Color-Logic BEST Offset Silver Ink- -- developed for use with the Color-Logic Process Metallic Color System -- is rapidly finding much broader use in sheetfed offset pressrooms around the world. Color-Logic BEST Offset Silver Ink prints at a very thin ink film thickness (density) -- at least 50 percent less than conventional metallic silver ink--permitting better control on press and significantly cutting down on ink usage. On most jobs, using the new ink produces dramatic cost savings, due to reduced metallic ink consumption. Perhaps the most significant feature of Color-Logic BEST Offset Silver Ink lies in its unique formulation, which enables the silver to retain its luster after aqueous or ultraviolet coating, varnishing, or lamination. The ink has excellent intercoat adhesion, and can be used for blister pack applications and foil stamping.
Discussing the characteristics of the ink, Color-Logic Chief Technical Officer Richard Ainge commented: "Color-Logic BEST Offset Silver Ink was so-named because it incorporates four attributes not normally found in metallic inks. It offers printers Brilliance, Economy, Special Effects, and Trapping. Because of its ability to trap process inks printed over it, our ink permits graphic designers to produce myriad colors and special effects when using Color-Logic Design Suite software. Color-Logic BEST Offset Silver Ink also does not pile on press and prints more cleanly than conventional silver inks, with a typical target ink density of 0.35 to 0.40 Status-T (0.60 to 0.70 Polarized) ensuring great ink mileage."
Color-Logic develops color communication systems and software tool sets for a variety of special effect printing applications. Color-Logic provides brand owners, product managers, corporations, and their advertising agencies the ability to differentiate themselves and their clients with a simple print production process that yields dramatic results. Color-Logic decorative effects utilize the existing workflows of printers and designers, yielding dynamic results without the use of special equipment. Color-Logic supports the value of print and works with designers and printers to enhance their printed media.