Metallic colour printing technology
Color Logic - Metallic Color System
In May 2011, we became the first certified printing company in the Czech Republic with the system for metallic print of the firm Color-Logic.
It concerns a new technology replacing the system MetalFX, which is not produced any more. The biggest advantage of this colour system is especially the fact that by the register of colours CMYK and the metallic colour Color-Logic, various metallic effects and tints can be created within one printing order. It means that even with the use of the five-colour machine and with one extra colour, it is possible to create such effects, for which a machine with a bigger number of printing units would be required in case of classic metallic colours. Of course, it results in not only investment savings but, last but not least, also other savings related to the fact that only one extra print colour is used.
The licence from the firm Color-Logic includes not only metallic colours but also the software for graphic programmes (Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Quark XPress), including licence for our customers. It enables creation of metallic effects in the graphic design, even in pictures. The metallic effect can be increased from zero to the maximum value.
We can demonstrate the possibilities of this technology on the test sheet, which was a part of the certification process of Color-Logic. Then the actual granting of the licence consists in printing the sample form, which is sent back to the manufacturer. On the sample form, there is a part delivered by Color-Logic and the other part of our own graphics. They measure the dispatched sample form and detect if the printed and measured values comply with the tolerances and only afterwards, on the basis of such measurements, they issue a licence for working with these colours. Therefore, there is a guarantee for both the manufacturer and the customer that the printing company, which offers this technology, will have correct printing results. Only on the basis of this licence, it is possible to receive metallic colours Color-Logic.