While printing solid metallic
grounds if we just add 20 % screen of black ink
under the metallic ground the black screen will
boost the solid metallic ground giving it extra
strength. As metallic have high dispersion level,
use of metallic inks cause faster wear and tear
of the blanket. We suggest keeping a separate printing
blanket for metallic jobs and the same blanket can
also be used for solid ground jobs. The same technique
can also be applied on normal jobs where solid ground
is to be printed. By putting 20 % to 30 % screen
under the solid ground the strength can be increased
without releasing more ink and it will also prevent
slow drying due to thicker ink film along with problem
of impression coming on the back side of the substrate.
The combination of cyan under black, cyan under
shades of blue black under dark greens can be used
to get best results. For ground jobs ink with a
good body should be used, ink must have good flow
and tack properties which is very important and
also does not cause pilling problem. Before printing
solid grounds never forget to check pH value of
the substrate and water as these values play a very
important role. Wrong pH values of paper and water
can result in poor drying of the ink. Now you know
how to print solid grounds and metallic colors with
a difference we hope you'll get the benefit.
The Offset Principle
In the early part of the 20th century, it was discovered that ink could be transferred from the lithographic surface to an intermediate rubber surface and then to paper. The rubber intermediate, called a blanket, can transfer ink to paper and to a wide variety of materials that cannot be printed directly, including plastics and metals. Because the soft blanket conforms to the texture of the surface to be printed, lithographic image quality is unrivaled.
Problems of Proofing
Printers have wrestled with proofing
methods. But today as the techolology is spreading
and many new ways of printing and communication
are there it makes much more easiar for printers
and consumers to selve the problem of proofing.
This article explain's the proofing process and
the best way to go through it.
Hard Copy Proofing in the printing industry today
is divided into two main groups, content and contract.
Content or imposition proofs are intended to show
layout, typography, positioning of images on the
page and in some cases, the division of color.
These types of proofs are not intended to show
the exact color or resolution of images contained
in the project. Contract proofs, on the other
hand are used to judge the quality of the images.
With digital technology, there has emerged a method
of electronically simulating the printed piece.
This is referred to as a monitor or soft proof.
Soft proofing has distinct advantages over hard
proofing. Its main selling point is that it can
be transmitted via internet or email quickly and
efficiently. Multiple copies can be made and distributed
Color printing on average requires two to four
proofing cycles before a job is signed off as
okay to print. Content proofs are needed for the
first couple of proofs. This may take the form
of a laser or inkjet print, which can be marked
up for corrections or revisions. It can also take
the form of an electronic proof. This can be either
in the native document or more likely Adobe’s®
PDF format. Once the content has been determined
to be correct, a contract proof may or may not
be requested. The duty of a contract proof can
be said to render the document as close to the
finishing process as possible. These proofs are
used to judge the final quality in terms of color
But what sort of proofing is right for you? It
depends, of course, on your specific needs. If
you are only concerned with content, than you
might find a PDF emailed to you will be sufficient.
With this type of proof, you can check for type
reflow, cropping, layout and photo identification.
If your job is to be printed in color, then you
will be determine what elements are in which colors.
You can even print it out on your desktop printer.
Ask your printer to show you some examples of
contract proofs and the resultant printed job.
This can give you a practical idea as to the limits
of the chosen proofing process, and there are
limits, because, after all, unless it is made
up of exactly the same inks and paper used to
print the final job, (in other words, a press-proof)
it is physically impossible for two different
kinds of paper and pigments to look exactly the
Our Partner Companies
Our partner companies are one
of the most reputed and leading companies of this
world, providing us with excellent products from
many years. They are Coates of India Ltd. DIC India Limited [COATES], Kodak, Bostik and MAX Flex and Imaging Systems Pvt. Ltd. All
these companies are known for the qualities of their
DIC India Limited [COATES]
DIC India Limited has its registered and head offices at Kolkata and manufacturing facilities at Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Noida and Ahmedabad. The industrial coatings manufacturing facility of its wholly owned subsidiary DIC Coatings India Limited is located at Bangalore. DIC India’s major revenues are generated from printing inks.
In keeping with its leadership status in its industry, DIC India is a truly all-India company.
DIC India is part of Dainippon Ink & Chemicals Inc. of Japan (DIC). DIC, along with its subsidiaries, are the world leaders in printing inks with a global market share of nearly 40 per cent. DIC is not only a leader in Graphic Arts but has a strong presence in printers’ supplies, machinery, pigments and reprographic products. Dainippon Ink and Chemicals Incorporated (DIC),
is one of Japan's most diversified chemical
companies and the core of the DIC Group, which
comprises approximately 300 subsidiaries and
affiliates, including Sun Chemical Corp. and
Reichhold, Inc., in more than 60 countries worldwide.
BOSTIK is your global partner in adhesives and sealants. Bostik is now a worldwide company of 4,500 employees with 55 production facilities and sales operations in 46 countries across five continents. With sales of 1.3 billions Euros in 2005, Bostik is a leader in the global adhesives and sealants marketplace with a balanced presence in the 3 major segments : industrial, construction, and consumer market. Bostik ‘s parent Company is TOTAL.
With sales of 143 billions ˆ in 2005, TOTAL is the n°4 worldwide Oil and Gas company.
MAX Flex and Imaging Systems Pvt. Ltd
MAX has today grown into a company of a National Level with the head office located in Mumbai the Business Capital of India. Max now owns and operates 21 branch offices effectively servicing the clients in the printing and advertising industries all over India. Several locations are being acquired along with the staff having the regional marketing expertise. It was the brand value of MAXX™ that was huge incentive in itself for companies that operated independently but opted to join the Max Group of Companies as they visualised a far superior growth and great beneficial to their individual needs. This move enabled them to exploit their experience and contacts to yield much sweeter and better fruits as with the help of MAX it was possible to satisfy the huge requirements of their customers that were so far impossible for them to sustain individually.
Kodak is a leading provider of innovative solutions for conventional, digital and blended print production environments.Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group, one of Kodak’s strategic business units, provides technologies; products and services that help print providers streamline processes, optimize efficiencies and broaden services.
The most expansive portfolio for the graphic communications market includes solutions for:
High Volume & Wide Format Inkjet Printing
With the largest global sales force, an experienced worldwide service network and extensive industry expertise, Kodak is the right partner to help customers grow their businesses.