Choosing Inks for Color Printing - Metallics and other Specialty Inks
Maybe I want use Invisible Ink!
So you've spent a lot of time and energy creating your artwork and setting up your files. Why would anyone want to use invisible ink? The truth is, there's a time and place for specialty inks. And while there's no real "invisible" ink, there are certain types of ink designed to be seen under special circumstances. UV Fluorescent inks only show up under a UV light.
There are also "reactive inks" which laydown essentially clear or lightly translucent but will react to special pens or when rubbed with a coin. The chemical reaction causes the ink to change color and become visible. Thermochromatic inks will change color or visibility when exposed to heat from friction, like being rubbed with your finger. Most of these various ink options would only be used when trying to maintain the security or authenticity of a printed project ( for example, checks, official documents, certificates, or special event tickets.) Scratch-off inks are another type of specialty ink, which can be used for promotional pieces, special giveaways, or hidden messages on direct mail pieces.
If you'd like to learn more about how specialty inks can be used to make your project unique, feel free to contact one of our Customer Service or Sales Representatives. Also, if there are any questions about this article, or information you'd like to see covered in more detail, please feel free to leave a comment below.
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