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Metal FX

Metal FX®

The first stage of the process is to print a base of opaque Metal FX® Metallic Silver ink.


Metal FX

Then the CMYK element of the image is printed over the top.


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Metal FX
Metal FX

Metal FX is an exciting technology that allows a wide range of Metallic colours to be printed by simply adding a base of Metallic Silver to the conventional CMYK mix.

The first stage of the process is to print a base of opaque Metal FX® Metallic Silver ink. Then the CMYK element of the image is printed over the top.

Metal FX® allows any number of metallic colours to be incorporated in to a conventional CMYK print job. An ultra opaque fast drying silver is applied in various tints in the areas to be metallisized and tints of CMYK inks are applied on top to produce the metallics. The eye-catching effects that can be achieved are possible without the excessive extra cost normally associated with process plus spot colour print.


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This is achieved with just one pass through the press.

Please note: The Metal FX® process is most effective on Gloss Art Paper. Whilst good results can also be achieved on Matt Art (Business Cards) or (Handouts) the results are less predictable.

There are currently no economical ways of proofing Metal FX®. However artwork can be ‘proved’ by producing a Montage Wet Proof prior to a larger Metal FX®. job being printed.