TBT – Process Master, Andy Anderson.

Andy Anderson is a screenprinter in located in Nashville, TN. His process prints are as good as they get, and they have been great for a long, long time.
My shop mostly does simulated process. We originally did that because we found it so difficult to do traditional CMYK printing. Andy does it the old school way and has really mastered it over the years. The Renee Garcia and Don Williams prints are from the early 90’s, but Andy has been printing since the early 70’s and he still does some of the best full color work you will ever see.
Some prints wow anyone and others wow screenprinters in particular. The animal print below is a very good process print, but honestly without the match print you can’t tell how good it is. The Renee Garcia and Don Williams prints on the other hand really wowed me and I’m sure wow any screenprinter who sees them. The jacket tones  on Renee are very subtle, the face is so relatively small, so little chance to get the flesh tones right. Don Williams has great details in that white shirt and again great tone in such a small face area. Great stuff.
Nice colorful detailed process print.

Nice colorful detailed process print.

 

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Anderson Studios Print – Great details in the face, shirts and wood.

Anderson Studios traditional process (CMYK) print. Great detail and also a shirt that "pops" like any good t-shirt should.

Anderson Studios traditional process (CMYK) print. Great detail and also a shirt that “pops” like any good t-shirt should.

Andy in his own words: “…the Rene Garcia and Don williams were both done in the early 90’s and both Gold winners (SGIA Golden Image). I only entered one shirt at a time back then.  I think Rene was 1992 and Don 1991, I’m not really sure. Rene was one of the Early Sep jobs Mark did where he used GCR. Gray Component Replacement.(Mark can elaborate on all the details.He remembers it well) It was also a high LPI for that time—85 line I believe same with Don except his may have been 75. I never knew that and had assumed they were 65 which is what we ran the majority of the time . I really had a hard time holding all the highlite dots on the black. In fact I remember exposing about 10 screens of different mesh and even some we angled to get the detail in the black. Finally got what I liked and if you look close you can almost tell the time on his watch.”

 

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