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CMYK + White Ink Printing Tutorial

CMYK + White Ink Printing Tutorial

CMYK in general do not print white ink, hence why we have the option of CMYK + White Ink Printing. This option is being made for products like our UV Frosted Translucent Business card and our Plastic File Folders. If you have a white background on your artwork and choose CMYK instead of CMYK + White Ink, the white colour background will not be printed to your product.

How are your artworks made?

For the tutorial, Art board 1 will represent the CMYK print, Art board 2 will represent the White Ink print.

CMYK + Full White Backing 

With full White Backing, your design will be separated into 2 different art boards. One will be for the CMYK and the other one will be for the White Ink.

For your artwork, the CMYK colours will be on Art Board 1. For Art Board 2, it will be in 100% K (black) on the entire Art Board.

For the final print product, Full White Backing will be printed on your cards, and no area will be transparent. Printed colours will be solid due to White Backing.

 

CMYK + No White Backing

When there is no White Backing, there will be 1 art board for the CMYK.

For your artwork, the CMYK colours will be shown on your art board

For the final product, with no White Backing, the cards will be transparent(on the white part of your CMYK art board)/ translucent. Printed colour will be translucent without any White Backing

CMYK + Spot White Backing 

With full white backing, your design will be separated into 2 different art boards. One will be for the CMYK and the other one will be for the White Ink.

For your artwork, the CMYK colours will be on Art Board 1. For Art Board 2, it will be in 100% K (black) on the spots you will like your White Backings to be.

For the final product, White Ink will be printed on your cards on the areas where you want your White Backing to be. If there is White Backing on your printed colours, the printed colours will be solid. Areas without White Backing will be transparent/translucent.

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