The age old question - how big is your...... PRESS! How many colors can you print and what is your ability to print my 700 color image that I want to put on 3 shirts because I am pitching them to XXX @ google and it will get you more business. We've all herd the last part quite often. Some of us want nothing to do with printing these multicolor killer images. But what if I told you that there was a manageable way to handle these requests with a smaller press?
Process printing is a scary term in most shops and I think some of the dogma associated with it comes from a long age of people doing things the wrong way and each of them copying each other. I cannot tell you what the right way of doing things are, instead I can tell you how I do things and what has worked for me and it is not as bad as you would think.
There are certain designs that CYMK is not suitable for. Certain colors are not reproduced well on press. But that doesn't mean you cannot spot them in the process.