Step 1: Helpful Definitions
White and/or Black inks only | Using one or both in a design can create numerous effects. You can manipulate the opacity of the inks to create bold silhouettes, highlights, or a touch of frost.
Color inks only | Choose a single strike (100%), a double strike (200%), or a reduced opacity to achieve your desired look.
Color + White + Color inks | This combination is used to create a rich, high definition full color design. The additional white and color layers of ink will add more opacity to the design. You do have the option of reducing the opacity of the white ink that is sandwiched between the two color layers if a more translucent effectis desired.
Spot Varnish to Color/Black/White inks | If the opacity is greatly reduced in a color or black ink, it will compromise the integrity of that color. Examples of this would be a black would look gray, a red becoming pink, or a purple turning to lavender. Our spot varnish allows you to make a color or black ink “lighter” without jeopardizing the look of the color. We have the ability of adding up to 90% varnish to create a transparent color, down to 50%creating a translucent color.