Four-color printing and spot color printing in tin can printing

- Jul 24, 2018 -

When many customers ask for the price, they will be asked whether to use four-color printing or spot color printing. Some customers are not very clear. So what is four-color printing in the printing of tin cans? What is spot color printing?


The four-color printing process in tin can printing generally refers to a printing process that uses yellow, magenta, cyan, three primary colors of ink and black ink to replicate the original color.


Spot color printing in tin can printing refers to the use of inks other than the four colors of yellow, magenta, cyan, and black ink to copy the original color. A popular example is if the customer needs to print a purple tin can, if the four-color printing process is used, the purple is made by four most basic original colors, if it is a spot color printing, it is directly purple. Oil mill to print.


In fact, many times customers use four-color plus spot color printing to print tin cans. This is to ensure the vividness of the color and make the tin can more beautiful. If a product has a color-level picture and a large-area background color, the color-level picture portion can be printed in four colors, and the large-area background color can be printed in a spot color. The advantage of this is that the four-color printing part can correctly restore the picture by controlling the density of the ground, and the background color part can obtain the uniform and thick visual effect of the ink by appropriately increasing the amount of ink. This method is often used in the printing production of high-end packaging products and stamps, but the cost of printing and plate making is also increased due to the increase in the number of colors.


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