site, please do check the terms of use, and make sure you are happy with them. (Nothing scary, just a general disclaimer)