Dimensional Printing

Dimensional Printing

Dimensional printing can add the finishing touch to your digital printing. It is a feature available using the Fifth Imaging Unit, which Lemon Press who are based near Birmingham, have as part of their digital printing solution, on the Kodak Nexpress SE2500.

Dimensional printing can be used to give text or images a raised or 3D effect that creates a tactile element to any printed output. The process takes place inline so doesn’t affect speed or productivity. The Intelligent Dimensional Coating Solution is one of a series of innovations from Kodak for the SE Series of Digital Production Colour Presses.

Many customers we have spoken to in Birmingham and across the Midlands, compare the dimensional print effect to the traditional method of thermographic printing. There are some similarities but dimensional printing can offer variation in height to create different textures, and does not have to be applied to an inked area. Dimensional Clear Dry Ink can be applied directly to the substrate regardless of whether there is a printed image beneath it. It gives greater control to the printer and a very consistent finish every time.

The technique for creating dimensional print effects is straightforward. Dimensional Clear Dry Ink is loaded into the Fifth Imaging Unit. It is a dry ink that when applied creates a 3D or raised effect once it has been fused. It can be used to create a texture on text, images or graphics. Dimensional print effects can used by customers to create a wide variety of textures including; woodgrain, lemon peel and snakeskin.

Kodak have also ensured that the printed output using dimensional printing is fully recyclable. There is no special de-inking required and no VOCs (volatile organic compounds) are used in the dimensional printing process.

Using dimensional print on printed output can create a unique and memorable piece of print. If you would like information on how to create these effects in your artwork then you can download the files from Kodak.

If you would like to know more about dimensional printing, digital printing or would just like some print samples then please contact us on 01527 510262 or email info@nulllemonpress.co.uk

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