Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom; (September 01, 2008) -MetalFX Technology-a Ciba Corporation subsidiary-has received the prestigious PIA/GATF InterTech Technology Award. The award acknowledges the significant advancement made in metallic printing through use of the patented MetalFX process. MetalFX was one of only ten innovative technologies honored from among 28 technologies evaluated for the 2008 competition. In selecting MetalFX, the PIA/GATF InterTech Technology Award judges commented: "This is an innovative technology that allows the increased use of metallics in the printing industry. It is a technology that people now ask for by name and there is great customer feedback when printers and designers work with it."
Commenting on the award, MetalFX Vice-President Americas Mark Geeves observed: "MetalFX is proud to have been honored with the 2008 PIA/GATF InterTech Technology Award. MetalFX, which permits printers to achieve metallic effects effortlessly and predictably within their usual workflows, is already being used daily by progressive and innovative printers around the world. Recognition by PIA/GATF will further bring our revolutionary process for printing metallics to the attention of both printers and graphic designers, and enabling them to bring achieve dramatic effects in their designs and products."
MetalFX, a recent Ciba Corporation acquisition, is a universal process and spot metallic color system that allows millions of metallic colors to be printed, all by adding only the one base silver ink to the usual CMYK mix. Ciba Specialty brings more than 40 years of experience in color matching to the worldwide graphic arts, paints, plastics, fibers and ceramic industries.
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