Kodak Gold Dry Ink Released In Worldwide Market
Kodak has released its Gold Dry Ink into the global market, after it was previewed at Drupa 2012.
PrintWeek has reported that the ink allows printers to add a gold metallic effect as a fifth colour, with product category manager for digital printing Andreas Nielen-Haberl telling the provider that the machine can print up to lengths of 36 inches.
“The Nexpress has about 800 qualified substrates, from thick paper, thin paper and linen paper to plastics, and all of them can take the ink. We try to help customers differentiate from their neighbours and almost any printer can do four-colour work,” Mr Nielen-Haberl told the news provider.
Gold ink could be used to enhance frames, certificates, postcards and tickets, with the technology being used as material for the Bolshoi orchestra.
He went on to say that most people think there is just one gold ink, but this new ink can be mixed with an underlying colour to create hundreds of metallic effects.
Posted by Barry Ashmore.