Specifics of print preparation for Prindor
Prindor – print procedure
The technology of cold foil stamping process
Prindor is based on uses a silver foil, which is
toned using CMYK print. It is applied inline in
a single pass through a machine. First, an
is applied, on which is then applied the foil.
Other options include CMYK print, application
of varnishes and others.
Preparation of source documents for Prindor
Preparation of print data for Prindor is easy.
The objects determined for application of
foil are under laid with a direct color
named, for example, Prindor-silver. The
object above the foil creating the design
and tone is marked in the vector editor as
the so called overprint. In the bitmap editor,
it will be a part of the fifth channel, in
which all the objects determined for
application on the foil will be placed.
Prindor and colors
Sums of colors printed on a foil should
not exceed the limit 240 %. The color shades
behave differently on a foil than on a white
chalk paper or a carton. Therefore, it is
suitable to use the sample book provided
by us to our clients.
Tips for a pre-printing preparation
In certain cases, it is possible that even the existing
graphics will look good when using Prindor. Therefore,
it is not always necessary to create a completely
new design to use Prindor. However, in new graphics
designed from the very beginning to be used with Prindor,
one can achieve incomparably better effects.
When choosing foil application, a moderate approach.
proves as the best. With Prindor, less often means more,
for example, with the motive of a clock, under laid hands
and frame of the dial will make a significantly better
impression than a monolithic metal cake. Analogically,
silver accessories in an automobile under laid with a
foil will impress more than a foil applied to the entire car.
Use the contrast of lights and shadows
and additional gloss of the foil. The white color of
the printed substrate will “shine” on a motive with foil,
while black color without a foil will be very contrasting.