A new video released by Color-Logic–developer of the Process Metallic Color System–shows how, when used together, the Color-Logic system and HP SmartStream Designer enable graphic designers to automatically produce white ink masks necessary for printing variable data in metallic using digital presses. Discussing the technique, Color-Logic Chief Technical Officer Richard Ainge commented: “Producing metallic images, text, vector graphics, or sequential numbers with digital presses on a metallic substrate necessitates producing a white ink mask for every variable data field in a design. This means that variable data printing in metallic was virtually impossible until Color-Logic developed a foolproof technique, enabling HP SmartStream Designer to automatically and effortlessly produce the required white ink masks with a simple click of the designer’s mouse. A video on the Color-Logic website-at http://ow.ly/KYuQA-shows how to prepare files using Color-Logic with HP SmartStream Designer.”
Color-Logic™ develops color communication systems and software tool sets for a variety of special effect printing applications. Color-Logic provides brand owners, product managers, corporations, and their advertising agencies the ability to differentiate themselves and their clients with a simple print production process that yields dramatic results. Color-Logic decorative effects utilize the existing workflows of printers and designers, yielding dynamic results without the use of special equipment. Color-Logic supports the value of print and works with designers and printers to enhance their printed media.