The 30 new metallic gold colours, together with the 25 gold colours previously included with the Color-Logic System, enable licenced Color-Logic printers to provide their clients with 55 unique metallic gold colours by using only one metallic silver ink, toner or substrate.
To date, Color-Logic has more than doubled the number of metallic gold colours available to Color-Logic licencees. Discussing the issues facing printers using silver or gold in their digital presses (or considering one of the new digital presses offering a fifth-colour station for metallic inks or toners), Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing Mark Geeves commented, ‘Manufacturers of digital presses are beginning to offer silver and gold inks and toners to complement traditional CMYK inks and toners. But without Color-Logic, digital printers are limited to a single gold colour, while Color-Logic licencees can offer their customers 55 different gold options. And these golds can not only be used as spot colours in designs, but in the many embellishment options offered by Color-Logic as well. Digital press owners using the Color-Logic System no longer need to waste precious production time swapping out silver ink or toner to run gold.’
Regarding the importance of the announcement to printers using cut sheet metallic substrate in digital presses, or rolls of metallic substrate in wide format printers, Geeves said, ‘Color-Logic automatically produces the white ink masks required for printing on metallic substrates. The availability of 55 predictable and reproducible metallic gold colours significantly reduces file preparation time and eliminates frustrating and repetitive on-press colour matching.’
Color-Logic licencees may produce their own swatch books, using their substrates, press standards, inks, and coatings. The print embellishments offered by licenced Color-Logic printers enable internal or external graphic designers to dazzle clients with metallic colours. The dramatisation and personalisation options available with the Color-Logic System provide the most economical and most easily implemented embellishments available to printers.
The 30 new metallic gold colours bring the total number of Color-Logic metallic colours to 280. No longer is it necessary to stock gold inks or substrates, or to match golds using trial and error.