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

“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

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I made my deadline today and I can thank Hot Ink in part for that.”
Chris - Unimaths

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Thanks for schlepping my stuff up to Joburg!”
Karen de Waal - Fleet Street Communications

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I will be contacting you in future for Ethans birthday invitation :)”
Candice Nason

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A special Thank You to your Finishing Department for a job well done. Hope you guys enjoyed the pizza!!!”
Royzanne Kampher - Sky Media

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Judy Edgehill - Levi’s USA

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Chris Rowland - The Miracle Book

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