Printing onto dark colored paper or clear labels has historically presented a challenge for printers. With the new class of laser printers that have CMYK+white ability, white ink printing has changed all of that. The old thinking that said you had to print the background color and reverse out the white image has now undergone a paradigm shift. Printing opaque white toner onto many different substrates including envelopes, labels and cards is now a reality.
SLB Printing is using white ink printing for a wide variety of jobs. The effects that can be created with varying shades of white are also truly impressive to see. Compared to an HP Indigo that can struggle with large areas of solid colored backgrounds, our new White Ink Printer has no problem with laying down white on large areas. The toner on this press is also less sensitive to scuffing compared to the HP Indigo. Let SLB Printing handle all your needs that require printing with white ink. We can even print white ink on black paper or cardstock and make it look great.
Short run label printing on clear vinyl is now achievable. When needed, these short run, quick turn around jobs can be contour cut to any shape with a die line. White ink by itself looks great on clear vinyl label or we can use it as a base layer to add opacity when needed. If you require a clear label and have a full color image printing on it, the job will need a layer of white underneath to prevent the contents of your product distorting the color. This is especially true for clear labels on glass bottles. SLB Printing has this ability to provide short run, same day and next day label printing with white ink.
Clear label printing is just one of the substrates we utilize opaque white toner for. This is how we achieve printing clear labels with white lettering. We also can incorporate white ink with other label stocks including kraft labels, some metallic silver labels and gold labels too. Please visit our store to see more samples and develop your own ideas for that one of a kind look that can only be achieved when printing with white ink. Learn more about our sticker printing ability by visiting the product page here.
Can you print white ink on black paper? YES, SLB Printing can print white ink on most dark paper stocks including epic black by Neenah Paper! In addition to black paper, we have many different samples of dark colored paper and envelopes that our white ink printer can successfully print onto. All of the sample papers we have tested are available at your local Kelly Paper store. Think of the possibilities for printing covers up to 13″ x 28″ with white ink onto a dark cover stock. Photographs look great with a base of white ink on dark stocks. It’s even possible to address in white onto a dark colored envelope when printing with white ink toner based printers. This brings a whole new set of design options in Los Angeles for guest addressing in white ink when you work with SLB Printing. White ink guest addressing has never been so easy before.
Glama Kraft paper is a great choice for printing postcards and business cards with white ink. The 100% recycled, 90% PCW paper has a smooth finish that has the irregular appearance of paper fibers. Glama Kraft is available in extra thick 129# cover stock that weights 350 GSM. It has a brown finish on both sides that may vary from sheet to sheet. Please allow 3 to 5 production days when requesting this paper. When you’re looking for a Kraft Paper stock, think Glama Kraft and white ink for something really unique!
Download “Designing for White Ink” and get started today with your next, one of a kind, white ink masterpiece. When you are ready to print in white ink you can call our shop or email your press ready files.