New Video: Exploring White Ink

We've created a video to highlight some of the possibilities of printing with white ink

 

We've created a video to highlight some of the possibilities of printing with white ink, such as printing directly to non-white materials, and printing an etch-effect vinyl.

White ink is primarily used when a non-white material is being used. CMYK printing requires a white surface to sit on to ensure colour consistency. Without a white surface, the CMYK print could be too dark, or too light, depending on the colour of the surface the print is on. White ink therefore allows a wider use of materials to be used in print projects, whilst ensuring colour consistency. Without white ink, white vinyl would have to be applied to the non-white surface, but this increases production time, project cost, and the thickness of the finished product. White ink can be used in a variety of ways, in addition to being printed on top of. Just white ink could be used on a dark material to create a high contrast display with great colour depth, or varying amounts of white ink could be used on a display to deliberately let some of the non-white base material to show through the CMYK print. Using a combination of white ink and CMYK can produce a frosted vinyl effect - providing a way to creatively use frosted vinyl as the density of the effect can be controlled to suit your requirements.

The video would be been very long if we'd shown all of the possibilities that white ink provides, but for further information, please visit our white ink page or contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to talk to our team about the possibilities that printing with white ink provides.