Color-Logic Provides Alternative to Expensive Hot Foil Stamping
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
West Chester, Ohio - The Process Metallic Color System developed by Color-Logic provides a low-cost and time-saving alternative to traditional hot foil stamping. Mark Geeves, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing, discussing the process, said: "With just white and conventional CMYK inks, printers can achieve exactly the same look previously available only with expensive hot foil stamping. Moreover, printers no longer need to rely on expensive specialty foil stamping subcontractors, since they can achieve the same striking colors on their standard presses. To attain the 'hot foil look,' printers can simply print on silver metallic substrate or on silver cold foil which they can apply in their own shops. Not only does the Color-Logic process dramatically reduce costs and preparation time, but printers can complete an entire job internally and thus increase profitability. Finally, the need to inventory different hot foil colors is entirely eliminated. Printers who use Color-Logic to do 'foiling' find the process fast and easy to manage. Graphic designers and prepress personnel, using the Color-Logic Design Suite, have all the necessary tools in Photoshop or Illustrator plug-ins, plus a viewer which enables them to see the effects of metallic designs before going on press."
Discussing a unique aspect of the Color-Logic process, Geeves added: "Printers using the process on either metallic substrate or cold foils can gradate metallic colors one into another, something that is impossible with foil stamping."