Fifth colour printing brings new benefits for our customers
10 March 2020
Here at Northern Print Solutions, we like to stay ahead of the game and that’s why we work closely with original equipment manufacturers in the industry with research and development. Last year, we became the first printers in the UK to install our equipment manufacturers new digital printing press with an inline fifth colour unit, giving us the capability to print CMYK (Cyan Magenta Yellow Black), White, Neon, Clear and Invisible Red ink. Not only does this allow us to be more efficient within our print room, but it also enables our customers to be more creative with their designs.
One feature of the fifth colour printer is the use of white toner which can achieve a metallic effect. In traditional printing, creating a metallic feel would come with an expensive price tag, but it is now easier to produce at a lower cost.
Whether it’s for enticing in-store displays or attractive leaflets, the toner can be used to add value to marketing materials in a way that wasn’t possible before. We’ve found that many players from the hospitality industry are interested in this feature, using it to make special offers stand out to prospective customers.
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The clear toner option gives photography print a premium edge by adding a glossy shimmer. Ideal for attention-grabbing window displays, we can print large signage in high definition so it is clearly seen by passers-by. It can also be used to add a luxury-feel to photography, perfect for store catalogues and look books. The clear toner showcases fine details in elegant products such as jewellery, fashion pieces and art.
With neon yellow and pink extending the colour gamut of the new press, radical colours can be printed at a reasonable cost. The new colours jump off the page, encouraging design creativity with retail packaging and marketing mailers.
The neon pink is perfect for brands leaning towards lively graphics. It can be used at 100% for a solid, lively pink or mixed with other colours in CMYK to create a brand new colour palette. We can also now produce a neon yellow which enhances images, generating a bold impact. Both of the colours are reflective under UV light, making it a popular option for business cards and event invites.
With the invisible ink, the press also enables us to help prevent illegal duplications of important documents. When tickets or event credentials are printed with invisible red ink, the secure information can only be seen with UV LED light.
If you want to protect your assets and media, clear toner can be lightly mixed with another ink to create a watermark.
Delivering the exceptional benefits of the five colour printer to our client base, Northern Print Solutions are five colour specialists. Find out how to enhance your designs by getting in touch with our experts today.