Metallic Printing Process Set To Be Transformed
The first metallic inkjet printer to be produced looks set to transform the metallic printing process.
This is according to printer ink manufacturer Roland DG, which has launched the SolJet Pro III XC-540MT.
Combining silver cartridge ink with CMYK, the wide-format solvent printer can create a range of metallic-coloured effects that work on both plastic and paper stocks.
Yuko Seki, Roland DG's colour product manager, explained that gold and silver effects could only previously be produced by using complex printing systems such as offset and flexo presses, screen printing equipment of foil stamping.
"The new XC-540MT has transformed this process," he said.
"For the first time, professionals can take full advantage of Roland's advanced inkjet technology to produce brilliant metallic graphics on demand - easily, profitably, and in any quantity."
Users of XC-540MT printer ink will be able to produce items such as vehicle wraps, labels, banners and t-shirt heat transfers.
Roland DG was established in Japan in 1981and specialises in digital printing technology for creative professionals.
Posted by Adam Clark