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Holland Litho Dimensional Printing
Holland Litho is proud to offer a dimensional printing option with our KODAK NEXPRESS digital press.
Only available from KODAK NEXPRESS Digital Production Color Presses, Dimensional Printing gives specified text and images a raised or 3D effect that can help communications get noticed. Dimensional printing enables you to expand your design options to include tactile impressions along with the visual appeal of your printed pieces. Ideal for direct mail, the print you can feel stands out in a crowded marketplace. What better way to increase awareness and response rates, than by appealing to another one of the five senses?
Additional applications that benefit from the 3D tactile impact include: marketing collateral, promotional materials, photo merchandise, stationary/business cards, invitations, calendars and point-of-sale displays.
How It Works
Dimensional Printing starts by loading KODAK NEXPRESS Dimensional Clear Dry Ink into the Fifth Imaging Unit of a NexPressPress. Dimensional Clear Dry Ink is a new dry ink that creates a clear raised layer on top of a page element after fusing. It can be used to enhance graphics, text, or a full color image. You, as the designer, identify where you would like to apply this effect. To call attention to a specific area of your printed communications, create a simulated texture, or apply it overall to any copy on the page.
The overall tactile effect is similar to thermography, but with a greater degree of control. Dimensional Printing can be set to produce variable heights, so you can more closely mimic the texture of a specific image. And unlike thermography, which can only be applied to ink, Dimensional Clear Dry Ink does not require ink or an image to adhere to the substrate.
It is as easy as creating a layer for a 5th color and by specifying that layer with a unique nomenclature, it allows the press to automatically recognize the dimensional layer. The file preparation utilizes basic design tools such as, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. Would you like to learn more about how easy it is to design and create files for dimensional printing?
Download the Creative Guide
For more information on creative file preparation, download the Kodak Creative Guide here.