Color-Logic Enables Digital Variable Metallic Data Printing Using Adobe InDesign

West Chester, Ohio, USA; October 2021— Designing for digital printing is fast becoming a critical issue for agencies and freelance graphic designers. The ability of digital processes to support variable data printing means that designers for both commercial printing and packaging must learn how to handle the complex files involved. Add metallic printing to the equation, and many designers become overwhelmed with preparing the necessary white ink masks, as well as the peculiarities of merging databases with otherwise simple print files. To address these issues and to vastly simplify the graphic design work involved, Color-Logic has prepared a detailed tutorial specifically detailing the steps involved, using the Color-Logic software with Adobe InDesign to produce print files guaranteed to clear all the hurdles presented by digital presses.

Variable data printing on digital platforms is nothing new, but Color-Logic brings an entirely new dimension when digitally printing on metallic substrates with white ink or toners for commercial print applications. Digital printing with white ink or toner on metallic stocks requires designers to make a white ink mask. If any change is made to an element, font, or image, a new white ink mask is required unless the designer is using Color-Logic. By using Color-Logic at the design stage with the digital output on metallic stock, a design can include variable foil colors and embellishments in fonts, elements, or images. Coupons, magazine covers, wedding invitations, greeting cards, posters, and tags are just a few of the applications appropriate for variable data metallic digital printing.

Adobe InDesign now has variable data support built in, so by using InDesign with the Color-Logic Design Suite, any designer can easily add metallic variable data into their clients' printed marketing pieces by using a licensed and certified Color-Logic printer. To demonstrate the ease and strength of the Color-Logic/Adobe InDesign combination, Color-Logic has released a short video explaining how digital metallic variable data printing can be used to create a striking magazine cover. The video can be seen at
here. The Color-Logic system is compatible with most major digital cut sheet pressed (HP Indigo, Ricoh, Xeikon, and Xerox) with white ink and a RIP compatible with Color-Logic.

Discussing the Color-Logic/Adobe InDesign breakthrough, Mark Geeves, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing, said; "Many industry reports attest to the value of variable data printing and metallics as relates to quality and consumer appeal. The 280 Color-Logic metallic colors and unlimited embellishments, together with Adobe Indesign, is a game-changer that drives up response rates for all commercial print applications."



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Color-Logic Broadens Certification of Ricoh Pro 7200sx Cut Sheet Presses to Include New Ricoh Silver Toner

West Chester, Ohio, USA; October 2021— Color-Logic has broadened its certification of Ricoh Pro 7200sx Series cut sheet presses to include those now available with Ricoh silver toner. Discussing the certification, Mark Geeves, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing, said: "We are pleased to certify the Ricoh Pro 7200sx series cut sheet press with Ricoh silver toner. Using this press, certification test prints on Ricoh-certified papers--prepared using files produced with Color-Logic software and run using the new Ricoh silver toner--met the criterion required for Color-Logic certification. Color-Logic licensees can be confident this press series with silver toner meets the stringent Color-Logic standards."

Geeves added: "The Color-Logic System™ is the only color communication software for use with metallic toners and metallic based substrates. The Color-Logic palettes enable licensed Color-Logic printers to provide 250 metallic colors, of which 25 are shades of gold, utilizing Ricoh silver toner or silver-based substrates. The Color-Logic palettes enable designers or printing prepress personnel to create embellishments for each color, from which printers can produce truly differentiated materiel on the Ricoh Pro C7200sx series presses."



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Color-Logic Now Available Worldwide

West Chester, Ohio, USA; October 2021— Color-Logic, the software for metallic printing and printing on metallic substrates--is now available around the world. Color-Logic licensees in more than 70 countries offer their customers and brands quick, easy, and foolproof metallic printing. Perhaps more important, major press manufacturers now offer Color-Logic software and training as part of their equipment offerings and customer training. Manufacturers, resellers, and demonstration facilities may be found using a worldwide map on the Color-Logic website at www.color-logic.com/resellers/. Licensed Color-Logic printers may be found at www.color-logic.com/findaprinter/.

Mark Geeves, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing, discussing the increasing ubiquity of metallic printing in packaging and labels, said: "The popularity of Color-Logic software is evident not just from the number of Color-Logic licensees, but the number and diversity of printer manufacturers incorporating Color-Logic in their sales presentations. Printers never cease to be amazed at the speed at which specialty files such as white ink masks can be prepared using Color-Logic software.

Richard Ainge. Color-Logic CTO, commented further: "In addition to metallic printing software, Color-Logic offers Touch7--a specialty software suite enabling designers and printers to take full advantage of extended gamut products such as those produces using the neon and fluorescent inks available on the latest digital presses. Our mission with both of these software suites is to streamline the design or prepress process while ensuring printers receive reliable, reproducible files they can use with confidence."

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New Color-Logic S.M.A.R.T Centre Provides Printers with Everything Needed to Sell Metallic Printing and Embellishments

West Chester, Ohio, USA; August 2021— Color-Logic has announced that its licensed printers and graphic designers now have access to the Color-Logic S.M.A.R.T Centre. The S.M.A.R.T (Software, Marketing, Artwork, Resources, and Training) Centre provides ready access to the latest Color-Logic software, marketing tools for sales and marketing teams, more than 100 press-ready metallic artwork files, and training materials illustrating how to utilize metallics from design to printed materials.

Announcing the S.M.A.R.T Centre concept, Mark Geeves, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing, said: "Since Color-Logic is now used in more than 70 countries around the world, we support our solutions around the clock. Every question received from users is automatically added to our FAQ list, so after more than ten years of providing printers with the answers to their metallic questions, we have the most complete compilation of metallic tips and tricks available anywhere. Now more than ever, as brands and businesses come to realize the power of metallics in their marketing materials, our licensees can quickly find the answers to their questions."

Geeves continued: "When COVID-19 hit, we saw an increased need to provide our licensed printers and graphic designers with cloud-based access to training videos, shortcuts, and the Color-Logic FAQs. With so many printers relying on remote operation, the Color-Logic S.M.A.R.T Centre stands as a great resource, enabling our licensees to grow their client base outside their normal geographic location."

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Color-Logic Presents at Xerox Southwest

West Chester, Ohio, USA; June 2021— At the recent US Xerox Business Solutions Southwest event, Color-Logic conducted an hour-long session detailing how to design for CMYK+ with Color-Logic and Touch7. The Color-Logic session followed a Xerox Iridesse presentation and demonstration, and focused on the embellishment potential of the Iridesse press when using Color-Logic with the silver dry inks offered by Xerox. Discussing the presentation, Mark Geeves, Color-Logic Director of Sales and Marketing, said: "With Color-Logic, graphic designers can quickly and easily produce sparkling print embellishments on the Xerox Iridesse press. The Color-Logic software permits producing as many as 55 metallic golds using only the dry silver ink offered by Xerox in conjunction with CMYK. Color-Logic Touch7 software broadens the available color gamut available with fluorescent inks, and Color-Logic also automatically produces the complex white ink masks needed when metallic substrates are used. Color-Logic enables printers to fully utilize the optional features now available on digital presses like the Xerox Iridesse."

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