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SHINE ON with NEW Digital Silver Ink 

BRILLIANT news, digital silver ink is now available for HP Indigo printing. It’s been a long time in the making, due to the unique nature of the ink and how the metallic particles work with the press, but it’s so worth the wait. 

As well as using silver ink on its own, it can be overprinted with a spectrum of CMYK shades to create a whole range of stunning metallic shades, which, in the past, could only be achieved using litho. Check out our ElectroInk Silver swatch book on the pictures to get a flavour. Now, shorter runs with glorious gleaming finishes can be produced without blowing the budget. Plus white ink and primer can be used in the same pass where required. Winning. 

The finish is very much like litho printing, in that when using metallic on coated papers, like satin or gloss, a more metallic effect is achieved, and when using uncoated, you get a more knocked back metallic effect. It also works great on coloured materials due to its opaque properties. 

There are some limitations to be aware of… The silver can only be used in its solid form and isn’t available to print as tints or half tone images, and large solid areas can be a little more challenging, but don’t let that take the shine off (sorry), as we always find the perfect solution to get the result you want. Artwork can be set up in the same way as white ink – simply follow this guide we created for white ink, and when it comes to selecting the colour, choose ‘SILVER’ instead of white. Easy. 

If you’d like a first-hand look at how silver ink performs on its own or over colours, we have swatches and our Digital Silver sample book (pictured) available – just give us a shout and we’ll send them out to you. However, you are considering using silver ink on a project, please contact matt@colouroptions.co.uk to talk through the possibilities. We’re looking forward to achieving some glowing results for you… 

 

You can request samples of our silver ink by filling in your details in the form below or just email Matt at the address above.

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