Adobe InDesign now has variable data support built in, so by using InDesign with the Color-Logic Design Suite, any designer can easily add metallic variable data into their clients’ printed marketing pieces by using a licenced and certified Color-Logic printer. The Color-Logic system is compatible with most major digital cut sheet pressed (HP Indigo, Ricoh, Xeikon, and Xerox) with white ink and a RIP compatible with Color-Logic.
Digital printing with white ink or toner on metallic stocks requires designers to make a white ink mask. If any change is made to an element, font, or image, a new white ink mask is required unless the designer is using Color-Logic. By using Color-Logic at the design stage with the digital output on metallic stock, a design can include variable foil colours and embellishments in fonts, elements, or images. Coupons, magazine covers, wedding invitations, greeting cards, posters, and tags are just a few of the applications appropriate for variable data metallic digital printing.
Discussing the Color-Logic/Adobe InDesign breakthrough, Mark Geeves, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing said, ‘Many industry reports attest to the value of variable data printing and metallics as relates to quality and consumer appeal. The 280 Color-Logic metallic colours and unlimited embellishments, together with Adobe Indesign, is a game-changer that drives up response rates for all commercial print applications.’