Metallic Silver Printing

Discussion in '4-Color Offset Presses +' started by Abhi, Oct 9, 2017.

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  1. Abhi

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    A small job requires shiny silver text as a highlight of the job.
    One way is to go for hot foil stamping.
    The other is to print metallic silver ink.

    I read printing of 100% yellow below 872 Pantone to achieve gold look.

    Any tips on printing shinny silver on normal printing units. No varnish, no UV.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    any yellow ink printed under any metallic ink will fail to show, as the opacity of metallic inks will usually cover anything underneath it. If you wanted to change the hue of a metallic ink your better off mixing it directly into the ink. I would suggest that for such a mix you use the more strongly pigmented inks from the Pantone mixing ink palette, like PMS 012 as opposed to a straight Pantone yellow. If you wanted to tint towards the blue direction you'd use 072 as opposed to reflex blue. PMS 032 as opposed to warm red. You get my drift???
     
  3. Abhi

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    Many thanks turbotom. The answer is quite clear :).
    Rather than printing metallic on color, it's advisable to print a metallic ink mixed with Color ink.

    The tint will define the strong PMS shade to use
     

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