in Digital Printing
Get your FREE guide to printing with silver and white ink
Holland Litho has produced a beautiful four-page guide to printing with silver and white ink. It's free, just request a copy from your sales rep. The piece features a silver overprint on both the cover illustration and a photograph from our annual calendar. The inside spread features step-by-step guides that explain how to produce pieces that will include silver or white ink, with screenshots from Adobe InDesign and an explanation of how our cover effect was achieved.
Why Silver Ink?
Take advantage of the many ways you can use silver ink to make your digital printing pieces stand apart. Here are just a few options you can use to enhance your pieces:
- Use silver as a background or text color.
- Combine silver ink with an overprint of CMYK to create thousands of metallic color options.
- Overprint a silver halftone on your color images to add a metallic depth to your photographs.
- Great for direct mail, invitations and many other types of printed pieces.
Silver ink will have more shimmer on a coated sheet than it will on an uncoated one. Also, please note that since these inks are digitally printed with a maximum size of 18" x 12" trimmed.
Why White Ink?
White ink is primarily for designs that are to be printed on colored, clear or kraft paper. But there are of course other possiblities for it as well. Use white ink to create the effect of a knock out on white stock. Here are just a few ways you can enhance your pieces:
- Use white ink to achieve white type or images on colored stock, especially dark-colored stock.
- Great for dark-colored uncoated sheets.
- Add white elements to a graphic to be printed on dark-colored stock.
- Perfect for direct mail, and invitations
Once again, this piece is available free of charge. Just call or email your sales representative.