The skin of a lizard brought to life through tactile ink, a glitzy metallic greeting card and sophisticated security inks: all effects which once were only pipe dreams for digital printers. However, many of these digital dreams have become reality.
Since the last Drupa, digital technology has come on apace, enabling applications that used to be in the domain of long-run litho work to be rolled out cost-effectively for shorter run and personalised jobs.
Have you got a personalised mailer that you’d like to recreate the texture of an orange skin on? A gloss-marked certificate that requires only a limited run of 40 copies? That’s no problem, because between them, these digital printers are now capable of performing those applications and many more...
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10 May 2013, Vol VI Issue 1
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