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

“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

“I just wanted to thank you for your prompt assistance last week.”
Trevor - Keith Interiors

“Thank you so much for the quote and your help with deciding on the paper types, etc.
It made all the difference as this is the first time I’m dealing with these things. I’ve been to a few other places as well which just doesn’t compare to the open, honest, friendly and helpful support you provide me. So thank you for that!”
Carl Swart

“Just wanted to congratulate you on a job well done. The BC that you did for us looks great and we are getting a lot of complements regarding the Quality of the cards. Many thanks again.”
Jacques

“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

“I am absolutely blown away with what Nadia has produced. I know you assisted her with the photography etc and thank you very much for that - they are beautiful! I am most definitely bringing all my work to her.”
Adele - The Scrapbook

“You’ll be pleased to know that your ad for House & Leisure is in the March edition. It is STUNNING!!! Thank you and well done!”
Nicole - Amazing Spaces

“Feels a bit odd not having spoken to you 15 times today!!! I just wanted to say a really big THANK YOU for your hard work and delivery on the ICGN stuff. I really appreciate it.”
Karen - Fleet Street Communications

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