Spot Process Separation Studio

The industry trusts Spot Process Separation Studio.

Don’t separate another tonal image file without this amazing software that automated the most difficult separation process for screen-printers.

Industry leading choice, Spot Process Separation Studio (SPSS) is the only true Macintosh and Windows compatible RGB raster de-compiling color separation software. That’s the technical way to describe software that automatically analyzes your raster color image for its RGB (rainbow) colors. Scroll down for examples of art files perfect for Spot Process Sep Studio.

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Since its introduction in 1995, users have benefited from on-screen and on-press high-quality results, unequalled speed and ease-of-use, and the delivery of shop standards. This pioneering software delivered to the screen-print industry a complete package – automated color separation software AND shop standards. Shops save valuable time during pre-press and print production. This time savings means greater shop profits. The accuracy of SPSS means a better printed product.

With automatic one-click color adjustment options to its standard on-press color set and predictable color print order, Spot Process Separation Studio is a feature packed software making on-screen and on-press tasks simple and predictable. What used to be a difficult and unpredictable process – any level user and shop can color separate even the most complex color images, adjust, and go into print production with confidence.

Expecting outstanding image reproduction on garments is what Separation Studio is all about. Halftone printing is an easy and controllable print process for every size and skill level shop – even if you didn’t believe it could be.


Windows 10
Windows 8.1

Windows 8
Windows 7

El Capitan (coming Fall 2015) (currently not supported, look for announcement)

Mountain Lion
Snow Leopard (Intel)


The full set of Spot Process press colors…
you won’t need any more… but will often use less…

White             (under-base) (a flash quality white)
Black              (opaque or “process black”)
Red                 (032)
Blue                (300)
Gold               (123 or 122 if a bright, more yellow gold is needed)
Purple            (pantone purple)
Green             (354)
Turquoise     (312)
Gray               (cool gray 8)
White            (top highlight) (not a thick, overpowering white)


An unmatched line-up of high-production features is why users around the world prefer Spot Process Separation Studio.


Easy One-Click Auto Color Adjust
Fast Color Merging
Friendly User-Interface
Optimized File Handling for Fast Results
Accurate On-Screen to Press Color Controls
…and much more


Spot Process Separation Studio sets standards, yet it is versatile. Immediately you’ll experience its tremendous value to your entire business after producing just one or two separations using the FREE, fully-functional trial. Perfect for an 8 color or more shop that can take advantage of the full RGB spectral range. Yet versatile, so 6 color shops will do astonishing work with Separation Studio thanks to built-in, one-click, color merge buttons. The auto-adjust button is also one of the best features, bringing reliable universal color adjusting and a boost in production. Simply click it and your file is automatically color adjusted for you. The choice is always yours!

On-screen, and on-press, Separation Studio is a total solution. The experience you can expect is consistency in workflow, a standard set of printing inks (not expensive specialty inks), a proven print order displayed right in the software, the same mesh count for each job, flexibility to add in vector elements at output, working with mainstream file formats and programs. It is a wet-on-wet print solution. Just the under-base requires a flash. SPSS is also a long press run solution. You may never have to wipe down your screens.



Using the software is simple. Open an RGB TIF image you created in Adobe or Corel programs or photos and stock images in Separation Studio, and it automatically displays 9 separated channels. Yes, Spot Process Separation Studio supports TRANSPARENCIES! Use the Auto Adjust button, or use individual color sliders to boost saturation. The entire process takes just a few minutes. The file saves automatically as a DCS2.eps file – a standard graphics file format.

No other solution can deliver the outstanding results of this uncompromising work horse engineered by screen-printers for screen-printers. It improves the quality of your separations, press prints, and productivity. This program is a money maker for screen-printers around the globe.

Spot Process is also famous for its flesh tones. Without the use of a separate flesh tone screen or separate brown you’ll achieve the most accurate flesh tones, animal fur, and nature scenes with less screens. The American Original Design shown above can be printed on white in 5 colors or 6 when an under-base is needed for a black or color garment.


What files are right for Spot Process Separation Studio?

Spot Process was designed for tonal (raster) images. What is a tonal image? An Adobe Photoshop file, Corel Painter or PhotoPaint file, scanned image, stock photo, or a vector file with too many spot colors for your press capabilities which is easily converted to a raster image.

Users also appreciate Spot Process Separation Studio because of its ability to create an under-base automatically. Even vector files that fit the press are being saved as a raster image and separated with SPSS.



SPSS delivers top-quality halftones.

Spot Process is a halftone solution. Thousands of colors visually blending on-press (the human eye makes it happen) delivering the most accurate image reproduction, because of math and science, the RGB light spectrum, and the expert engineering of Spot Process Separation Studio. SPSS is an RGB solution. RGB is how humans view the world, display the world, and reproduce images accurately on a screen-print press. Solutions that try to compete with SPSS use the smaller CMYK spectrum. CMYK is harder to work with than RGB and the results will be inferior to RGB – always!




The solution for combination and problem files.

Spot Process Separation Studio is the go to solution for tens of thousands of users. Even when faced with a troublesome file, SPSS is the solution to get you to press in less time and with great quality.

Combination files are often used in the screen-print industry. Mixing vector (illustration program files) and raster (image editing program files) elements together can be separated and printed thanks to the power of SPSS and its finished file format. Convert the file entirely to a raster, or better yet, separate the raster with SPSS, Place or Import the EPS file in an Illustration program and combine it with the vector elements of the Illustration file. Color the vector elements with the specified Spot Process colors to keep the number of screens to a minimum. Simply output to film as a normal spot color separation.

Stuck with an illustration file with a POSTSCRIPT ISSUE (receiving garbled text or an output error). SPSS to the rescue. Rasterize the file, save it as a transparent image and Spot Process Sep Studio will deliver a full set of separations including the needed under-base. The image will print as expected with halftones and not as solid spot colors.





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