Iridescent Printing

Iridescent printing doesn’t only have to be about bright colours. We have been experimenting with layers of metallic golds and silvers plus CMYK ink, laid down in varied opacities, to create incredible Iridescent print effects. You can lend your photo images an ethereal quality through subtle highlights of silver, or apply bold accents of solid metallic ink. A 60% flood-coat of metallic ink underneath a black and white image will provide an effect reminiscent of early silver-tone photographic prints.

Further effects can be produced when combining our clear varnish with metallic gold and silver. The addition of the gloss varnish has a dual effect: appearing glossy when applied on top of CMYK, but having a dulling effect when printed over metallics, resulting in unique shifts of light as you move your paper.

Our iridescent effects are easy to create and affordable to apply, plus we have handy guidelines available to help you with setting up. So get started now and create some digital alchemy of your own with this luxury finish.

Nice Things People Say About Us

“The most creative, accomodating, helpful design team around! Just the BEST!!! Thanks Jurgens!”
Alison Geduld

“Just had business cards designed and printed by you guys! Best looking cards I ever had! Can’t WAIT to hand them out!”
Weddings By Nicolette - hair & make-up

“Very seldom do you get outrageously good service in Cape Town! Garth at Hot Ink continues to impress and amaze me! Thank you!”
Laeni Gittins-Spiers

“Just got our new business cards printed which look great - thanks Hot Ink. Great that you carbon neutral & offer green spot printing options!”
Green Africa Directory

“Nicola what a fantastic job you have done - as usual. Thank you so much! I am absolutely thrilled! Thanks again for all your incredible work (and talent).”
Jackie Lagus

“Once again - just a little note to say thank you for your help on our JSE job. We had such incredible feedback on the quality of the print and the conference went really well.
Thanks for schlepping my stuff up to Joburg!”
Karen de Waal - Fleet Street Communications

“Just a little note to say a HUGE THANK YOU for all the work you put into the print elements on our SafeCare Conference last week.
We got loads of compliments on the printed items. We love working with you and really
appreciate your calm way of handling our lastminute.com requests.
Thanks for making us look good…AGAIN!!!!
Karen de Waal - Fleet Street Communications

“Once again I came flying into your offices late on Friday and once again Jurgens came to my rescue. I know I keep sounding like a stuck record, but in this industry, it is so refreshing and fantastic to work with personnel and a company like Hot Ink. Thank you once again.”
Chris Verrijdt - The Sanctuary Group

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