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Design for Embellishment Printing

Make your prints look better than ever with White, Clear and Metallic inks!
Follow the steps below to access these special colors!

Setup Your Spot Colors

Since you can't accurately see our new specialy colors in your design, choose colors that appear infrequently to represent these special colors. We are using the colors shown in the example below. Feel free to use these or make your own selection.

The spot color names are what makes this work so they must appear exactly as shown.

100% Yellow
Save as
CMYK Spot Color with the name "SWhite"
100% Cyan
Save as
CMYK Spot Color with the name "SClear"
PMS 877c
Save as
CMYK Spot Color with the name "SSilver"
PMS 871c
Save as
CMYK Spot Color with the name "SGold"

Using These New Spots

Use these new spot colors as you would any other color. For instance, where you wish for an object or text to print White, fill it with the SWhite spot you have created. It will appear 100% cyan on your screen which helps you visually keep track of it, but the press will interpret the intended color as white.

Final Thoughts

When submitting files for Vivid Color printing, please let us know that is your intent.  If we are not aware that you wish to add one or more vivid colors, it is possible for the printed piece to have an unexpected appearance.

Keeping in mind that this is a two pass process, the CMYK color set and Vivid color set may not perfectly register together. It is hightly recommended that you develope your designs with this in mind. For example, an attempt to outline a black typeface with gold will likely not go well and is not recommended.

It is also a good practice to have objects of the same color together on a seperate layer. In the event of any 0px complications, it allows us some file control that may help to resolve issues should there be any.

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