Index Color Separations




Is a method of separation, which for converting images uses stochastic square dots of equal size instead of a halftone
Index Color Separations with Underbase

Index Color Separation is a method of separation, which for converting images uses stochastic square dots of equal size instead of a halftone.

Custom Color Separation

If you need special colors, please choose colors from the Pantone® 
Matching System (PMS) and indicate numbers on your order.


Acceptable File Formats


We accept the following PC or MAC file formats:

Preferred file format:

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP (*.PSD)

Also Accept file format:

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP (*.PSD, *TIFF, *.EPS - Encapsulated POSTSCRIPT)
ADOBE Illustrator (*.EPS, *.AI)
ADOBE Acrobat (*.PDF - Portable Document Format)
COREL Draw (*.PSD, *.EPS, *.TIF, *.AI, *.CDR)COREL Photo Paint (*.PSD, *.EPS, *TIF)
MICROSOFT PowerPoint (*.PPT)
MICROSOFT Publisher (*.PUB)

TIFF (*.TIF; *.TIFF - Tagged Image File Format)

JPEG (*.JPG, *.JPEG - Joint Photographic Experts Group Bitmaps)

JPEG2000

BMP (*.BMP - Windows Bitmap)




Why Print Using Index Color Separation?

  • These kind of separations are easy for printing.
  • You never going to have moiré.
  • You never going to have  problems with a dot gain.
  • You Can Printing wet - on - wet.
  • The image will be bright and sharp.
  • you Can use Direct Colors. No CMYK
  • You Can print 5 to 13 Colors Directly

Service Included:


  • Index Color Separation
  • White Base for dark T-Shirts
  • Highlight White
  • Color Correction
  • Brightness & Contrast Adjustment
  • White Balance Adjustment 
  • Fast Turnaround





Index separation is a separation method that converts images using stochastic square dots of equal size instead of elliptical halftones.  Although an index separation isn't right for every design, it does have many advantages for printers:
  • No Moire!!!  The stochastic bitmap dots burn to mesh easily without the chance of a moire.
  • No ink buildup.  Since the square dots sit side by side like a grid or puzzle, there's no heavy ink build up.
  • Prints look consistent printed on any colors, lights, darks, or brights.  Shirt color does not effect index seps the way they can with elliptical dots.
  • Less variables on the press.  A good index separation eliminates many press variables you can encounter with other types of separations.  The 2 main things to watch on an index separation are registration and print order.  Print order will make a big difference in the look of the print and is a great advantage.  If a color is printing too prominently, just drop it down in the print sequence. 
Since the square dot pattern is already embedded in the color plates, output seps with elliptical dots at 55-65lpi and 45 degree angle for all inks.  This will convert any greyscale area to halftone on output.

Sample