Metallic Ink Printing on CD and DVD Packaging

 

Why simulate metal when you can print it?

We can print your packaging with one or more Pantone Metallic ink. We can even print discs with metallic inks.

  • Examples of Metallic Ink Printing

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  • Setup of Special Effects in the Disc or Packaging Artwork

    The majority of special effects are set up as separate layers in your favorite graphic design or layout program. Call or e-mail to be walked through the process depending on your program of choice, or have one of our graphics specialists setup the special effects for you (may incur additional cost).

    One of our favorite titles for show & tell is the Deva Film Reel as it actually has all of the effects; hot foil stamping, embossing, debossing, spot UV glass & lamination. Be sure to check our the full spec for the special printing effects on Deva's Featured Title page.
    photo of spot gloss and matte lam, deva film reelphoto of foil, spot UV gloss, matte lam, deva film reelphoto of slipcase, disc, traypak, special printing effects, gold foil

     
  • Metallic Ink Printing on Discs and Metallic Floods on Packaging

    Metallic inks are a great way to add some sparkle to your discs, or to match your packaging, while not as shiny as the foil stamping. The Pantone library has a number of metallic inks, with a great range of color. Metallic inks are setup as Spot Colors in Illustrator or InDesign, and as a channel in Photoshop.
    matte flood metallic ink on disc
    Here are some examples of flood silver metallic ink, often described as Apple like packaging:

    Examples of gold and copper metallic inks:

    Minimal use of metallic ink can serve to highlight certain features or words on a package, like these titles:



     
  • Comparing Metallic Ink and Foil Stamping on Fiberboard

    Here are some neat side by side comparisons of silver metallic ink printed on fiberboard, and hot foil stamped silver on fiberboard:



    Silver metallic is flat, matte. Foil is very shiny.

     
  • Using Metallic Ink on Discs, Silver Substrate, Disc Spot Varnish

    Clients who use metallic ink on the printed paper packaging often ask about using a metallic ink on the disc surface. Keep in mind that metallic inks are matte - they are not shiny as many people thing. However, the disc material itself is quite shiny. So consider using combinations and knockouts to the substrate like these titles:
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    We did a test disc comparison for this title with a white flood coat, and without. Both versions are neat!
    white flood versus silver flood disc printing

    Of course metallic isn't limited to silver ink. Here's an example of gold metallic on the disc to match the printed packaging:
    gold metallic ink printing on disc

    An alternative to metallic inks or substrate knockouts, is to use disc varnish. Here's a gorgeous example:


    See also special tips & tricks for disc printing

     
  • Setting up special effects printing

    The majority of special effects can be easily set up as separate layers in your favorite graphic design or layout program. Whatever color you use for embossing, have everything that needs the effect in a single color, at 100% ink. Call or e-mail to be walked through the process depending on your program of choice, or have a graphics specialists set up the special effects for you (may incur additional cost). Here are some pages that may help you with ideas:
    Special Printing Effects
    Hot Foil Stamping
    Embossing and Debossing
    Spot UV Gloss
    How to set up Spot Colors
    How to set up PIPS or reverse side printing
    Custom Die Cuts
    Unusual Folds and Shapes
    Metallic Ink printing
    Spot White Ink on Fiberboard Stock
    Special Disc Printing
    Uncoated Paper(Matte)
    Fiberboard Paper (brown, kraft)

    One of our favorite titles for show & tell is the Deva Film Reel as it actually has all of the effects; hot foil stamping, embossing, debossing, spot UV glass & lamination. Be sure to check our the full spec for the special printing effects on Deva's Featured Title page.
    Photo of embossing on CD Packaging with foil stamping, spot gloss, matte lamination or on DVD packagingPhoto of embossed disc packaging with spot UV gloss, matte lam, Deva film reel DVD packagingPhoto of slipcase, DVD disc, traypak, embossed and debossed printing, gold foil stamping, Deva film reel

     

     

 

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