When Even Great Color Isn't Enough

December 6, 2018

What do you do when even great digital or offset color isn’t enough? When you need something that really knocks your audience’s socks off? You look to specialty techniques and processes. Here are five ideas for really making an impact.

 

 

1. BOOST YOUR COLOR WITH LAYERS.

One way to really boost the color of your images is to use a three-layer process. Start with a white under layer to make the colors pop. Then print CMYK over top, and nish with a layer of clear.

 

2. CREATE DIMENSION AND DEPTH.

Have you considered printing on specialty materials such as fabric, vinyl, or even wood? Create some “wow” in your projects with unique textures. If we can’t print it in-house, we can work with a specialty company to get the look you want.

 

3. ADD THE SURPRISE OF TEXTURE.

There are many ways to create texture on a printed document. We can use specialty coatings, dimensional printing with clear inks, or other techniques. Want to make a football look like a football—and feel like one, too? Or create the look and feel of leather, tile, or grass? We can do that! Texture is a great way to make images come to life.

 

4. LAMINATE IT!

There are a variety of laminating techniques that create captivating special effects. Whether it’s faux holography

or faux embossing, lamination can create these more costly looks without the need for specialty tools or dies.

 

5. SPICE UP YOUR WALLS.

Looking for wall graphics or in-store décor? Consider printing your projects on fabric or vinyl, then wrapping them around a frame so they add dimension to an otherwise at space. Or go grand, with a full wall covering. Using today’s wide-format printing technology, you can print wall- sized graphics to transform the space.

 

Sometimes you need to go beyond simply printing great color. When you do, we have a whole toolbox that you can choose from. All you have to do is ask.

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