Introducing our most advanced decorative finish yet, we would like to welcome you to ‘Hi-Lite.’
We initially developed this process and had it ready to go towards the start of this year. We were only able to achieve this due to our new Komori press that arrived from Japan in late 2019.
Essentially it is a form of clear ink, but thanks to our unique Lightcure process, we use a low energy UV light to ‘cure’ the clear ink and achieve incredibly high gloss. This process is carried out inline when printing so there are no setup costs, reduced lead times and of course no plastics.
The real bonus is that we can also introduce a varnish plate to create spot gloss areas, patterns, vignettes, textures and more, the possibilities are endless. This works but reticulation (a reaction) between the varnish plate and the clear ink to give you either a crystal texture or high-gloss, plus gradients in-between.
Since unveiling ‘Hi-Lite’, a number of our customers have been utilising this print finish to produce artistic effects, making them stand out above the rest of their competitors. Take a look at this example below showing you what can be made possible when utilising this technology.