Gradient between 2 spot colors, is it possible?

Discussion in '1-Color and 2-Color Offset Presses' started by Jan Gomez, Oct 8, 2020.

  1. Jan Gomez

    Jan Gomez New Member

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    Hi guys, a bit of a silly question that rounds my head. I know the following is mostly done through the CMYK process.

    However, I wonder if there is a possible way to create the same effect with a 2 colours print that has a gradient from a solid colour to others?

    here my idea:
    upload_2020-10-8_13-6-49.png

    Perhaps printing the lighter colour first and overprinting the darker afterwards, sort of like this:

    upload_2020-10-8_13-18-25.png

    I am guessing; since both colour are rich in pigment, the whole thing will turn dark greyish, is there a workaround?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. mantman

    mantman Senior Member

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    Errr perhaps a two plate gradient? Top left full tone and in mid white and vice versa for other spot -bottom right full tone to mid white-
     
  3. Travis Young

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    Duotones are totally possible.
    Quite often black is one of the colours but doesn't have to be the case.
    Might be challenging to reproduce for a reprint would be my only thoughts.
     

  4. mantman

    mantman Senior Member

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    @Travis If there is enough room for colorbars, or even print in larger paper, to put colorbars it should be easier to reproduce
     
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