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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

THANK YOU - HOMESPUN HEART PRIMITIVES!

You can't even imagine how hard I tried to print on black today....LOL!! Should have asked for help sooner.....You are a great friend to help me!!! Judy


Question: How Can I Print the Color White?
Answer: The short answer is that in most cases, you can't print white ink. Most inks used in offset printing are translucent therefore a translucent white ink would not cover a dark color. There is an opaque white ink that could be used but it often requires multiple applications to cover sufficiently and can bump up the cost of a project far too much for the majority of customers. Additionally in order to insure the cleanest white possible requires considerable time on the part of the printshop spent cleaning the printing press to remove all traces of other ink colors that would muddy the white ink. In some applications opaque white ink is typically used as an undercoating before applying other inks on top. However, there are alternatives to offset printing inks and methods that use no ink at all.

2 comments:

Homespun Heart Primitive said...

You're more than welcome. I wish there was a way of doing it though, I'd really like to be able to do it too.
Sharon

Laurel said...

I'm not sure if it would look right for what you are doing, but you can create a black background and select a "white" font color, then print on white cardstock. It would look as if you had printed white letters on black field. Did that explanation make sense? It was a "cheat" I learned about for scrapbooking.